FY 2018 Final Data Table 10 - Reasons for Receiving Care, Average Monthly Percentage of Families

Publication Date: May 18, 2021
State/Territory Employment Training/Education Both Employment &
Training/Education
Protective Services Invalid/Not Reported Total
Alabama  83% 4% 2% 10% 0% 100%
Alaska  68% 2% 11% 20% 0% 100%
American Samoa  - - - - - -
Arizona  48% 0% 3% 49% 0% 100%
Arkansas  63% 7% 2% 25% 3% 100%
California  84% 10% 4% 2% 0% 100%
Colorado  68% 8% 17% 0% 8% 100%
Connecticut  95% 3% 2% 0% 0% 100%
Delaware  74% 3% 10% 13% 0% 100%
District of Columbia  76% 4% 14% 6% 0% 100%
Florida  51% 3% 18% 29% 0% 100%
Georgia  36% 5% 1% 30% 28% 100%
Guam 84% 6% 8% 1% 0% 100%
Hawaii  88% 6% 7% 0% 0% 100%
Idaho  84% 4% 12% 0% 0% 100%
Illinois  95% 3% 2% 0% 0% 100%
Indiana  89% 5% 5% 0% 0% 100%
Iowa  95% 2% 0% 3% 0% 100%
Kansas  93% 1% 5% 0% 0% 100%
Kentucky  71% 2% 11% 16% 0% 100%
Louisiana  75% 5% 10% 10% 0% 100%
Maine  87% 3% 9% 0% 2% 100%
Maryland  77% 9% 14% 0% 0% 100%
Massachusetts  71% 8% 0% 21% 0% 100%
Michigan  84% 1% 12% 1% 2% 100%
Minnesota  85% 4% 12% 0% 0% 100%
Mississippi  56% 17% 3% 24% 0% 100%
Missouri  59% 5% 4% 32% 0% 100%
Montana  48% 13% 10% 29% 0% 100%
Nebraska  78% 3% 6% 13% 0% 100%
Nevada  89% 1% 1% 10% 0% 100%
New Hampshire  82% 9% 0% 8% 0% 100%
New Jersey  82% 7% 4% 8% 0% 100%
New Mexico  77% 14% 9% 0% 0% 100%
New York  88% 6% 2% 4% 0% 100%
North Carolina  87% 3% 4% 6% 1% 100%
North Dakota  91% 5% 4% 0% 0% 100%
Northern Mariana Islands  88% 3% 7% 2% 0% 100%
Ohio  83% 1% 15% 0% 0% 100%
Oklahoma  89% 8% 2% 1% 0% 100%
Oregon  92% 1% 7% 0% 0% 100%
Pennsylvania  85% 4% 9% 0% 2% 100%
Puerto Rico 0% 99% 0% 0% 1% 100%
Rhode Island  81% 5% 0% 0% 14% 100%
South Carolina  70% 16% 1% 13% 0% 100%
South Dakota  62% 7% 7% 24% 0% 100%
Tennessee  63% 15% 23% 0% 0% 100%
Texas  60% 8% 4% 28% 1% 100%
Utah  95% 0% 4% 0% 2% 100%
Vermont  52% 17% 1% 30% 0% 100%
Virgin Islands  - - - - - -
Virginia  89% 5% 6% 0% 0% 100%
Washington  22% 6% 67% 0% 4% 100%
West Virginia  89% 4% 6% 0% 0% 100%
Wisconsin  83% 0% 2% 11% 5% 100%
Wyoming  98% 2% 0% 0% 0% 100%
National  74% 6% 8% 11% 1% 100%

Data as of: 25-JAN-2021

Notes applicable to this report:        

  1. The source for this table is ACF-801 data for FY 2018.
  2. All percentages are based on "adjusted" numbers of families and children, unless otherwise indicated. These "adjusted" numbers represent the number funded through CCDF only (which includes Federal Discretionary, Mandatory, and Matching Funds; TANF transfers to CCDF; and State Matching and Maintenance of Effort Funds). The "adjusted" number is the raw or "unadjusted" number reported by the State multiplied by its pooling factor, as reported on the ACF-800. This report takes this factor into consideration in calculating the "adjusted" numbers or percentages.
  3. All States provide an actual unadjusted count of families served each month. For States reporting full population data, the number of child records reported each month was directly counted.  However, for States that only submit samples, the ratio of children-to-families was determined each month from the samples and then multiplied by the reported number of families to obtain an estimate of the unadjusted number of children served each month. The unadjusted average number of families and children was obtained from the monthly numbers in the FY, as reported on the ACF-801 summary (header) record.  
  4. A "0%" indication often means the value is less than 0.5% rather than actually zero. In a few instances, the sum of the categories may not appear to add up to exactly 100% because of rounding.
  5. At the time of publication, American Samoa and Virgin Islands had not yet reported any ACF-801 data for FY 2018. Arkansas, Guam, and Louisiana had submitted 11 months. All other States and Territories had submitted the full 12 months of data. 
  6. The Invalid/Not Reported only includes family records with an invalid or missing number for ACF-801 element 6, Reason for Receiving Subsidized Child Care.
  7. Several States only capture the primary reason for receiving services and therefore do not report any families in Both Employment and Training/Education categories. States reporting no families in this combination category of Both Employment and Training/Education are the Iowa, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Wyoming.
  8. OCC has observed some issues with income reporting across most States to varying degrees. OCC is working with States to address and resolve internal inconsistencies between ACF-801 element 6 (reason for receiving a subsidy), element 9 (total income for determining eligibility), and elements 10 through 15 (sources of income).
  9. Beginning FY 2011, States and Territories were no longer allowed to report "Other" as a Reason for Care.
  10. "-" indicates data not reported.
  11. Georgia notified the Office of Child Care that due to their recent transition to a new eligibility system, they encountered extraction issues that are resulting in a high percentage of cases with invalid reason for care data. Georgia is working to resolve these issues.
  12. Rhode Island informed the Office of Child Care that they have a high number of "Invalid/Not Reported" records because of extraction logic issues that are also impacting the number of protective services cases.
  13. Washington is reviewing the reported ACF-801 data to determine if reason for care was reported correctly.
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