In 2012, most families receiving assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) were working.
The majority of families receive CCDBG assistance because they are working and in 2012, 93 percent were employed and/or in education or training programs. In spite of the fact that most of these families were working, they were also very low income. According to the Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Care Child Care and Development Fund Report to Congress, in 2010 (the latest year for which income data are available), the median monthly income of families receiving CCDBG-funded assistance was $1,449 ($17,388 annualized). Nearly half (49 percent) of families had incomes below the federal poverty level, and an additional 26 percent of families had incomes between 100-150 percent of poverty.