Tracking American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Child Care Funds: September Update
Sep 25, 2009
Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) ARRA funds are available until September 30, 2010. The U.S. Department of Health Human Services issues weekly reports tracking state outlays of ARRA funds. As of September 18, states, territories, and tribes have drawn down a total of $183.6 million in child care funds, or 9 percent of the $2 billion allocation.
Fifteen states currently report that they have not drawn down any funds (Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, which we count as a state). Four states (Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Ohio) have drawn down over 50 percent of allocated dollars. Please note that ARRA reporting of state outlays includes any tribal funds drawn down within the state.
CCDBG ARRA funds are intended to be spent quickly and effectively to create new jobs, serve more families, and improve the quality of care. Go to HHS.gov/Recovery to track weekly financial reports for your state or check back here monthly as we update national and state-by-state spending. You can also read the National Women's Law Center's annual subsidy report for more information on your state's child care assistance policies. VIEW STATE OUTLAYS>>