CDEC has proposed to establish a new qualifying factor for children living in poverty, which is defined as those families at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG).
If approved, this qualifying factor will be implemented in year two of UPK Colorado.
This change expands the eligibility of children experiencing poverty to receive additional preschool services (hours), and is intended to increase equity and provide additional support to uplift Colorado's most vulnerable populations.
Please submit written comments on the draft UPK Qualifying Factors Rule. Comments are due by Wednesday, November 22, 2023.