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DC Child Care and Development Fund

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2014 (CCDBG Act) is the federal law that authorized and governs the federal child care subsidy program known as the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The CCDF is administered by states, territories, and tribes with funding and support from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care (OCC). The CCDF provides resources to states to enable low-income families to work or pursue education and training so that they may better support their families while at the same time promoting the learning and development of their children. The CCDBG Act requires states to submit a detailed state plan that explains how the state will use their CCDF dollars in a state child care plan. CCDF Plans are submitted every three years. In the District of Columbia, The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is the state CCDF Lead Agency, with responsibility for developing and implementing the CCDF Plan.

Fiscal Years 2022-24 (FY22-24)

OSSE submitted the District of Columbia CCDF Draft Plan for FY22-24 to the OCC on July 1, 2021.


The OCC conditionally approved the District of Columbia’s CCDF Plan for FY19-2021. The updated state plan, amendment and waiver approval letters, and the cost estimation model used to analyze the costs to deliver child care in the District of Columbia are below.

Past CCDF Plans



For questions about DC’s CCDF Plan, contact Christina Crayton, early childhood education policy officer, at [email protected].