Georgia Gateway (www.Gateway.ga.gov) is Georgia’s integrated eligibility system for determining eligibility and maintaining benefits for health and human services programs, including CAPS. Families can use the Georgia Gateway portal to apply for and renew benefits, report changes to their family circumstances, view messages and notices, and submit documents needed for eligibility.
The Georgia Gateway portal allows families to access the following health and human services programs:
- Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS)
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Programs for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Medical assistance (Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids, Planning for Healthy Babies, and more medical assistance options)
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Click here for instructions on applying for child care in Georgia Gateway.
What CAPS Families and Providers Need to Know about Georgia Gateway
The shift to Georgia Gateway will not impact CAPS eligibility policies.
As information about families is moved from the current system to Georgia Gateway, the scholarship certificates providers receive for families will look different because of formatting. But the certificate will include the same valuable information.
The CAPS payment process will NOT change. Providers will still submit invoices and receive payments through MAXIMUS, Inc. MAXIMUS will remain the point of contact for any payment or CAPS compliance related questions.