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Child Care and Development Fund State Plan


The federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is an aggregate of several funding sources that is distributed in block grants by the federal government to the states and territories. The majority of the funds are to be used to provide child care services to families who meet certain income and need criteria. A portion of the funding (at least 4 percent of the block grant amount) is to be used for activities to improve the quality of child care. Another portion (not to exceed 5 percent of the block grant amount) is to be used to pay for costs of administering the CCDF.

The purpose of the CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services. Every two years, states and territories receiving CCDF funds must prepare and submit to the federal government a plan detailing how these funds will be allocated and expended.

Federal Fiscal Years 2016–18

State Plan Summary FFY 2016–18
Input Opportunities for CCDF State Plan
Public and Stakeholder Topical Input Sessions for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization and CCDF State Plan October 1, 2015, to September 30, 2018

Federal Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015

State Plan Summary FFY 2014 and 2015
Final CCDF State Plan FFY 2014 and 2015 (PDF)

Federal Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

State Plan Summary FFY 2012 and 2013
Final CCDF State Plan FFY 2012 and 2013 (PDF; 2MB)

Federal Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

State Plan Summary FFY 2010 and 2011
Final CCDF State Plan FFY 2010 and 2011 (DOC; 1MB)

Federal Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009

State Plan Summary FFY 2008 and 2009
Final CCDF State Plan FFY 2008 and 2009 (DOC)

Federal Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007

State Plan Summary FFY 2006 and 2007
Final CCDF State Plan FFY 2006 and 2007 (DOC)

Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | | 916-322-4883
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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