Program Description

The Child Care and Development Fund provides assistance to low-income families who need child care due to work, work-related training and/or attending school.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for children under the age of 13 years of age, or under 19 if incapable of self-care or under court supervision who needs assistance paying for childcare; and must also characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income. In order to qualify you must also be either employed or in some States enrolled in a training or education program.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

CCDF Tribal Grantees Listed by State

Program Contact Information

James Henry
Tribal Child Care Specialist
james.henry@acf.hhs.gov
202-401-1484

Additional Information

Tribes Funded by this Program260 Tribes and Tribal Consortia
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)Yearly - 18,000 tribal children
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations
Current Method of Tribal EligibilitySet Aside; Part of Broader Program
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Type of Assistance ProvidedGrant
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.575 CCDBG and 93.596 Tribal Mandatory
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes

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