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CCDF Discretionary Funds Appropriated in the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136) passed into law on March 27, 2020

CCDF-ACF-IM-2020-01

Published: April 29, 2020
Categories:
Program Administration
Topics:
States/Territories, Tribes
Types:
Information Memoranda
ACF
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
  1. Log No: CCDF-ACF-IM-2020-01
  2. Issuance Date: April 29, 2020
  3. Originating Office: Office of Child Care (OCC)
  4. Key Words: Child Care and Development Block Grant, Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), Coronavirus, CARES Act.

To

State, Territory and Tribal Lead Agencies administering child care programs under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act as amended, and other interested parties.

Subject

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Discretionary Funds Appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136) passed into law on March 27, 2020.

References

The CCDBG Act (42 U.S.C. 9857 et seq.); 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99; CARES Act (Public Law 116-136).

Purpose

To provide an overview and guidance on the supplemental CCDF Discretionary funds made available through the CARES Act.

Background

CCDF is the primary federal funding source for child care subsidies to help eligible low-income working families access child care and to improve the quality of child care for all children. The CARES Act appropriated an additional $3.5 billion in supplemental CCDF Discretionary funds. This funding provides Lead Agencies with additional funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and expanded flexibility to provide child care assistance to families and children.

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Last Reviewed: April 29, 2020