What is CCDF?
State child care assistance programs are funded through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). CCDF is a Federal program that assists low-income families, families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and those transitioning from TANF in obtaining child care so they can work or attend training/education.
CHILD CARE GRANT YEAR
September 30 - October 1
Child Care Applications are taken year round and will be placed on a waiting list if funding is not available
What are the Federal Eligibility Criteria for the Child Care and Development Fund?
To be eligible, a child must:
- Be under 13 years of age, or under age 19 if incapable of self-care or under court supervision; AND
- Reside with a family whose income does not exceed 85 percent of the State’s median income for a family of the same size (States have the option to set a lower income limit); AND
- Reside with a parent or parents who are working or attending a job training or educational program.
- Receive, or need to receive, protective services (States have the option of including foster care in their definition of protective services).