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Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan
July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018

Attention: All Parties Interested in California's Child Care and Development Services

On November 19, 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDGG) was reauthorized  (PDF). The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is a component of the block grant. Every three years, the federal government requires states, territories, and tribes that receive funds through the federal CCDF to prepare and submit a plan detailing how these funds will be allocated and expended. The California Department of Education (CDE) has been designated in state law to be the lead agency that is responsible for administering the CCDF in California and, therefore, is required to submit the CCDF State Plan.

Given that there are a number of new changes included in the reauthorization law, the CDE will hold at least two public hearings to gather input for the 2016–18 CCDF State Plan. The first hearing took place before the draft State Plan was written on January 9, 2015. The second hearing will take place after the Office of Child Care releases the final CCDF State Plan "Preprint." The new draft “Preprint” is available for public comment at the following Web pages:

California's Responses to 2016–2018 CCDF State Plan Preprint Draft (PDF; 1MB; Posted 23-Dec-2015)

2016-2018 CCDF State Plan Preprint Final Template  (PDF; Updated 23-Dec-2015)

Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request  (Updated 29-Sep-2015)

The final Plan must be submitted to the federal government on March 1, 2016. The final and approved 2016–18 CCDF State Plan will be available as of June 2016. A proposed timeline of this process can be found at the CCDBG State Plan Timeline Web page.

Individuals who do not have access to the Internet should be able to obtain access at most local public library branches throughout California.

This announcement includes the following:

  • Description of the topical input sessions and public hearing process
  • Guidelines for public testimony, whether verbal or written
  • Hearing and testimony time frames, and instructions for submitting written testimony

Upcoming Public Input Opportunity

Public Hearing

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

As part of the State Plan preparation process, federal law requires the lead agency to convene a public hearing to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the provision of child care services and quality improvement activities under the Plan before it is submitted to the federal government.

Information on January 12, 2016 Public Input Opportunity


January 11
Washington D.C.
January 12