Strategic Planning for American Rescue Plan Act CCDF Discretionary Supplemental Funds

Last Reviewed Date
December 23, 2021

child care stabilization grants logoThe American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) (Pub. Law 117-2), signed on March 11, 2021, includes $14.99 billion in supplemental Child Care and Development (CCDF) Discretionary Funds to help states, territories, and Tribes recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild a better child care system.

The funding represents an unprecedented opportunity to give parents equal access to high-quality child care, support the developmental and learning needs of children, meet parents’ employment needs and child care preferences, and support a professionalized workforce that is fairly and appropriately compensated for the essential skilled work that they do.

More information is available from FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces the American Rescue Plan Funding to Rescue the Child Care Industry so the Economy Can Recover.

View the ARP Act CCDF Discretionary Supplemental Funds Policy