The Ohio CDC Association was one of 11 awardees to receive a Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals (JOLI) grant by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Services in September of 2008. The purpose of the JOLI program is to create new jobs to be filled by low-income individuals. JOLI grantees create jobs through business plans and the provision of technical and/or financial assistance to private employers in the community. The ultimate goal of the JOLI program is economic self-sufficiency for the targeted populations.

OCDCA is partnering with CAC of Pike County, Adams Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc., and Increase Community Development Corporation to assist 34 income eligible individuals in the creation of family child care home businesses with state of Ohio Type B certification. With Type B certification, family child care businesses are eligible to accept subsidized child care clients. Based on the county and the number of children (up to 6 per shift) served, a family child care business can potentially gross a minimum of $42,000 per year.

Recipients of the project will receive training in financial literacy, micro-enterprise development, child care provider certification as well as individual training and technical assistance. Business start up capital will be provided as part of the project. Eligible JOLI participants must be TANF recipients or other low-income individuals whose income level does not exceed 100% of the federal poverty guidelines. They must live in Pike, Jackson, Ross or Scioto counties.

More Information

If you would like more information about JOLI you can access the OCS home page. Individuals wishing to start a family day care home business with type B certification may contact Suzanne Parks with the Ohio CDC Association at (614) 461-6392, ext 206 or via email at Although you must live in Adams, Brown, Franklin, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, or Scioto counties.

If you live in Gallia, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Jackson, Ross, or Scioto Counties, you may contact Chris Ervin, Business Development Director at (740)289-2371, Ext. 381 or via email at

Franklin Country residents may contact Chris Babbs, Project Manager at (614) 476-1758 or via email at

Adams and Brown County residents may contact Lisa Tumbleson-Davis at (937) 378-6041, Ext. 238 or via email at