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The CCDF Policies Database Book of Tables: Key Cross-State Variations in CCDF Policies as of October 1, 2015

Published: January 19, 2017
Child Care
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, 2008-2018 | Learn more about this project

This report is based on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database, a cross-state, cross-time database of CCDF policy information. The sixth report of this project, this book of tables presents key aspects of the differences in CCDF policies as of October 1, 2015.

For example, 25 states/territories require that parents work a minimum number of hours to be eligible for care based on work. Ten states/territories require that parents who are full-time students work a minimum number of hours in order to have school hours covered by the subsidy. In the other states/territories, parents must participate in employment or other approved activities, but the states/territories do not require parents to work a minimum number of hours in order to qualify for assistance.

The report highlights policy variations across four general areas of policy:

  • Eligibility requirements for families and children
  • Family application, terms of authorization, and redetermination
  • Family payments
  • Policies for providers (including maximum provider payment/reimbursement rates)

The tables of policy details highlight the policies in effect in 2015, as well as information on how those policies have changed since 2014. This year’s report also highlights changes in policies over the past five years.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2018