Brief Child Care Subsidies under the CCDF Program: An Overview of Policy Differences across States and Territories as of October 1, 2016
Victoria Tran, Sarah Minton, Sweta Haldar, Linda Giannarelli
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If a child’s parents both work full-time and together earn $25,000 per year, can the family receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if one of the parents is a full-time student and not working? If the family does qualify for a subsidy, how much will they still 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.

Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Poverty Welfare and safety net programs Families with low incomes Early childhood education Kids in context
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center