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Early Childhood Universal Application Subcommittee

Overview and Background

The Early Childhood Universal Application Subcommittee of the Government Data Advisory Council was established via House Bill 10-1028 to study and make recommendations around the feasibility of creating a universal application for a variety of state programs focused on children birth to age eight. The inaugural kickoff meeting was held on August 11, 2010 at the Governor’s Office of Information Technology.

 

Subcommitee Activities

HB 10-1028 details the duties ascribed to the subcommittee which include, but are not limited to the following. 

  • Making recommendations to the Chief Information Officer and the Advisory Board protocols and procedures for creating and implementing a universal application to be used by all state agencies and school districts for applications for programs related to early childhood care and education, including but not limited to:

Medicaid
The Children's Basic Health Plan
The Head Start Program
The Colorado Preschool Program
The Free Or Reduced-Cost Lunch Program
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
The Child And Adult Care Food Program
The Colorado Works Program
The Special Supplemental Food Program For Women, Infants, And Children
The Food Stamp Program
Early Childhood Council Programs
The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program
Affordable Housing Programs
 

  • Advising the Chief Information Officer upon his/her request on other issues pertaining to applications for programs related to early childhood care and education.

 

Semi-Annual Report

A report will be given to the State Chief Information Officer and the GDAB twice a year, with the first report due on or before December 1 2010.