The Plan serves as the application for CCDF funds by providing a description of, and assurance about, the grantee’s child care program and all services available to eligible families. The Office of Child Care reviews the Plans for approval. If they are approved, funds are awarded for the next federal fiscal year.
Change of Plan Cycle and Submission Date for FY 2016-2018 CCDF Plans
On November 19, 2014, the President signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law. This Law reauthorizes the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and makes significant advances by defining health and safety requirements for child care providers, outlining family-friendly eligibility policies, and ensuring parents and the general public have transparent information about the child care choices available to them. The CCDBG Act also changed the Plan cycle for CCDF from a biennial to a triennial Plan period; thus, the FY 2016-2018 Plan will cover a 3-year period. The Plan submission deadline has been extended from July 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016, with an effective date of June 1, 2016 through September 30, 2018.
Approved State/Territory and Tribal Plans
In the summer of 2013, grantees submitted Plans for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The OCC has made these plans available for viewing.