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The content on this page is to serve as a resource of pending federal legislation, information from national partners and relevant updates to the Child Care Development & Block Grant (CCDBG) law and to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) updated as of March 20, 2024. 

Click here to go to Federal Code of Regulations PART 98 - CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND

Click here to see Child Care Aware's one-pager on the CCDBG

Click here to watch live US Senate Floor proceedings. 

Click here to watch US House of Representatives hearings.

Click here to see the Notice of Proposed Rule Changes for CCDF

(Updated: 4/8/24)


2025-27 California State Plan 

The purpose of the CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services. States and territories receiving CCDF funds must prepare and submit to the federal government a plan detailing how these funds will be allocated and expended. The California Department of Social Services is continuing to develop a State Plan that will be submitted to the Federal Government for approval by July 1, 2024. See the resources below or click here to see CDSS's landing page for State Plan resources.


FY 2025-2027 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for States and Territories

See the full final plan here.

The FY 2025-2027 State/Territory Plan serves as the State/Territory Lead Agency’s application for a three-year cycle of CCDF funds and is the primary mechanism OCC uses to determine Lead Agency compliance with the requirements of the statute and regulation. The Plan aims to capture the most accurate and up-to-date information about how a State/Territory is implementing its CCDF program and thus serves as a compliance document, a national data collection tool, and a planning resource for working with partners in states and territories to implement the CCDF program and reflect their priorities. The Plan will be used by OCC to evaluate Lead Agency compliance with the recently revised CCDF Rule, 45 CFR Part 98. This FY 2025-2027 State/Territory Plan is a key part of the overall framework OCC is using to align the Plan, monitoring, and technical assistance supports to effectively achieve the CCDF policy goals and a CCDF child care program that meets the needs of the children and families it serves. 

Additional OCC guidance, resources, and training for Lead Agencies to provide more information on the 2025-2027 State and Territory Plan, how the Plan will intersect with the 2024 final rule and the upcoming availability of transitional waivers related to new requirements in the Rule is forthcoming.


Federal Organizations Tracking Child Care and Early Education:


Click here to find and contact your representative in congress.

For information on child care in the President's budget, click below:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Early Childhood Development 

The Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) oversees early care and education programs in the Administration of Children and Families (ACF). ECD provides leadership to support a national agenda focused on young children, their families, and the early care and education workforce. ECD works on administration priorities, interagency projects, budget proposals, and various policy strategies related to early childhood programs and services. 


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