Overview of CCDF Child Care Disaster Plan Regulations

Last Reviewed Date
December 12, 2023

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).

Statewide Disaster Plan for Child Care Information Memorandum 

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. 

EPDRR CCDF Requirements Infographics 

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.

CCDF Health and Safety Requirements on Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

This brief provides an overview of requirements for emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies. 

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 CCDF Lead Agencies regarding the flexibility in spending CCDF.