February 02, 2024

CCDF State Plan Draft Released

Background

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is authorized under the Child Care Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) and administered by the State of California. The CCDF program undertakes a planning process every 3 years to determine how federal funds will be used to provide financial support for child care access to families in need. We are currently in the planning process for the 2025-27 state plan. From September to December 2023, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) hosted a series of statewide public input sessions. The R&R Network also hosted a special input session for member R&R agencies to give CDSS feedback on the CCDF plan and priorities, on December 12.

What’s New

Yesterday (2/1/24) a draft plan was released. This marks the start of the 30-day public comment period beginning February 1, 2024, through March 1, 2024. Comments will be accepted by email at statepln@dss.ca.gov.

Call to Action: Read, Discuss, and Comment

  • Read the Draft Plan here.

  • Join the February 6 and February 20 Monthly Member Meetings. We will discuss the state plan and share our analysis/comments.

  • Submit your comments to statepln@dss.ca.gov by March 1.

Questions about the member webinars? Reach out to Member Services Director Kelly Graesch.

Questions about the public comment period? Contact Public Policy Director Menaka Mahajan.