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Congress Set to Approve Critical Funding Increases for Key Federal Early Childhood Education Programs

December 20, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressional leaders released their final FY2023 omnibus spending package, which includes prioritizing more than $2.8 billion in funding increases for core federal early learning and care programs, …

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Ahead of End-Of-Year Deal, Bipartisan Lawmakers & Members-Elect Agree Congress Must Work to Double Funding for CCDBG

December 5, 2022

As negotiations for the FY2023 spending bill continue, House and Senate members from across the aisle, members-elect for the 118th Congress, and leading national organizations agree that Congressional Appropriators must …

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Guidance for States to Leverage PDG B-5

November 1, 2022

On September 13, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced $266 million in Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal and planning grants. PDG B-5 grants assist …

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ACF Releases Guidance to Increase ECE Workforce Compensation and Supports

September 14, 2022

On September 12, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released three information memoranda that emphasize sustainable strategies to support the workforce across three federal funding streams: Head Start, Child …

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ACF releases New Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Funding Opportunity Focused on Supporting the Workforce

September 14, 2022

On September 13, the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) announced $266 million Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal and planning grants. The Notices of Funding Opportunity, …

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FFYF’s 2022 Child Care & Early Learning State Fact Sheets

August 2, 2022

Our analysis of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. shows that the existing patchwork of federal and state early learning and care programs only reaches a fraction of income-eligible families. Federal …

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Bill With Proposed FY2023 Funding Levels for ECE Programs

June 30, 2022

Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted to pass the FY2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill, which provides funding for many of the core federal …

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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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FFYF Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing Highlighting Importance of Federal ECE Funding

April 22, 2022

On Thursday, First Five Years Fund (FFYF), together with the National Head Start Association (NHSA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and Child Care Aware of …

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White House Releases FY2023 Budget Request to Congress

March 28, 2022

Today, the White House released details of President Biden’s FY2023 budget request to Congress, which includes funding increases for many of the federal early learning programs that support the care …

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Congress Passes FY2022 Omnibus Funding Bill

March 11, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late last night, the Senate approved an omnibus spending package that included bipartisan funding increases for some of the nation’s vital early learning and care programs. The …

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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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