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Child care subsidies under the CCDF program: An overview of policy differences across States and Territories as of October 1, 2016

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OPRE Report 2018-02
Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:07
Individual Author: 
Tran, Victoria
Minton, Sarah
Haldar, Sweta
Giannarelli, Linda
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Place Published: 
Washington, DC
Published Date: 
January 2018
Published Date (Text): 
January 2018
OPRE Report
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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, including: the ages of the children; the number of people in the family; income; where they live. Child care subsidies are provided through a federal block grant program called the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). CCDF provides funding to the States, Territories, and Tribes. They use the money to administer child care subsidy programs for low-income families. This brief provides a graphic overview of some of the CCDF policy differences across States/Territories. It includes information about eligibility requirements; family application, terms of authorization, and redetermination; family payments; and policies for providers. (Author introduction)

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