June 18th Deadline Approaching

This post is a REMINDER of an approaching Deadline for provider input.
FCCAM believes it is important that providers are aware of events happening on the local, state and federal level that will have impact on their small business. FCCAM tries to provide notice on this site, through it’s Facebook page and emails about just such events. When the opportunity arises for providers to provide direct comment on issues on their profession and business it is important to do so. Changes we wish to see will not happen unless we speak up.
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This notice was received as an attachment to an email by some providers from their licensing specialists around May 31, 2018. FCCAM posted links immediately on our Facebook page.
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State of Maine
Notice of Public Hearings
Department of Health and Human Services / Office of Child and Family Services
Child Care Development Fund State Plan for the period of October 1, 2018-September 30, 2021
In accordance with Public Law 113-186, the Child Care and Development Block Grant
(CCDBG) Act of 2014, and MRS Title 5. Chapter 375, §9052 a public hearing will be held by
the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services. The purpose of this hearing is to seek public and provider input and comment on the draft plan for the provision of child care services funded by the federal Child Care Development Fund. The State Plan describes Maine’s plan to support the state’s child care infrastructure and comply with federal requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014.
Also in accordance with MRS Title 5. §9054, (1). (2)., application for intervention may be
submitted to the person and by the method listed at the bottom of this notice up until the five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing.
Copies of the draft plan may be requested by contacting:
Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Child and Family Services
Attn: Barbara Sousa 2 Anthony Avenue Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
Barbara.D.Sousa@maine.gov 207-624-7900
The draft plan may also be viewed or printed from the link below:
The public hearing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday June 18, 2018 at:
Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Child and Family Services
2 Anthony Avenue Augusta, Maine 04333
Public and provider participation will also be available by utilizing Zoom:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/764272750
Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +1-669-900-6833, 764272750# or +1-408-740-3766, 764272750# Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 408 740 3766 or +1 646 876 9923
Meeting ID: 764 272 750
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/eJknZFAsI
Written comments/arguments may be submitted for consideration prior to the hearing and/or after the hearing until midnight June 18, 2018, via Fax: 207-287-6308 or by email to Crystal.Arbour@Maine.gov