Subsidy Eligibility and Equal Access Resource Page

Mother sitting, holding child and smilingThe Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) final rule outlines regulations for implementing the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and administering the CCDF program, including provisions to provide equal access to stable child care for children from low-income families. These include subsidy eligibility policies, stable financial assistance, and payment rates and practices. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) CCDF grantees with medium ($250,000 to $1 million in CCDF funds) and large (more than $1 million in CCDF funds) grant allocations are subject to the majority of the subsidy eligibility and equal access provisions in the final rule. All AI/AN CCDF grantees are exempt from the requirement to conduct a market rate survey or alternative methodology.

This resource page provides resources from the Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center on providing equal access to stable child care for low-income families.

For Tribes with Small Allocation Sizes that choose to offer direct services, the resources on this page can be useful when designing the systems, procedures, and practices that are a part of effective subsidy administration.