CCDF Expenditures Overview for GY 2017 as of 9/30/2019

Publication Date: January 4, 2021



AS OF 9/30/2019

GY 2017 Highlights:

This summary provides cumulative information obtained from state and territory ACF-696 financial reports submitted for the Grant Year1 (GY) 2017 CCDF award showing cumulative expenditures through September 30, 2019. The GY 2017 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 congressionally mandated quality activities and activities to improve the quality of care for infants and toddlers2.

As of September 30, 2019, cumulative expenditures from the GY 2017 award totaled approximately $8.989 billion.[3] The breakdown of expenditures is:

  • 74% ($6.1 billion) on direct services;
  • 12% ($981 million) on quality activities;
  • 7% ($549 million) on non-direct services;
  • 4% ($295 million) on infant and toddler quality activities; and
  • 3% ($263 million) on administrative activities.

This total includes approximately $22 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 GY 2017 CCDF award ended on September 30, 2019. Compliance with expenditure requirements is assessed at the end of the liquidation period. These requirements include no more than 5 percent of expenditures on administrative activities and a minimum of 7% on quality and 3% on infant and toddler quality specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant reauthorization in 2014. States and territories that do not meet this expenditure requirement may be subject to disallowance of CCDF funds.

1 Fiscal Year (FY) refers to the period from October 1 through September 30, during which states and territories may spend funds awarded in the current and prior years. Grant Year (GY) refers to the year the funds were awarded, although states and territories may liquidate some CCDF funding streams in later fiscal years.

2 In prior years, states were congressionally mandated to target Discretionary funds towards quality expansion, infants and toddlers, and resource and referral and school age care. Targeted discretionary funding was not required in GY 2017, though the ACF-696 allowed reporting on all three of these categories for GY 2019, GY 2018, and GY 2017.

3 For the purposes of this summary, quality expansion and resource and referral and school age care targeted discretionary spending were collapsed into Quality Activities and spending on infant and toddler discretionary targeted funds were collapsed into Infant and Toddler Quality Activities.