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The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)


Congressional Action

On November 19, 2014, the President signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law (PL113-186). The bipartisan measure marks the first time in 18 years that Congress has passed legislation to strengthen the quality of child care.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) allocates funds to states to assist families in affording child care and to strengthen the quality of child care. State child care policies vary greatly. The law requires minimum health and safety protections for children while promoting greater accountability by states for the expenditure of federal funds. The last time that Congress reauthorized (renewed) CCDBG was in 1996. 

CCDBG Information at a Glance

CCDBG RESOURCES:

KEY STATE BY STATE TABLES

KEY LICENSING BACKGROUND

KEY SENATE HEARINGS

KEY HOUSE HEARINGS

Janet Singerman, President & CEO, Child Care Resources Inc., Charlotte, NC  7/26/12
Paula Koos, Executive Director, Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Oklahoma City, OK

3/25/14 House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood. "The Foundation for Success: Strengthening the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program"

2/5/14 House Education and the Workforce Committee. “The Foundation for Success: Discussing Early Childhood Education and Care in America”

CCDBG Policy Data Book (2017)
Washington Post
(August 7, 2015)

COVID-19 Resources:

CCDBG Implementation Resources:

Sheila Hoyle, Executive Director, Southwestern Child Development Commission, Webster, NC
  • 6/15/16 Senate HELP Committee. "Implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014: Perspectives of Stakeholders"
  • 2/6/14 Senate HELP Committee. "Supporting Children & Families through Investments in High-Quality Early Education"
  • 7/26/12 Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children & Families. "CCDBG Reauthorization: Helping to Meet the Child Care Needs of American Families"
  • 9/8/11 Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children & Families. "Examining Quality & Safety in Child Care: Giving Working Families Security, Confidence, & Peace of Mind"
  • 6/9/11 Senate HELP Subcommittee on Children & Families. "Getting the Most Bang for the Buck: Quality Education and Care"
BUILD Initiative
 

Child Care & Economic Impact

Child Care and State Economies: 2019 Update, Committee for Economic Development (2019)

Prior Year State CCDBG Tables

Bipartisan Policy Center

Nationwide Child Care Poll: Child Care Costs Impact Families’ Employment, Savings, and Future Planning (November 2019)

Nationwide Parent Poll During COVID-19 (BPC, April 10, 2020)

CCR&R ACF Comments "Improving Access to Affordable, High-Quality Child Care: Request for Information"  (December 2019)