CCDF Expenditures Overview for FY 2015 as of 9/30/2017

Publication Date: April 29, 2019

CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND (CCDF)

STATE SPENDING UNDER THE FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATION

AS OF 9/30/2017

FY 2015 Highlights:

This summary provides cumulative information obtained from state ACF-696 financial reports submitted for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 CCDF appropriation showing cumulative expenditures through September 30, 2017. The FY 2015 state reports detail expenditures from each of the CCDF funding streams (Mandatory, Matching, and Discretionary), as well as funds transferred from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to CCDF. Included are expenditures for administration, direct and non-direct services, and quality activities including congressionally mandated targeted funds for: (1) Child Care and Quality Improvement Activities; (2) Infant and Toddler Quality Improvement; and (3) Child Care Resource and Referral and School Age Care.

As of September 30, 2017, cumulative expenditures from the FY 2015 appropriation totaled approximately $8.65 billion. The breakdown of expenditures is: 

Quality Activities $1,078 (13%). Admin $271 (3%). Non-Direct Services  $611 (7%).  Direct Services $6,690 (77%).Total FY2015 Expenditures by Category (in millions)
  • 77% ($6.7 billion) on direct services;
  • 13% ($1.1 billion) on quality including targeted funds;
  • 7% ($611 million) on non-direct services; and
  • 3% ($271 million) on administrative activities.

This total includes approximately $46 million in excess state Match and Maintenance of Effort (MOE) expenditures above the amounts required to draw down the full allotment of federal CCDF Matching funds. Footnotes have been added to Table 5b – Matching State Share Summary and Table 8b – Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Summary identifying excess expenditures reported by states.

The liquidation period for the FY 2015 CCDF appropriations ended on September 30, 2017. Compliance with expenditure requirements is assessed at the end of the liquidation period. These requirements include a minimum of 4 percent of expenditures on quality activities (excluding targeted funds), no more than 5 percent of expenditures on administrative activities, and meeting targeted fund expenditures as specified in the FY 2015 appropriations. States and Territories that do not meet these expenditure requirements may be subject to disallowance of CCDF funds.

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