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  • Child Care Subsidies under the CCDF Program: An Overview of Policy Differences across States and Territories as of October 1, 2018

    Published: January 28, 2020
    If a child’s parents both work full-time and together earn $30,000 per year, can the family receive a subsidy to help pay for child care? What if one of the parents loses their job and needs child care while they look for a new job? If the family does qualify for a subsidy, how much will they have to pay out of pocket? The answers to these questions depend on a family’s exact circumstances...
  • Key Cross-State Variations in CCDF Policies as of October 1, 2018: The CCDF Policies Database Book of Tables

    Published: January 28, 2020
    The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides federal money to States, Territories, and Tribes to subsidize the cost of child care for lower-income families. Detailed policies vary widely across jurisdictions, with States/Territories/Tribes establishing different policies for: Eligibility requirements for families and children Application, waiting list, and redetermination requirements Family copayment policies Provider requirements and reimbursement rates...
  • Using the CCDF Policies Database: 2018 Fact Sheets

    Published: January 28, 2020
    The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides federal money to States and Territories to subsidize the cost of child care for low-income families. The detailed policies used to administer the programs vary widely across jurisdictions, with States and Territories establishing different policies for family eligibility, family copayments, provider payment rates, and provider eligibility requirements...
  • Behavioral Interventions Scholars Grants Summary Chart – FY19

    Published: January 24, 2020
    The Behavioral Interventions Scholars (BIS) grant program supports dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are applying a behavioral science lens to specific research questions relevant to social services programs and policies and other issues facing low-income and vulnerable families in the United States. The third round of BIS grants was awarded in 2019.
  • Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques to Employment Programming for Fathers: Findings from the B3 Study

    Published: January 15, 2020
    A father’s support – both financial and emotional – is linked to better outcomes on nearly every measure of a child’s well-being.  However, past research has shown that fathers with previous involvement in the criminal justice system may find it particularly difficult to provide that support as they face challenges finding or maintaining stable employment, housing, and healthy relationships with family and friends...
  • Implementing an Innovative Parenting Program for Fathers: Findings from the B3 Study

    Published: January 15, 2020
    A father’s support – both financial and emotional – is linked to better outcomes on nearly every measure of a child’s well-being.  Past research has shown that low-income fathers – whether they live with their children or not – may find it particularly difficult to provide that support as they face challenges to maintaining stable employment and stable relationships with their children...
  • Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency: Fiscal Year 2019

    Published: January 13, 2020
    This portfolio of research describes all of the active or newly funded projects of our Division of Economic Independence in Fiscal Year 2019. The report covers five different topic areas, showing the breadth of our family self-sufficiency research. 
  • In Search of Research and Evaluation Findings about Licensing in Early Care and Education

    Published: January 10, 2020
    Share your research or evaluation reports about licensing in early care and education (ECE). The information you share will inform the Understanding the Role of Licensing in Early Care and Education (TRLECE) project funded by the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in partnership with the Office of Child Care.
  • Home and Community Native Language and Cultural Experiences Among AI/AN Children in Region XI Head Start: Findings from the American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2015

    Published: January 8, 2020
    Research shows Native culture and language support children’s development in positive ways. In this brief, we examine the Native language and cultural experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native children in Head Start programs operated by federally recognized tribes or tribal consortia (Region XI). The data presented in this report inform our understanding of the Native language and cultural experiences that AI/AN children in Region XI Head Start have at home and in their communities...
  • The Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration: Cost Analysis of the Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration

    Published: January 8, 2020
    The Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (MSTED) is testing the effectiveness of subsidized employment for individuals enrolled in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Minnesota’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, who were unable to find employment after participating in the state’s existing welfare- to-work program. MFIP employment counselors, who work with adults expected to meet the federal work activity requirements...

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