WSR 99-10-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY,

TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

[ Filed May 4, 1999, 9:10 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 365-170 WAC, Funding for early childhood education and assistance programs.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 43.63A.060, 43.63A.065.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ECEAP program performance standards have been modified to reflect changes in existing state law, regarding receipt of low income services, childcare quality standards, and educational requirements for adults and children. These changes necessitate changes to existing rules for purposes of consistency and compliance.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Changes in TANF eligibility will require that CTED coordinate and comply with new rules instated by DSHS.

Process for Developing New Rule:

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. All ECEAP contractors and stakeholders have been an integral part of the rule-making process. CTED has hosted teleconference, videoconferences, and stakeholder meetings, and set up a list serve/computer bulletin board for clarification and input into the rule-making process.

May 3, 1999

Jean L. Ameluxen, Director

Intergovernmental Relations

Washington State Code Reviser's Office