ERIC Number: ED456921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Using CCDF To Finance Out-of-School Time and Community School Initiatives. Strategy Brief. Volume 2, Number 1.
Deich, Sharon; Bryant, Erika; Wright, Elisabeth
Noting that the past decade has seen a rapid increase in the number of out-of-school time and community school initiatives and that finding funding for these initiatives remains a challenge to their success, this strategy brief discusses the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) as an important long-term source of funding. The brief provides an overview of CCDF, its requirements, and considerations for its use. The brief then highlights four strategies for using CCDF funds: (1) accessing subsidies for eligible program participants; (2) becoming a CCDF contracted provider; (3) using CCDF to enhance the quality of programs; and (4) using CCDF to create systems of out-of-school time care. The brief discusses considerations for each strategy and provides examples of innovative approaches that policymakers, community leaders, and program developers can employ to support out-of-school time and community initiatives. The brief concludes with a list of pertinent resources and organizations. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Care and Development Block Grants