Using CCDF and TANF to Support Quality Out-of-School Time Care

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program is the largest federal funding source for child care, with an investment of $8.1 billion in fiscal year 2019. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant also directs funding to the care of children, either directly or through a transfer of some of its funds to CCDF.  This brief explores ways that TANF can be used to subsidize the care of eligible school-age children and support Out-of-School Time (OST) program initiatives.


Related Topics
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Funding streams
Program Design and Management
Fiscal management and sustainability
Office of Child Care (OCC)
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
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Issue brief
5 pages
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