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Child care subsidies under the CCDF program: An overview of policy differences across states and territories as of October 1, 2017

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OPRE Report 2019-43
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Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:37
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Tran, Victoria
Dwyer, Kelly
Minton, Sarah
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Washington, DC
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Friday, March 29, 2019
OPRE Report
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If a single mother earns $25,000 per year, can she receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if she decides to attend a training program? If she does qualify for a subsidy, how much will she 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, and 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 graphical overview of some of the CCDF policy differences across States/Territories. It includes information about eligibility requirements, family application and terms of authorization, family payments, and policies for providers. (Excerpt from author introduction)

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