Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

According to our estimates, a $2.4 billion increase would enable states to provide an additional 301,000 children with child care assistance. In this factsheet we estimate how a $2.4 billion CCDBG increase would be disbursed among the states and how many additional children each state would be able to serve. 

Apr 25, 2019 | Report/Brief | Rebecca Ullrich

It’s widely known that federal child care funding is insufficient to serve every child who may be eligible for assistance. However, new CLASP analysis reveals that access varies significantly by race, ethnicity, and state.

Mar 12, 2019 | Fact Sheet | CLASP

Despite recent investments, CCDBG is still serving only a small fraction of eligible children whose parents would be able to consistently go to work or school if they had access to the program’s child care assistance. That’s why CCDBG funding should be increased by $5 billion in fiscal year 2020.

High-quality child care programs offer safe, nurturing environments where children can learn and grow. That's why the CCDBG is critical for families with low incomes.

This report summarizes state experiences implementing the 2014 CCDBG Reauthorization Act, and related lessons CLASP has drawn from states and stakeholders that can inform future policy efforts.

This profile examines CCDBG implementation in California including key takeaways, lessons learned, and next steps.

This profile examines CCDBG reauthorization implementation in Alabama including key takeaways, lessons learned, and next steps.