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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 is to be used for activities to improve the quality of child care. Another portion 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. 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 (FFY) 2022–24

Please visit the California Department of Social Services CCDF State Plan webpage External link opens in new window or tab. for more information.

Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019–21

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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