United States
"Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)"

What is Child Care and Development Block Grant ?

CCDBG is a federal program in the USA that provides funding to states, territories, and tribes to support low-income families in accessing affordable child care services. 

How the CCDBG Works ?

CCDBG allocates funds to states and territories, which then develop and administer their own child care programs based on federal guidelines. States have flexibility in how they use the funds.

Uses of CCDBG Funds

CCDBG funds is used to enhance the quality, affordability, and accessibility of child care services by providing subsidies, improving child care programs, and promoting child care workforce.

Who is Eligible for CCDBG ?

Eligibility for CCDBG is determined by individual states, but generally, low-income families, working parents & those pursuing education or training are eligible for subsidized child care assistance.

How Much is Child Care and Development Block Grant ?

The exact funding amount for the CCDBG can vary from year to year, but for fiscal year 2023, it received approximately $8 billion in federal funding.

Other Services through CCDBG

CCDBG may offer consumer education resources, referrals to child care providers, support for early childhood education, and initiatives to assist families in transitioning off public assistance.

How to Apply for Child Care Development Block Grant ?

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To apply for the CCDBG funds, contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency or the designated agency in your state.