CCDF Expenditures Overview for GY 2016 as of 9/30/2018

Publication Date: June 23, 2020




AS OF 9/30/2018

GY 2016 Highlights:

This summary provides cumulative information obtained from state ACF-696 financial reports submitted for the Grant Year1 (GY) 2016 CCDF award showing cumulative expenditures through September 30, 2018. The GY 2016 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. 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, 2018, cumulative expenditures from the GY 2016 award totaled approximately $8.75 billion3. The breakdown of expenditures is:

  • 76% ($6.6 billion) on direct services; 
    Direct Services: $6,646 (76%) Quality Activities: $1,019 (12%) Non-Direct Services: $665 (8%) Admin: $287 (3%) Infant/Toddler: $
  • 14% ($1.2 billion) on quality including infant and toddler quality;
  • 8% ($665 million) on non-direct services; and
  • 3% ($287 million) on administrative activities.

This total includes approximately $23 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 2016 CCDF award ended on September 30, 2018. 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 meeting targeted discretionary fund expenditures for infant and toddler quality spending as specified in the GY 2016 award. 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 GY 2015 and prior years, states were congressionally mandated to target Discretionary funds towards quality expansion, infants and toddlers, and resource and referral and school age care. Only targeted discretionary funding for infants and toddlers was required in GY 2016, though the ACF-696 allowed reporting on all three of these categories for GY 2018, GY 2017, and GY 2016.

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.

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