ARP Act Child Care Stabilization Grants


Publication Date: May 10, 2021


State, Territory, and Tribal Lead Agencies administering the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, as amended, and other interested parties.


Child Care Stabilization Grants Appropriated in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act (Public Law 117-2) signed into law on March 11, 2021.


The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act (42 U.S.C. 9857 et seq.); 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99; The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2)


To provide an overview and guidance on the child care stabilization grants made available through the ARP Act.


The ARP Act appropriated funding for child care through three funding streams. These include:

  • Section 2201. $14,990,000,000 for CCDF Supplemental Discretionary Funds, available until September 30, 2024.
  • Section 2202. $23,975,000,000 for child care stabilization grants, available until September 30, 2023.
  • Section 9801. $3,550,000,000 in Mandatory and Matching funding for CCDF, a permanent annual appropriation.

Each funding stream has unique requirements. Therefore, the Office of Child Care (OCC) will be issuing three separate guidance Information Memoranda (IM). The information in each IM is only applicable to the funding stream discussed in the IM, unless otherwise noted.


Current as of: