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1 Board of Early Education and Care May 12, 2009 Child Care Development Fund – State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011.

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1 1 Board of Early Education and Care May 12, 2009 Child Care Development Fund – State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

2 2 CCDF State Plan Requirement In order to receive CCDF funds, Federal law requires all States to submit a State Plan every two years See 45 CFR Part 98.13(c); 98.17(a) The Lead Agency must submit a new State Plan prior to the expiration of the current Plan in order to continue receiving CCDF Funds See 45 CFR Part 98.17(b)

3 Estimated CCDF Funding EEC estimates that over $535 million in federal and state funds will be available for child care services in FY10. CCDF law places certain limitations and requirements on Lead Agencies charged with administering child care programs and services funded with federal funds. For example: At least 4% must be spent on activities to improve the quality of child care No more than 5% may be spent on administrative expenses Not less than 70% shall be used for families: (1) on TANF; (2) transitioning off TANF; or (3) at risk of receiving TANF Congressional earmarks require states to spend sum certain amounts on quality, in addition to the 4% requirement, on: Infant-Toddler activities General child care quality initiatives 3

4 CCDF State Plan Contents Part 1:Administration Part 2:Developing the Child Care Program Part 3:Child Care Services Offered Payment Rates for the Provision of Child Care* Part 4:Parental Rights and Responsibilities Part 5:Activities & Services to Improve the Quality and Availability of Child Care Part 6:Health and Safety Requirements for Providers *Market Rate Study section to be completed week of April 20th 4

5 5 CCDF Plan: Next Steps and Timeline April 24 Board Planning and Evaluation Committee Meeting – Comment and guidance provided to staff on critical items, initiatives, etc. to be included in plan May12 th Board Meeting - Board scheduled to vote to put draft plan out for public comment End of May – Public Hearings May 28, 2009: Holyoke Community College, 10:30 to 12:30 May 29, 2009: EECs Central Office, 2:00 to 4:00 First Week of June– Summarize and review public comments and any other needed revisions (e.g., ARRA plans) June 9 th Board Meeting –Board votes to approve plan and authorize submission to ACF July 1 st – CCDF State Plan due to ACF Oct 1 st – CCDF Plan takes effect


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