Appropriations Bill Brings a Holiday Gift for Federal Education Programs

By Abbie Lieberman, Amaya Garcia, Clare McCann, Iris Palmer, Ivy Love


“In FY 2020, CCDBG, which provides funding to states for child care subsidies for low-income families, will receive $5.8 billion, an increase of $550 million. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) estimates that this funding could serve up to 33,600 additional children. Last year, funding for CCDBG increased by $50 million and the program received a historic funding increase in FY2018 of $2.37 billion over FY2017 levels. While this is another step in the right direction, it’s important to remember that the program does not receive nearly enough funding to serve all eligible children.”

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