Federal Legislation & Budget

Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

CCDBG received a $2.37 billion increase in fiscal year 2018, which is the largest in the program’s history. In addition, the bill includes language encouraging states to support the full implementation of the CCDBG Act as reauthorized in 2014, including activities to improve the quality and safety of child care programs, increasing provider reimbursement rates, and ensuring health and safety standards are met.

Included in the increase:

  • A $610 million increase for Head Start ($115 million of that for Early Head Start that will be used for Early Head Start expansion or Early Head Start/child care partnerships)
  • A $35 million increase for CCAMPIS that funds child care for mothers in college
  • A $20 million increase for 21st Century Community Learning Centers which supports after school programs
  • A $11.4 million increase for Part C of IDEA
  • A $12.8 million increase for Part B Sec 619 of IDEA
  • Flat funding for Preschool Development Grants at $250 million

Fact sheet on state impact of the bill

CCDBG Information from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families

CCDBG Act of 2014 Plain Language Summary

Statutory Language with Mark-up of Changes

CCDBG Reauthorization Timeline

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization: Changes to Previous Law

Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)

Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan

CCDBG: the Role of the R&R and the Network in Supporting a Continuum of Professional Development for Home-based Child Care Providers

Chart highlighting many of the components of the bill and potential implementation considerations for California

Comments on CCDF State Plan

Our Comments

CLASP and NWLC's Comments

Child Care Law Center's Comments

Children Now's Comments