Child Care and Development Fund Plans
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan serves as the application for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds by providing a description of, and assurance about, the grantee’s child care program and all services available to eligible families. The Office of Child Care reviews the Plans for approval. If they are approved, funds are awarded for the next federal fiscal year.
Change of Plan Cycle and Submission Date for CCDF Plans
Prior to 2014, CCDF Plans reflected a grantee’s plans for a two-year period. When it was reauthorized in 2014, the CCDBG Act changed the Plan cycle for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program from a biennial to a triennial Plan period.
Beginning with the FY 2016-2018 CCDF Plan for States and Territories, Plans cover a 3-year period, from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2021 for the FY 2019-2021 Plan for States and Territories. States and Territories will soon submit their next 3-year Plan covering October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024.
CCDF State/Territory Plan Preprint and Approved Plans
For more information about the submission of current State and Territory Plans, you can review the 2019-2021 CCDF State and Territory Plan Program Instruction, as well as the CCDF State and Territory Plan Preprint (PDF), which CCDF grantees used to complete their Plans. In 2019, OCC also published links to the State and Territory Plan Preprint as approved in December of 2018. For more information about the next State and Territory Plan, please go to Program Instruction and Preprint (PDF).
CCDF Tribal Plan Preprint
Tribal grantees submitted plans in 2016 to cover a 3-year period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2019 and submitted their 3-year plan covering October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022 in September 2019.
For more information about the submission of current Tribal Plans, you can review the 2020-2022 Tribal CCDF Plan Program Instruction, as well as the Tribal CCDF Plan Preprint, which CCDF grantees used to complete their Plans.