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ERIC Number: ED538036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
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Child Care Assistance in 2009. Spending Update
Matthews, Hannah
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
At the beginning of 2009, with the country facing the worst of the economic crisis, the president and Congress understood that Americans needed help paying for child care to get back to work in the recession. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, they allocated an additional $2 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This paper provides analysis of state spending on child care assistance in FY 2009 (the most recent year for which data are available) covering the period of October 1, 2008, to September 30, 2009, as well as national trends in child care spending in recent years. In FY 2009, states collectively received $7 billion in federal CCDBG funds: $2 billion in ARRA funds and $5 billion in regular 2009 appropriations. The infusion of federal ARRA funds in 2009 helped many states, which faced budgetary pressure and increased need, avoid cuts in their child care programs. In addition to CCDBG, states use funds from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant to provide child care assistance. States have the option of spending TANF funds directly on child care or transferring TANF funds to CCDBG. This paper provides information on CCDBG and TANF child care funds spent from FY 2009. This paper is based on information that states report to the federal government and may differ from analyses based on state fiscal year expenditures. State Child Care Expenditures (CCDBG and TANF Combined) and Monthly Average Number of Children Served (CCDBG), 2008-2009 is appended. (Contains 3 figures, 1 table and 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Child Care and Development Block Grants; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families