CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND (CCDF)
STATE SPENDING UNDER THE GRANT YEAR 2018 AWARD
AS OF 9/30/2018
GY 2018 Highlights:
This summary provides cumulative information obtained from state ACF-696 financial reports submitted for the Grant Year1 (GY) 2018 CCDF award showing cumulative expenditures through September 30, 2018. The GY 2018 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 in GY 2018. Included are expenditures for administration, direct and non-direct services, and congressionally mandated funds for quality activities and infant and toddler quality activities.
As of September 30, 2018, cumulative expenditures from the GY 2018 award totaled approximately $7 billion. This total includes approximately $28 million in excess state Match and Maintenance of Effort (MOE) expenditures above the amounts required to draw down the full allotment of federal CCDF 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.
Maintenance of Effort. States reported spending the $888 million of state funds necessary to meet the established MOE level for GY 2018 and draw down federal Matching funds. Two states reported spending a total of $17 million over the required MOE level with total MOE expenditures equaling $903 million.
Non-Federal Match. In addition to meeting the above MOE requirement and obligating their Mandatory funds by September 30, states must match federal expenditures with state funds at the applicable Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) rate to be eligible for federal Matching funds. States matched the $1.4 billion in federal Matching funds with $1.16 billion in state expenditures.
TANF Transfers. Section 404(d) of the Social Security Act allows states to transfer portions of their TANF grant to either CCDF or the Social Services Block Grant. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, 26 states transferred a total of approximately $1.5 billion in GY 2018 federal TANF funds to CCDF.
Unobligated Matching Balances. In FY 2018, Idaho released $2.4 million; Kansas released $5.8 million; New Hampshire released $224,000; and Tennessee released $33.7 million of GY 2018 federal Matching funds for a total of $42 million to be reallocated to other states in FY 2019.
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.