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Child Care and Early Learning Programs

Child Care & Development Block Grant

Overview

Child care is a necessity for working parents, yet the cost of quality care often places it out of reach for many families.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) provides federal funding to states for child care subsidies for low-income families with children under age 13.

Additionally, CCDBG allows for flexibility to match state and federal funds to improve the overall quality of child care within existing state and local systems.

Current Funding Level: CCDBG is funded at $8.02 billion for FY2023, an increase of $1.86 billion over FY2022. Combined with CCES annual funding of $3.55 billion, total CCDF funding is $11.57 billion.

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The First Five Things to Know: The Child Care and Development Block Grant

May 10, 2023

Millions of families need child care in order to work, but many simply can’t afford it. This leads to parents having to reduce the number of hours they work or …

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How CCDBG Benefits Families in Your State

May 9, 2023

The Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance to low-income working families with children under age 13. The majority …

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CCDBG: Overview

March 2, 2023

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act provides federal funding to states for child care subsidies for low-income families with children under age 13.

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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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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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