Issue: School-Age Child Care

Afterschool programs are a critical resource for working families

The Child Care Development Block Grant is a major source of federal funding for afterschool care for school-age children with working parents.

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), also referred to as the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), was created to provide support for low-income families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and families transitioning off of TANF. CCDF gives these families access to childcare and afterschool services for children up to age 13 while parents work or attend training. Approximately 500,000 children receive CCDF assistance for their participation in before-school, afterschool and summer programming. Most families receiving assistance are given vouchers to purchase care. Visit the Office of Child Care at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for comprehensive information on implementation of the recently passed CCDBG reauthorization legislation.  

Find more in your state CCDF State plan

Additional Resources of Interest from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF):

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