Implementing the CCDBG Reauthorization

April 14, 2015

A Guide for States

By CLASP and National Women's Law Center 

In November 2014, with broad bipartisan support, Congress reauthorized CCDBG (the major federal child care program) for the first time since 1996. The new law strengthens CCDBG’s dual role as a major early childhood education program and a work support for low-income families.

This implementation guide is designed to help policymak­ers and advocates gain a better understanding of what is entailed in fully implementing the law. It summarizes and analyzes key sections of the reauthorization, offering recommendations and areas of caution for states. It also includes a detailed chart compar­ing specific provisions of the new law with those of the previous law, an implementation timeline, a checklist indicating state compliance with select provisions of the law, a summary of the law, and state-by-state information on CCDBG funding and children served.

To read the guide in its entirety, click here, or select a section below. 

Inside the Guide 

For all CLASP resources related to CCDBG reauthorization and implementation, click here.
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