Continuation of Child Care Services: Louisiana's Experience

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 requires Lead Agencies to develop state- and territory-wide 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.

This brief is part of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery (EPRR) discussion brief series and describes how the Louisiana CCDF Lead Agency responded to the issue of continuation of child care services in the face of a large-scale disaster. CCDF and Lead Agency flexibility following disaster as well as interagency collaboration are highlighted.

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