Child Care Assistance Spending and Participation in 2016

This factsheet shows that states’ child care assistance spending declined slightly from 2015 to 2016. As a result of decreased spending, fewer children than ever are receiving CCDBG-funded child care. Improving the health, safety, and quality of child care—as well as addressing the steep decline in the number of children served over the last decade—will require greater, continuous federal and state investments.

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