Brief Implications of Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization for State Policies: Changes to Requirements for Ongoing Eligibility
Sarah Minton, Katie Shantz, Lorraine Blatt
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The 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant will change how states and territories provide child care subsidies to low-income families. Before reauthorization, eligibility periods were usually set at either 6 or 12 months, with families sometimes losing subsidies sooner because of changes in circumstances. Now, eligibility periods will have to be at least 12 months, and in many cases, families will continue receiving assistance if their circumstances change during that period. This brief describes state and territory policies for ongoing eligibility before reauthorization and how those policies will have to change in the coming years.
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Welfare and safety net programs Child care Early childhood education Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center