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FFYF Submits Comments on 2023 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families NPRM

December 4, 2023

On October 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. …

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Understanding the Difference Between the Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit ⁠— and Why We Need Both

December 1, 2023

Child care is not a luxury for American families – it’s a necessity. Yet the high costs associated with quality child care are rapidly out-pacing most other expenses faced by …

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Federal Tax Provisions That Support Child Care

November 29, 2023

American families depend on affordable, reliable, quality child care to go to work – but this care is often hard to find and too costly. These challenges have a tremendous …

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FFYF Submits Comments on 2023 Child Care and Development Fund NPRM

August 28, 2023

On July 13, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would strengthen the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) – the program …

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Federal Investments are the Foundation for State and Local Early Care and Education Programs

July 18, 2023

Our nation depends on child care. Today, 26.8 million people—16% of the U.S. workforce—rely on child care to work or attend school. But the high cost and limited supply of …

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FFYF Comments on Early Care and Education in ESRA Reauthorization

April 19, 2023

In April, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) released a Request for Information seeking input on policies the Committee should consider in the upcoming reauthorization of …

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FY23 Final Funding Levels for Key Early Learning Programs

January 5, 2023
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Administration Forecasts New Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Funding Opportunities for States

June 30, 2022

Great news from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)! On June 24, 2022 ACF released a Funding Forecast for …

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Learn About the Positive Impact of MIECHV in Your State

June 22, 2022

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program provides federal funds to states, territories, and tribal entities for voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services. This program was reauthorized in …

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CCDBG Reauthorization Comparison

March 24, 2022
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Appropriations and Budget Reconciliation: Understanding Federal Early Learning & Care Funding Opportunities

March 9, 2022

Updated March 15, 2022 Each year, millions of low-income children from birth through age five benefit from the array of federal early learning and care programs, including the Child Care …

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FAQ on the Child Care and Preschool Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

December 15, 2021

Congress is considering legislation built around President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) plan, which Democrats are working to pass through the budget reconciliation process. BBB includes policies and investments that, …

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