Child Care and Development Fund (Government Grant)

200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201
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Areas of Interest Description: 

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a block grant that goes directly to States, Territories, and Native American
tribes to assist low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public
assistance in obtaining child care so parents can work, attend training, or attend education programs. To be eligible, the
child must be under age 13 (or age 19 if the child has special needs). Subsidized child care services are available to eligible
families through certificates (vouchers) or contracts with providers. Parents may select any legally-operating child care
provider that accepts subsidies—including a child care center, family child care home, relative, friend or neighbor. Child
care providers serving children funded by CCDF must meet basic health and safety requirements set by States and Tribes.


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FY 2006 Appropriation: $5,000,000,000

Application Procedures: 

Application Deadline: States are responsible for setting the application deadline. Please check with the point of contact
below for State contact information.

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