Alternative Payment Program
The Alternative Payment Program is a subsidized child care Program that serves low-income families who are employed, seeking employment, participating in a job training or education program. Children who are “subjected to” or “at risk of” abuse, neglect, or exploitation may also be eligible with a referral from a legally qualified professional from a medical or social services agency, or an emergency shelter. Parents who are incapacitated and families that are homeless may also be eligible. Child Protective Services and “At Risk” families shall be served first.
Alternative Payment Program Policies and Procedures
Child Attendance Records
Eligibility and Need requirements
This program requires that families meet income and need requirements. Parents must live and/or work in Santa Barbara County and have a street address/or Post office address. Parens must submit verification of income for eligibility. Parents participating in an educational or job training program are required to supply verification of education or training schedules for eligibility.
CalWORKs CHILD CARE SERVICES STAGE 2
The CalWORKs Stage 2 Program Provides child care services to families who the Department of Social Services have determined are in a stable “approved work activity” and are transitioning off of cash aid. Families must meet eligibility, income and need requirements. Parents must live and or work in Santa Barbara County. Parents must provide evidence of street or post office address.
Parents must have received cash-aid assistance within the last 24 months and must be referred by the Department of Social Services to qualify for CalWORKs Stage 2 child care. Families who have received a Diversion Payment from the Department of Social services may also be eligible.
CalWORKs CHILD CARE SERVICES STAGE 3
The CalWORKs Stage 3 Program provides child care services to families whose 24 month clock has ended in Stage 2. Parents must be participating in a CalWORKs “approved work activity” to qualify for Stage 3 services. Families must meet eligibility, income and need requirements. Parents must live and/or work in Santa Barbara County. Parents must provide evidence of street or post office address and income verification. Families must be enrolled in the Stage 2 Program in order to move to the Stage 3.
Our office are located in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria at the following addresses:
705 E. Main Street, Ste. 103
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Toll Free 1.877.925.7030
1124 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Toll Free 1.877.535.3665