Tracking ARRA Child Care Funds: July Recap
Jul 30, 2010
Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) ARRA funds are available until September 30, 2010. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues weekly reports tracking state outlays of ARRA funds. As of July 17, states, territories, and tribes have drawn down a total of $1.05 billion in child care funds, or 53 percent of the $2 billion allocation. These funds have proven to be a critical economic support for families over the past year.
Seventeen states have drawn down 75 percent or more of their allocated dollars: Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Minnesota, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington. Another twelve states have drawn down between 50-75 percent of their allocated dollars: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Please note that ARRA reporting of state outlays includes any tribal funds drawn down within the state.