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Priorities Report: 2020

September 28, 2021

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is the primary federal funding source dedicated to providing child care assistance to families with low-incomes.  As a block grant, CCDF gives funding to states, territories, and tribes to provide child care subsidies through vouchers or certificates to families with low incomes, and grants and contracts with providers in some states.  CCDF provides access to child care services for working families with low incomes, so parents can work, attend school, or enroll in training.  Additionally, CCDF promotes the healthy development of children by improving the quality of early learning and school-age experiences for both subsidized and unsubsidized children.  Within the federal regulations, lead agencies administering CCDF decide how to administer the CCDF subsidy programs.  States determine payment rates for child care providers, copayment amounts for families, specific eligibility requirements, and have some flexibilities on how to prioritize CCDF services.

The following reports include the initial CCDF Plan data submitted by states and territories as of July 1, 2021. The preliminary reports and information are subject to change. The Plans are currently under review and will become effective as of October 1, 2021. For more detailed information about the sections listed below, please refer to the CCDF State/Territory Plan Preprint (PDF).

ARP Act Increased Mandatory and Matching Funds

CCDF-ACF-IM-2021-04
August 3, 2021

This information memorandum provides an overview and guidance on the additional CCDF mandatory and matching funds made available through the ARP Act.

ARP Act Supplemental Funding State Fact Sheets offer state by state information about the allocation of American Rescue Plan funs that will support families, child care providers, and communities across the country.”

ARP Act CCDF Discretionary Supplemental Funds

CCDF-ACF-IM-2021-03
June 10, 2021

This Information Memoranda provides an overview and guidance on the supplemental CCDF Discretionary funds made available through the ARP Act. 

GY 2021 CCDF Allocations (Based on Appropriations)

This table provides a snapshot of the progress States are making in meeting the new reporting requirements, and should not be used to describe the national landscape of children with disabilities receiving child care services. 

Child With a Disability Definition: Refer to footnote #7 for the definition

This table provides a snapshot of the progress States are making in meeting the new reporting requirements, and should not be used to describe the national lanscape of the languages spoken at home for children receiving child care services. 

This table provides a snapshot of the progress States are making in meeting the new reporting requirements, and should not be used to describe the national lanscape of CCDF families experiencing homelessness.

FY 2019 Preliminary Data Table 18 - Average Monthly Percentages of Head of Family Status (NEW)