November 17, 2023

CCDF 2025-27 State Plan

There is a text bubble with the words, Call to Action, CCDF State plan input sessions

What is the CCDF State Plan?

Every 3 years, the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program undertakes a planning process to determine how federal funds will be used to provide financial support for child care access to families in need. The CCDF Program is authorized under the Child Care Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) and administered by the State of California. To gather input in preparation for the next formal application deadline in June 2024, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is hosting a series of statewide public input sessions.

Remaining session:

  • Tuesday, December 19, 2023 – VIRTUAL
    • 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

    • Virtual session via ZOOM: register here

How Can R&Rs Influence the State Plan? Talking Points for California State Plan Input Sessions

The Network has prepared Talking Points for California State Plan Input Sessions. The Talking Points can be accessed here.

This is a link to the CCDF Pre-Print for Federal Fiscal Year 2025. The pre-print is the template of questions that each state must answer and submit for approval of how they plan to use their federal funds. These questions may change in Spring 2024 as a result of the National Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) -- proposed changes that were circulated and which we all commented on late Summer. The federal government will likely incporate many of the proposed new rules into the Pre-Print in Spring, so the Sections will likely change a tad from this version's link. The Network's recommendations and Talking Points for the current Plan input sessions correspond to the linked Pre-print.

What is the R&R Network Doing?

Network staff will attend to contribute a statewide R&R perspective at every Input Session. Member Services Director Kelly Graesch commented at the October 16 meeting in Fresno and Executive Director Linda Asato commented at the Redding session on November 8. Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) Manager Carolina Castillo Quintero will be present at Riverside and Provider Services Director Domenica Marquez commented at the Sacramento meeting.

Questions about the 12/19 input session? Contact Public Policy Director Menaka Mahajan.

Additional Resources from the Child Care Technical Assistance Network: Coordination Child Care Resource and Referral Systems, History and Purposes of CCDBG and CCDF, Additional Consumer and Provider Education Information Requirements