CCDBGChild Care Development Block Grant
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These strategies included: increasing overall funding for child care in the CCDBG; providing incentives to center-and family-based child care providers to offer nonstandard-hour care; increasing the value of child care assistance vouchers; providing more training for informal family, friends, and neighbors (FFN) child care providers; raising rates for all child care providers; and tracking or sharing best practices to address the need for nonstandard-hour child care for workers employed in growing job sectors (retail, food service, hospitality, security, health care) in which shift work and unstable schedules are the norm.
Policymakers considering changes to the CCDBG or childcare tax policy should consider how those policies affect work schedule transitions and childcare stability.
These earlier battles over AFLA and the CCDBG set the stage for further efforts to expand the participation of religious service providers in federal aid programs and to codify a new general regime of protections to insure their religious integrity.
Under the CCDBG rules, states can transfer a portion (up to 30%) of TANF dollars to the CCDF, or spend TANF directly for child care.
CDF is working for legislation that would guarantee at least $20 billion (over 5 years) in new funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) to help states make child care affordable for low-income families earning up to $35,000/year, to expand structured afterschool and summer activities for children and youth, and to improve the quality of care and the compensation of those who care for our children.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 seeks to make child care safer by ensuring that individuals working with or in proximity to children have not committed violent crimes, child abuse, or sexual offenses.
(79) Finally, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) was created to improve child-care accessibility and affordability for low-income working families in general.
The information in this guide can help states go beyond Head Start and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds to build on early childhood systems and improve access to services for children.