House would fund child care for 300,000 more children; Senate proposes to cut 40,000 instead

The House and Senate have proposed investing dramatically different amounts into the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The House has proposed investing an additional $2.4 billion in the program while the Senate has proposed a $25 million increase. The House’s proposal would provide an additional 301,000 children with child care assistance while the Senate’s proposal would cause 40,500 children to lost child care subsidies because the $25 million increase is lower than inflation. This factsheet is our state-by-state analysis of the number of children served by these starkly different CCDBG investments.