Child Care Subsidies under the CCDF Program

Brief

Child Care Subsidies under the CCDF Program

An Overview of Policy Differences across States and Territories as of October 1, 2015

Abstract

If a single mother earns $25,000 per year, can she get government help, or a subsidy, to pay for child care? If she is eligible for a subsidy, how much will she have to pay out of pocket? The answers to these questions depend on a family’s exact circumstances. Child care subsidies are provided through a federal block grant program called the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). Within the federal guidelines, States/Territories establish many of the detailed policies used to operate their CCDF programs. This brief provides a graphic overview of some of the CCDF policy differences across States/Territories.

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