Brief Child Care Subsidies under the CCDF Program
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An Overview of Policy Differences across States and Territories as of October 1, 2018
Kelly Dwyer, Victoria Tran, Sarah Minton
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If a child’s parents both work full-time and together earn $30,000 per year, can the family receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if one of the parents loses their job and needs child care while they look for a new job? If the family does qualify for a subsidy, how much will they have to pay out of pocket? The answers to these questions depend on a family’s exact circumstances, including:

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 in 2018.  More information about these and other policies can be found at https://ccdf.urban.org/.

Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Child care Early childhood education Kids in context Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center
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