Key Cross-State Variations in CCDF Policies as of October 1, 2019: The CCDF Policies Database Book of Tables

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), a Federal block grant program, appropriates funds to states, tribes, and territories to subsidize child care costs for low-income working families. Each jurisdiction has its own set of eligibility requirements and policies for how funds are allotted. The CCDF Policies database illustrates in detailed tables the policy choices made by each state and territory in the context of federal program requirements. This report examines the policies and addresses: What are the eligibility requirements for families and children? What must families do to initially receive assistance and to continue receiving assistance? How much do families have to pay out of pocket for the child care they receive? What are the requirements for child care providers, and how much are they reimbursed for care?

While the report covers policies in effect as of October 1, 2019, it also examines how the policies have changed in the prior year and how selected policies have changed over the last five years prior to October 1, 2019. The report does not reflect more recent changes to policies, including policy changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Policy changes implemented after October 1, 2019 will be captured in future years’ reports.

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February, 2021
February 2021
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