Latest Child Care Funding News
Protect programs serving children and families, don’t cut them
The working version of the budget currently includes cuts to programs like the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC), campus child care, and nutrition programs – all of which help working families and children. The current plan also cuts $95 million in funding from the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), which means many families will lose child care subsidies even before states start using funds for implementation of the new regulations.
We need to make sure CCDBG receives an additional $1.4 billion in funding above FY 2017 levels, and that programs like CCLC, CCAMPIS, and SNAP are fully supported, not cut. Join us by taking action today!Share on Social Media
About Child Care Appropriations and Budget
Child care funding is contained in the annual Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations bill. Child care funding is used to make child care more affordable for low income families and also improve the quality of child care (i.e., child care funding is used for training the workforce, Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to assist families in finding child care and helping parents to understand what questions to ask providers when looking for child care, state quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), inspections and monitoring, and other activities designed to improve the quality of child care and assist families in finding child care).