States' Payment Rates Under the CCDF Program Could Limit Access to Child Care Providers

The Office of Inspector General's issue brief identifies a concern that if states set payment rates too low, families may not have access to child care providers. While the report identifies that states have to balance competing priorities between raising payment rates, serving eligible families, and ensuring compliance with program requirements, it has recommendations for how states can expand family access to child care. 

Related Topics
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Funding streams
Subsidy and subsidy eligibility
Affordability and availability
Systems Building
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department of Education
Suzanne Murrin
Resource Type
Issue brief
32 pages
Publication Date
Archive Status