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What Congregations Need to Know About Federal Funding for Child Care

Published: September 18, 2012

As part of the 1996 welfare reform law, the Federal government is committed to support the work efforts of current and former welfare dependent families working toward self-sufficiency. The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides Federal funding to States, Tribes, and Territories to support child care services for low-income children whose parents are working or attending a job training or educational program. Eligible families may receive subsidies for child care through the voucher program. Child care programs in churches, synagogues and mosques may be eligible to accept these government subsidies for child care.