Coordinating Child Care and Development Fund and 21st Century Community Learning Center Services
The largest federal funding streams that support access to quality school-age opportunities are the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. Both federal programs have a common goal: to support safe places for school-age children to spend time before and after school and during the summer months. However, they differ in eligibility requirements, how funds are distributed, and how States, Territories, and local governments can use these funds.
This document provides essential information about both programs and addresses opportunities to coordinate CCDF and 21st CCLC funds.