Overview of CCDF Child Care Disaster Plan Regulations
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state and territory child care disaster plans. These plans must demonstrate how each state and territory will address the needs of children—including the need for safe child care—before, during, and after a major disaster or emergency, including a state of emergency declared by the Governor. You can find the requirements in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule, 45 C.F.R. § 98.45 (c) (2016) at § 98.16(aa).
Guidance on Disaster Planning
These resources offer guidance and examples on disaster planning and preparedness.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OCC published Tip Sheet for States and Territories: Using CCDF Amendments and Waiver Flexibilities to Meet the Child Care Needs as a Result of COVID-19 in April 2020. The resources builds on the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) guidance found in Flexibility in Spending CCDF Funds in Response to Federal or State Declared Emergency Situations (CCDF-ACF-IM-2017-02).
This Information Memorandum provides guidance to state, territorial, and tribal Lead Agencies to assist with development and implementation of the Statewide Disaster Plan (or Disaster Plan for a Tribe’s service area) for child care.
The EPDRR CCDF Requirements infographics consist of three parts. Part 1 provides an overview of the CCDF requirements for the Child Care Statewide Disaster Plan. Part 2 describes what each CCDF Lead Agency must include in their disaster plan. Part 3 provides details about what the CCDF Lead Agency must develop and describe in their disaster plan and includes what must be included in the CCDF providers site specific emergency/disaster plan.
This brief provides an overview of requirements for emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies.
This information memorandum provides guidance to CCDF Lead Agencies regarding the flexibility in spending CCDF.