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

Several federal grant programs play a significant role in supporting the costs of child care for low-income families, including care for school-age children before and after school and during the summer. 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, Using CCDF and TANF to Support Quality Out-of-School Time Care, explores ways that TANF can be used to subsidize the care of eligible school-age children and support out-of-school time program initiatives.

Publication Date
Resource Type
Equal Access to Child Care
Stable Financial Assistance to Families
Archive Status