HB 2015 Update - HB 2015 is moving and includes the funding for rate increases, student hours, exit eligibility increasing to 250% of FPL, and one year eligibility for families.
Where it falls short is providing money to make any significant decreases in the waitlist, about 800 additional families. As of Wednesday, the waitlist was 3,821 families. We now need to start asking our legislators to please advocate for more funding in the "Christmas Tree Bill" (this is an end of session bill where any leftover money is designated.) Let them know that each additional $5 million will move 250 more families off of the waitlist.
Please encourage other providers and parents to call or email their legislators. Find them here: