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State Child Care Actions

Last Updated 4/9/21

State and Lead Child Care Agency

GY 2021 CCDF Allocation Subtotal (Federal-Only, Before Supplementals and ARP Act Increase)

Application Status

2022-2024 State Plan (Note: Final plans to be linked upon approval by the Office of Child Care.)
CRRSA State Plan Allocations

60 Day Report Key Points
CCDF Supplemental Discretionary Funds* and Child Care Stabilization Funds**

Plan Summaries
ESSER III Allocation

Application Status***

State Plan
Alabama

Alabama Department of Human Resources

Allocation: $146,861,885

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft
Allocation: $188,165,369
- Provide childcare subsidies to healthcare employees and emergency responders
- 125% reimbursement rate to childcare providers serving these groups
- Provide supplies and resources to childcare providers to follow health regulations *via grant program TASCC-2 (Temporary Assistance for Stabilizing Child Care Round 2)
- Support child care providers to pay for increased operating expenses *via TASCC-2 *all licensed childcare facilities eligible to participate
- Establishment and maintenance of updated and improved computerized childcare information system, allows department to track data on real-time attendance, supply and demand, capacity and utilization rates, and openings and closures
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$282,206,109

Stabilization Allocation: $ 451,360,337

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released, as of 07/21/2021.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest publicized CCDF drafted plan.
Allocation: $2,020,070,466

Plan submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Alaska

Alabama Department of Health Resources

Allocation: $18,361,651

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft for Public Comment
Allocation: $18,899,904
- Flexibility to continue to waive co-payments for families affected by the emergency disaster
- Data collection from families to guide decision making on how to best support families in child care settings *include families not eligible for CCAP
- Portion of funding set aside : workforce supports through funding to individuals working in licensed child care; wage enhancements; professional development opportunities; marketing campaigns for increasing children in child care; technical assistance in child care business start-up; and system infrastructure of a provider portal for child care providers in the CCR&R database; and social/emotional supports for providers and/or children
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$28,288,483

Stabilization Allocation: $45,336,010

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released, as of 07/21/2021.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest publicized CCDF drafted plan.

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Allocation: $358,836,421

Plan submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services

Allocation: $196,589,518

Status: Submitted for federal review. Open for final public comment through 5 PM local time, August 7th.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan, Draft
Allocation: $248,639,343
- Continued suspension of the child care waitlist through June 2023
- Increased reimbursement rates statewide
- Reduce parent co-pays
- Allow reimbursement for hours when a child is participating in Department of Child Safety services during childcare hours
- Grants to provide child care for higher ed students enrolled in nursing, early childhood, or K-12 education program
- Child Care Stabilization Grant Program (provides financial expenses for expenses of licensed child care centers *Eligible expenses of the grant funds will include salaries and benefits for employees, DHS licensing fees, liability insurance, tuition and registration relief for families, lease and mortgage payments, utilities, cleaning supplies, classroom materials and supplies, and additional supplies required to support implementation of health and safety
- Expand and increase tiered reimbursements
- Expand Quality First program and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
- Create a Child Care Management Software System
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$372,903,590

Stabilization Allocation: $596,421,853

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released, as of 07/21/2021.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest publicized CCDF drafted plan.
Allocation: $2,582,098,697

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Allocation: $196,589,518

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan, Draft
Allocation: $ 119,264,607
- Support Essential Worker Child Care Assistance: offers short-term child care assistance for essential workers
- Provider Deep Cleaning Reimbursement: reimbursement of deep cleaning costs after advised closing from Health Department
- Supplemental Child Care Voucher Payments
- Provider maintenance payments
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$178,870,325

Stabilization Allocation: $286,085,126

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released, as of 07/21/2021.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest publicized CCDF drafted plan.

Stakeholder Recommendations: The Public Policy Committee of the Arkansas Early Childhood Association submitted recommendations from stakeholders asking for the relief funding plans to include stabilization efforts such as ensuring a diverse and appropriately compensated workforce and increasing the number of quality child care providers participating in the state subsidy program.

Governor Asa Hutchinson established the Arkansas ARP Steering Committee established the Arkansas ARP Steering Committee on May 11, 2021. The Committee will issue best practice and procedural recommendations for American Rescue Plan fund utilization. As of July 21, 2021, the Committee has not released guidance on child care relief funds.
Allocation: $1,253,227,833  

State Plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
California

California Department of Social Services

Allocation: $196,589,518

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan, Draft
Allocation: $964,324,483
- Provide direct child care services to essential workers as well as children at-risk of abuse or neglect and children with disabilities or special health care needs
- Provide stipends to subsidized child care providers and state preschool programs ($525 per enrolled child)
- Allocate additional funding so child care providers can be reimbursed based on enrollment of families with variable schedules, supporting a goal of delinking reimbursement from attendance
- Funds proposed to be allocated to CDE and CDSS for administrative costs needed to implement proposed uses of funding
- Consultation with stakeholders to determine best use of remaining funds
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$1,446,271,763

Stabilization Allocation: $286,085,126

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released, as of 07/21/2021.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest publicized draft of CCDF plan submission.
Allocation: $15,068,884,546

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/19/2021).
Colorado

Colorado Department of Human Services

Allocation: $105,582,656

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft, Version 1
Allocation: $119,294,226
- Permanently lowering parent fees for families enrolled through CCAP (Colorado Child Care Assistance Program)
- Temporarily covering additional paid absences and increasing provider reimbursement rates for all CCAP providers to support child care costs, including costs associated with pandemic
- Sustainability grants that allow providers within the subsidy program to better address impact of the pandemic
- Technical resources within Child Care Licensing and Early Childhood Council network
- Enhanced professional development opportunities for ECE workforce
- Enhanced child care resource and referral and inclusivity
- Expanded early childhood and provider mental health consultation
- Sustainability grants for workforce retention
- Community innovation grants
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$178,914,747

Stabilization Allocation: $286,085,126


Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released, as of 07/21/2021.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest publicized draft of CCDF state plan.

On April 23, 2021, an adviser to Governor Jared Polis, stated that Colorado would collect feedback from early childhood stakeholders before allocating ARP funds.
Allocation: $1,166,328,632

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Early Childhood

Allocation: $74,438,665

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft
Allocation: $ 70,820,221
- Support parent fees for families participating in subsidy program "Care 4 Kids"
- Grants for increased operational costs due to COVID, offered to all licensed child care programs in the state
- Reaming funds allocated to target specific needs: fingerprints and accreditation fee, behavioral health supports, staffed family child care networks, infant-toddler expansion, summer learning renewal, technology for children and families, child screenings, infrastructure, workforce development
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$106,214,544

Stabilization Allocation: $169,879,499

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released, as of 07/21/2021.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Connecticut is using the state's federal relief dollars to fund their child care recovery program, called Ready Set Rebuild. Under this initiative, the first program to be rolled out is Child Care Stabilization Funding. Existing providers, classified as licensed family child care homes (DCFH), group homes (DCGH), centers (DCCC), or license-exempt center-based or school-based programs eligible to receive C4K benefits (DCEX) that are opening or reopening may apply for operational subgrants. Providers may opt in to receive additional funding for staff compensation, with the mandate that the funding be used to increase standing compensation levels.

The state issued a road map for ARPA fund utilization on April 26, 2021.
Allocation: $1,105,919,874  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Delaware

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Allocation: $25,425,052

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Preprint

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Synopsis
Allocation: $ 27,828,250
- Expand direct services: paying parent co-pays, increasing number of paid absent days and implementing a provider payment floor
- Continue Enhanced Reimbursement Initiative: providers can be reimbursed for vacant slots where they are not receiving a subsidy or private payment
- State has not yet decided how to use all funding
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$41,736,172

Stabilization Allocation: $66,752,817

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: While the Department of Health and Social Services has not released formalized plans for supplemental discretionary funds, prominent actors within the early childhood field have submitted recommendations. On July 1, 2021, the Delaware Early Childhood Council and the Partner with Professionals Committee submitted a joint letter to the lead agencies, recommending that the state: address compensation, professional advancement and scholarships, staff benefits, and capacity and infrastructure support for providers. Some of the specific measures they recommend are as follows:
- Provide direct payments to educators, with waivers to workforce recipients so that any compensation-supplementing payments are not treated as income;
- provide incentives for workforce members enrolling in CDA, AA, BA programs, and completion of certificate/degree programs;
- Expand the Capacity Grant Program, which provides grants for technology, infrastructure, supplies, and program start up costsbased on size and POC served;
-Create a Family Child Care Network, to "centralize business services, provide network of resources, add capacity to small businesses" and catalyze its start up.
See link above for full list of recommended funding actions.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: The Delaware Early Education and Child Care Stabilization Fund is providing $66,752,816 in direct grants for early child care professionals. The State of Delaware is partnering with the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood to manage the Fund.

Allocation: $410,733,965

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
District of Columbia

D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Allocation: $17,128,373

Status: Drafted, open for public comment through 09/30/21.

D.C. 2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft

Allocation: $16,609,664
- Cover costs of payments to subsidy providers serving certain TANF children
- Cover costs of deep cleaning services for facilities who have had a confirmed Covid-19 case
- Provide child care providers participating in District's Quality Rating and Improvement System with technical assistance in implementing health and safety procedures to mitigate the virus
- Provide stability and relief funding to licensed child care providers
- Targeted relief grants to child care providers who serve critical needs and underserved populations and/or those whose revenues or costs have been affected by the public health emergency
- Mental health needs of child care staff, children and families
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $24,910,793

Stabilization Allocation: $39,842,313

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.

Stakeholder Recommendations: While no plans for ARP supplemental discretionary or stabilization funding have been announced, stakeholders submitted recommendations to the Mayor on April 7, 2021. The group of 29 stakeholders, including early childhood providers, the Children's Law Center, and the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, called for ARP funds to be used towards wage supplements for providers and staff, an expansion of relief grants for "all types of child care programs," a switch from attendance to enrollment for payments to programs in the subsidy program, and an adjustment to payments relative to the cost of quality child care provision.
Allocation: $386,317,154  

State Plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Florida

Florida Department of Children and Families

Allocation: $495,679,975

Status: Submitted for federal review.


2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft
Allocation: $ 634,960,835
- Grants to all child care/early learning providers for costs to support stability in Florida's child care sector; require that providers are open and serving children/families with a portion of funds used to pay staff salaries/benefits
- Waive required parent copayments, reimburse state-funded prekindergarten providers for closures due to COVID
- Support for incoming kindergarten students
- Support low income students participating in the part-time state-funded prekindergarten program
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $952,299,712

Stabilization Allocation: $1,523,107,778

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds:

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $7,038,246,438

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Georgia

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Allocation: $319,663,037

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Executive Summary
Allocation: $ 403,660,875
- Under a program called ACCESS, families in the subsidy program will not be required to pay additional tuition charged by the provider or the family co-pay. Initiative will last until Oct. 2, 2022.
- Temporarily increase access to subsidy program to more families with low incomes
- Providers encouraged to use grant funding to implement policies and practices to mitigate the spread and negative effects of the virus
- Licensed child care providers who received subsidies will be eligible to receive a competitive School Age Grant
- Short Term Assistance Benefit for Licensed Entities grant payment to all open licensed child care providers
- Provide are pre-k teachers, assistant teachers, child care teachers, and child care staff a one-time $1000 bonus
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$605,401,332

Stabilization Allocation: $968,278,648

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.

Stakeholder Recommendations: While Georgia has not released formalized plans for Supplemental Discretionary fund utilization, prominent actors within the early chidlhood field are submitting recommendations to the Governor's Office. In a letter submitted on April 13, 2021 urging robust investment in the child care system, the Southern Education Foundation recommends specifically dedicating funds to workforce recruitment and retention strategies.

Georgia is currently issuing nutrition reimbursements as permitted in the ARP to providers registered with state CACFP agreements.
Allocation: $4,249,371,244  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Human Services

Allocation: $30,683,820

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft
Allocation: $33,305,583
- Provide direct child care services, including child care subsidy assistance to health care sector employees, emergency responders and other workers deemed essential
- Temporarily waive income eligibility requirements and activity requirements for impacted families
- Temporarily waiving family co-payment contribution for impacted families
- Allowing subsidy payments to be paid to hold the child's seat at a child care facility or home that may need to temporarily close
- Increase DHS child care subsidy payment rates to support CCDF families
- Allow up to full-time care for school-age children attending child care programs while doing distance learning
- Provide resources, supplies, and/or technical assistance to child care providers to support implementation of health and safety practices and policies
- Develop and administer grants to support continuity of operations and prevent closure or support re-opening of child care operations
- Provide assistance to CCDF-eligible child care providers not participating in subsidy system prior to COVID-19
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$49,950,951

Stabilization Allocation: $79,891,531

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $4,249,371,244

Application submitted to the OESE for review.


State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Idaho

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Allocation: $45,410,135

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Idaho FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 57,763,865
- Raise income limit for childcare to ensure more low-income families can access support for their children
- Decrease copay Allocations for all subsidy families to support families struggling to make ends meet
- Support providers with increasing Allocation of funding the State contributes to subsidy payments
- Invest in direct grant payments to providers for continued operational support
- Staff wage enhancement grants to providers to provide a reoccurring payment to all current W2 employees (working directly with children) in an effort to retain staff
- Invest in programs that support children 0-13 through ongoing professional development on social emotional development
- Cover costs of a full analysis of potential benefits and options for development of a shared services model, cost matrix, sustainability plan, and first year investment for providers who seek to enroll
- New system for program integrity and corrective action tracking
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$86,632,922

Stabilization Allocation: $138,560,660

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $439,942,041

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Illinois

Illinois Department of Human Services

Allocation: $306,624,866

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Illinois FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 331,954,027
- Pay for increased operating expenses and cover decreased revenues
- Monthly grants and one-time stipends to child care providers based on capacity, geographic region, quality rating, and location
- Licensed centers will receive grants to stabilize operations (Jan 2021-Sep 2021)
- Training and technical assistance to support providers' ability to apply for and leverage funds for continued operations
- Support investments designed to help providers maintain or resume operations and improve access to high-quality child care
- Marketing and outreach campaign to raise awareness about subsidy program
- Strengthening and scaling up local and regional coordination and outreach collaborations
- Strengthen family childcare through training, technical assistance, and providing tools and resources to support operations
- Data systems improvements
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$497,857,044

Stabilization Allocation: $796,272,357

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: While formal plans for supplemental funds are not yet published, Illinois is making a comittment making a commitment to continue payments through its state emergency pandemic child care relief grant program. This continuation is made possible by federal funds made available through ARPA. $140 million will be directed towards child care providers through this program.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Illinois is using the Stabilization funding to continue its Child Care Restoration Grants, launched in 2020. The Department of Human Services will administer the state's stabilization grants to providers. Round One and Two of the application cycle are now closed, with Round Two applications having closed on June 25th, 2021. Illinois reports that future grant cycles will take into account the ongoing state of child care, with the understanding that some Illinois' Department of Human Services runs a helpline for providers through the email address ccrg@inccrra.org.

Illinois asks providers to incorporate new requirements from the ARP funding guidance into the monthly reporting structure of the existing CCRG.


Stakeholder Recommendations for ARP Funding: The Illinois Policy division of Start Early submitted recommendations to the lead agency and the Early Learning Council on May 21, 2021 calling for funds to be used on adding to the early childhood workforce, investing in systems improvement, investing in the ELC committee structure and the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, and mental health supports for children and employees.
Allocation: $5,054,988,054  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Indiana

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Allocation: $188,126,928

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Indiana FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 225,205,174
- Launched the Build, Learn Grow Build, Learn, Grow family and provider relief program
- Issue emergency relief grants to CCDF eligible providers
- Expand access to temporary closure grants
- Waive co-pays for CCDF families
- Expand child care assistance for essential frontline workers through scholarships
- Increase subsidy rates to help offset operational expenses
- Temporary Child Care Closure Grant program
- Ongoing family awareness and education initiatives
- Stipends to support program recruitment and onboarding costs, targeted business training and coaching for providers
- Allow job search activities to count for initial eligibility for On My Way to Pre-K and CCDF
- Fund child care services for individuals participating in education and workforce prep programs for high-demand jobs
- Establishing a Substitute Teacher certification
- Invest in long-term capacity-building strategies and expand high-quality services
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $337,757,561

Stabilization Allocation: $540,209,308

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).
Allocation: $1,994,734,056

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Iowa

Iowa Department of Human Services

Allocation: $78,312,415

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Iowa FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 94,862,531
- Families in subsidy program not required to pay co-pays through June 2021
- Paid for an unlimited number or absent days for children on subsidies (June 2021)
- Monthly stipends to child care programs to support continued operations, Allocation based on enrollments (June 2021)
- Education-based salary supplements to early educators to help increase compensation
- Start-up grants to assist programs with reimbursement for equipment and materials for child care program
- Expansions grants for child care programs that would like to add additional spots
- Relief grants to help programs meet regulatory requirements
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$142,272,650

Stabilization Allocation: $227,550,820

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not formally released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Iowa is expanding its existing Child Care WAGE$ program with $7 million of federal relief allocation, from 20 counties to a statewide offering. The WAGE$ program offers stipends to early childhood educators, with the
Announced on June 23, 2021, this program will extend to June 30, 2022.

Stakeholder Recommendations: On March 10, 2021, Governor Kim Reynolds launched a child care task force with the intent of developing "a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barrier to work in Iowa." The Task Force will release formal recommendations in the coming weeks (07/08/2021).



Allocation: $774,516,216  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Kansas

Kansas Department for Children and Families

Allocation: $75,813,171

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Kansas FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 89,170,627
- Extend subsidy eligibility to essential workers earning up to 250% of FPL (increase eligibility to 275% FPL)
- Allow for differential payment rates for underserved populations based on identified needs
- Health consultants to child care providers to help establish safe operations and practices
- Supply grants for cleaning costs, sanitation, and other virus mitigating activities
- Expand provider sustainability grants to cover provider costs of operation and potential revenue losses
- Incentives for subsidy enrolled providers to operate during non-traditional hours
- Technical assistance to all licensed child care providers
- Covering a portion of start-up costs for new licensed providers, especially in child care deserts or underserved populations
- One-time grants to licensed providers for equipment or supplies
- Offering training scholarships for licensed child care providers and relevant trainings related to COVID-19
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$133,736,063

Stabilization Allocation: $213,897,405

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $830,585,182  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Kentucky

Department for Community-Based Services

Allocation: $149,606,873

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Kentucky FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 195,962,758
- Payments to licensed and certified child care providers will be based on capacity, registered child care providers based on enrollment
- Child care programs shall use portion of funding for staff salaries (include salary increase or hazard pay)
- Funding can also be used for fixed expenses, PPE, cleaning supplies, and food
- Funding for background check system
- CPR, First Aid, Epi Pen, and Blood Borne Pathogen training for child care providers
- Resiliency and trauma-informed care training, help child care providers work through their own trauma during the pandemic, how to support children experiencing trauma
- Paying parent co-pays for children in Child Care Assistance Program
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation:$293,900,453

Stabilization Allocation: $470,064,268

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $2,084,773,157  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
" Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Education

Allocation: $149,606,873

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Kentucky FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 198,319,710
- Pay subsidy on enrollment through 2021
- Provide a package of operational/quality supports to address technology needs, additional PPE, etc.
- Stabilization grants to licensed centers and subsidy certified family home providers (rent, staffing, tuition of subsidy families, etc.)
- Community Recovery Grants to assist networks in efforts to assess needs and provide targeted supports to providers in their community
- Supply Building Grants for Communities used by community networks to develop and implement a plan to create new child care opportunities to address access and child care deserts
- Package of business supports for child care, including microloan pilot program
- Type III early childhood teacher stimulus/stipend pay
- Improve family engagement, absorb some child care criminal background check fees and licensing fees
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $297,435,356

Stabilization Allocation: $475,717,989

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $2,605,463,325

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Maine

Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Allocation: $25,669,566

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Maine FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 30,506,173
- Waive co-payment for families for a 12-month period
- Pay based on enrollment vs. attendance for a 6-month period for subsidy program
- Provide resources and technical assistance to child care providers to support implementation of health and safety practices
- Provide stabilization grants to all licensed child care programs and CCSP license-exempt nonrelative providers
- Update, strengthen, and add TA and trainings for programs on strengthening business practices and provide no cost trainings for individuals interested in becoming a licensed program
- Expand Early Childhood Consultation Partnership program providing mental health consultation to early care and education programs
- Enhancing Child Care Choices website to include the CCC Program Portal and to develop an app
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $45,752,460

Stabilization Allocation: $73,176,466

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: The Governor's Office released a child care plan  in May 2021, detailing future use of the federal funds awarded through the American Rescue Plan (Discretionary Funds, Stabilization Subgrants, and Mandatory Matching Funds). Maine plans to utilize the funds to support the goals of the Plan, with strategies that focus on access, quality, and workforce. Each strategy is intentionally aligned with the stated goals of Maine's Children's Cabinet.
Under the Access goal these funds will be dedicated towards: parent support measures, CCSP reimbursements for 2 1/2 years, a 35% increase to child care providers who take subsidies and serve children with special needs, and retention of CRRSA application elements. Maine will also continue to waive child care licensing fees for 2 years for both new and existing child care providers. Under Quality, Maine will dedicate funds to curriculum work, license-exempt CCSP nonrelative provider stipends, Early Learning Development Standard training for early care and education providers, and screening tools. Within the Workforce goal, Maine will provide stipends dedicated towards wages/benefits/bonuses, expand the Classroom Assessment Scoring System that measures child care outcomes, and increase training.

This is not a comprehensive list. See the Final Child Care Plan for Maine  for the full list of action items.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $411,303,282

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Maryland

Maryland State Department of Education

Allocation: $126,070,300

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Maryland FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 128,849,320
- Support childcare for emergency, essential employees not covered by CARES Act funds
- Support child care providers' implementation of health and safety practices and policies in line with guidance from State and local health departments and the CDC
- Support stability of child care sector to help providers pay for increased operating expenses
- Support childcare providers that did not participate in subsidy program prior to COVID-19
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $193,245,258

Stabilization Allocation: $309,076,387

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: While no plan for supplemental discetionary fund usage has been published, the Assistant State Superintendent within the Division of Early Childhood and the Director of the Office of Child Care, Division of Early Childhood specified on June 10, 2021   that the Department plans to focus federal funds from the ARP to target three issues:
(1) Under-enrollment in Pre-k and Kindergarten
(2) Improving family child care, and
(3) Parity in compensation for early childhood educators.

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Stabilization Grant Program (Non-Competitive):
- Grant Period: Sept. 6 2021 - March 6, 2022
- $15,000 base award + $300 per licensed spot
- Can be used for: Personnel costs, rent, personal protective equipment, equipment and supplies to respond to health emergency, goods and services necessary to resume or maintain services, mental health supports for children and employees.
Allocation: $1,951,136,802

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care

Allocation: $148,781,479

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Massachusetts FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $131,060,103
- Provide stabilization grants targeted to preserving the remaining child care capacity
- Health and safety supplies subsidized by the state as well as a testing system for COVID
- Funding used for operating expenses including covering increased expenses that have resulted from the public health emergency
- Funds made available to all providers regardless of subsidy participation
- Support increased investment in program educational staff including improving staff compensation and hiring additional staff
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $196,560,939

Stabilization Allocation: $314,379,488

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $1,830,128,073

State Plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Michigan

Office of Great Start, Michigan Department of Education

Allocation: $244,211,409

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Michigan FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $292,114,988
- Expand access to child care subsidy to support more working families by increasing income eligibility, pausing the reduction of the family co-pay from provider subsidy payments, implement a 10% increase to all child care provider payment rates, pay based on enrollment vs. attendance
- Offer business interruption grants to help providers with operational expenses
- Continue providing support to a social emotional consultation model in coordination with Michigan DHHS
- Administrative support for staffing and technology changes needed to implement additional supports to families, children, and providers
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $438,107,366

Stabilization Allocation: $700,708,746

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:
In an executive recommendation on June 11, 2021, Governor Gretchen Whitmer formally proposed spending $645.6 million of the stabilization funds through FY 2023 on operational grants to existing providers.
Allocation: $3,719,833,128  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Allocation: $128,959,979

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Minnesota FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 135,153,284
- Help pay child care costs for front line essential workers with lower household incomes
- Cover added per family costs associated with school age care or allow for flexibility in potential costs associated with state waivers related to COVID-19
- Consider using funds for Early Learning Scholarships for at-risk populations
- Covering costs for resources, supplies, PPE, and other health and safety related uses
- Technical assistance on accessing resources to meet CDC guidelines and to apply for funds
- Public Health Support Funds to cover support for staff compensation and to cover increased costs or lost revenue
- Supports for family, friend, and neighbor caregivers
- Supports to child care programs to build sustainability, reopen, or startup through consultation, business supports, grants, and loans
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $202,699,799

Stabilization Allocation: $32,4197,976

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $1,320,645,901

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Human Services

Allocation: $96,897,978

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Mississippi FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 133,184,960
- Supporting eligible families by paying 100% of family co-payments
- Continues subsidy payments based on enrollment
- Offer funding for PPE and/or equipment needed to provide proper sanitization of classrooms and materials
- Increased monthly reimbursement rates to help stabilize child care providers
- Offering funding to providers who are struggling to cover costs associated with caring for school-age children with full-time care
- Support in the form of training, technical assistance, and materials designed to address issues facing both providers and families
- Develop training for child care providers with summer programming that can help reduce learning losses
- Training on social/emotional development and self-regulation best practices
- Launching programming for family child care homes so that they can support safe care environments with providers who have knowledge of best practices
- Expanding services through Mississippi Child Care Resource & Referral sites to offer supports for families
- Install electronic fingerprint scanning machines at multiple locations
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $199,747,751

Stabilization Allocation: $319,476,474

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation:$1,627,197,854

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Missouri

Missouri Department of Social Services

"Allocation: $159,772,415

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft for Public Review
Allocation: $ 185,155,630
- Increased reimbursement rates, currently receiving a 20% increase
- Offer stipends to providers who have non-traditional hours of care, paid to subsidy and non-subsidy providers
- Provide subsidy for job search for Missouri citizens that qualify
- Grants offered to license, license exempt, and registered subsidy providers for opening, reopening, expansion, and upgrading their childcare facilities to allow for purchase of PPE and additional lease and staff costs for new or expanded spaces and to meet licensing requirements
- Provide one time stipends to subsidy and non-subsidy providers to assist with increased operational costs
- Offer grants to allow higher education locations to offer or expand on-site child care
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $277,692,172

Stabilization Allocation: $444,140,749

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $195,652,9215

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Montana

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

Allocation: $24,348,128

Status: Draft, under review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft for Public Comment
Allocation: $28,379,759
- Changing Sliding Fee Scale from 150% to 185% FPL eligibility
- Limit family copayment Allocations to maximum Allocation of $200 per month
- Provide financial assistance to the Child Care Resource and Referral Network to create a shared services model to include substitute care pool, PPE, and other virus mitigation practices
- Fund additional staffing at the R&Rs to help more families connect to child care in their community
- Increase provider reimbursement rate to the 75th percentile
- Pay provider for family's full authorization, based on enrollment vs. attendance
- Provide assistance to families for school age care
- Increase number of hours a school-aged child may be counted and reimbursed
- Pay for 100% background checks for all providers
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $42,563,312

Stabilization Allocation: $68,075,745

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: On June 28, 2021, Governor Greg Gianforte approved   recommendations from the state's Health Advisory Commission in regards to ARPA fund utilization.$31,246,766, or 51% of the funds specified as direct subgrant funds will be provided as subgrants with the following priorities:
(1) elevated payments for child care businesses with expanded hours or capacity, child care businesses (inclusive of Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers) in child care deserts, and businesses that serve populations such as children with disabilities, infants and toddlers, and low-income families.
(2) required acceptance of applications from providers without state licensing but with federal health and safety requirement compliance assurance.
(3) requirement that provider recipients dedicate a "higher percentage" of the subgrant funds to support of recruitment and retention bonuses
(4) consideration of opoortunities for the state to contract with child care provider(s) in service of state employees and families.
The remaining 49% of funds will be reserved for future recommendations, pending the completion of a future assessment of application uptake and obligation rate.
Ten percent of the total stabilization allocation, ($6, 807,574) will be used for "administration and operations within the stabilization funding." Of that amount, $3.4 million will be directed towards providing application assistance, capacity building, technical assistance, and business professional development.
Allocation: $382,019,236  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Allocation: $55,000,992

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Draft for Public Comment
Allocation: $ 59,653,464
- Activities finalized once guidance is received
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $89,286,484

Stabilization Allocation: $143,093,320

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $545,908,619

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Nevada

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Allocation: $70,482,261

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan, Draft
Allocation: $92,725,733
- Subsidy payments based on enrollment rather than attendance
- Children participating in subsidy program will not be subject to termination based on number of absent days
- Waiving copays for families receiving a subsidy who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19
- Income at intake increased to 85% of State Median Income for front line workers
- Trainings on CDC guidelines
- Grants towards COVID- related supplies
- Grants toward operating costs
- Establishment of child care networks
- Workforce recruitment and support
- Recruitment and mentorship of FFN's becoming licensed FCCs
- Capacity building efforts in child care deserts
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $139,067,928

Stabilization Allocation: $222,425,189

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $1,071,998,392

Application submitted to the OESE for review.


State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Allocation: $21,324,410

Status: Unlisted on Department of Health and Human Services, as of 06/21/2021.
Allocation: $19,867,522
- Continuation and expansion of the School Age Child Care Full Day billing for the New Hampshire Child Care Scholarship Program Providers
- Continuation and expansion of the Absent Due to COVID Billing Program
- Targeted outreach to parents in need of child care
- Providing resources, supplies, technical assistance and incentive to child care providers to implement health and safety practice and policies
- CRRSA Grant Program to assist with business and operational needs of families and NH's workforce
- CRRSA Family Child Care Initiative: establishment and expansion of family child care providers across the state
- Establishment of a web-based grant application, communication and funding application within the NHCIS
- Funding staff to work exclusively on the implementation of the Department's COVID Recovery and Relief Supplemental Assistance (CRRSA) program
- Child Care Workforce Employment Support
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $29,796,854

Stabilization Allocation: $47,657,076

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: As of 5/25/2021, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that the stabilization subgrant program is under development.
Allocation: $350,501,633  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Children and Families


Allocation: $170,060,408

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan, Draft

Allocation: $178,238,560
- State child care subsidy for school-age care, co-payment waiver for school age care
- New Youth Camp Assistance Grant
- Continue to pay child care providers a supplemental payment for subsidy-eligible children
- Pay child care providers based on enrollment for children who receive state assistance in their program
- Training, TA and consultants on newly created guidance for New Jersey child care programs
- All providers were eligible to apply for stabilization grants
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $267,318,109

Stabilization Allocation: $427,548,476

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $2,764,587,703 

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
New Mexico

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department

Allocation: $65,168,712

Status: Submitted for federal review.

2021-2024 CCDF Plan, Draft
Allocation: $ 82,158,393
- Use a portion of funds to provide direct child care services including waiving parent copayments, providing child care assistance for essential and frontline workers, and contracting with high-quality facilities to provide infant and toddler care
- Support COVID-specific repair and renovation/reopening grants to facilities, including technical assistance, workshops on facility and financial planning, budgeting, and coaching
- Support child care stabilization and recovery grants to address increased operational costs
- Support a one-time wage incentive for all staff working in licensed and license-exempt facilities and to provide financial support to help early childhood educators achieve their credentials and degrees
- Create and support family child care networks and shared services across the state
- Offer repair/reopening grants to all facilities that remain temporarily closed, including providers not participating in subsidy program
- Address social and emotional impacts of COVID on early childhood development
- Strengthen local early childhood systems to ensure all families and young children have access to quality early childhood programming in their communities
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $123,219,275

Stabilization Allocation: $197,076,859

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $979,056,256

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
New York

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Allocation: $457,275,836

Status: Submitted for federal review.

New York FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 468,787,636
- Provide direct child care subsidy assistance to health care sector employees, emergency responders, sanitation workers, farm and other food service workers
- Provide resources, supplies, and/or technical assistance to child care providers to support implementation of health and safety practices
- Funds to support the stability of the child care sector to help child care providers pay for increased operating expenses, available to all providers
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $703,076,954

Stabilization Allocation: $1,124,501,000

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $8,988,780,836  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Allocation: $310,261,463

Status: Submitted for federal review.

North Carolina FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $335,912,393
- Direct child care services in the form of parent co-payments for all families participating in subsidy program
- Purchase up to 3 clear masks per child care employee in licensed child care facilities
- Operational grants to the child care industry and all licensed child care facilities
- Infrastructure supports/building
- Teacher/employee supports
- Summer Learning Loss Program
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $503,793,711

Stabilization Allocation: $805,767,459

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $3,599,191,706

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Human Services

Allocation: $17,696,190

Status: Submitted for federal review.

North Dakota FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $19,448,230
- Copayments eliminated for all CCDF eligible families
- All eligible subsidy payments will be authorized and paid based on a child's enrollment vs. attendance
- Eligibility will be extended to families who are participating in job search
- Provide facility improvement rants to child care providers
- Emergency operating grant to child care providers who can demonstrate a continued negative impact from COVID
- Provide assistance to CCDF-eligible child care providers not participating in subsidy system prior to COVID
- Outreach campaign focusing on health, safety, and lifeline workers to encourage those families to apply for CCAP
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $29,168,011

Stabilization Allocation: $46,651,304

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $305,266,879  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Ohio

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Allocation: $315,640,284

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Ohio FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan"
Allocation: $333,433,668
- Increase intake eligibility threshold from 130% FPL to 138% FPL, will increase to 150% FPL for families in need of special needs child care
- Ensure all base rates meet or exceed the increase to the 25th percentile
- Pandemic support payment grants will be made available to child care programs, used for payroll, infrastructure support, personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, etc.
- Create innovation grants to further the practice of Ohio's licensed providers
- Provide stipends to early childhood professionals who maintain roles in licensed settings
- Providers not participating in subsidy program will be eligible for pandemic support payment grants
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $500,076,175

Stabilization Allocation: $799,821,634

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $4,472,067,097  

State plan approved.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Allocation: $131,667,906

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Oklahoma FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $151,281,209
- Coverage of subsidy co-payment for families, paid directly to providers
- Kith.care (in-home care) provided for designated essential health care employees and other emergency responders
- 60 days of child care subsidy for those unemployed due to COVID and currently looking for employment
- Continuation of $5 added to subsidy rate per child per day based on attendance
- All school-age children approved for the weekly rate
- Business training resources for providers to build expertise in planning and budgeting to prepare for ongoing COVID impact
- Child care quality and sustainability payment based on capacity and Star level, not tied to subsidy participation
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $226,888,091

Stabilization Allocation: $362,884,723

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Supplemental Plans: While an official plan for supplemental discretionary funds is not yet published, OKDHS plans to maintain funding using the ARPA funds for the following measures, enacted during COVID-19, through the 2021-2022 school year:

- Direct payments to providers covering subsidy co-payments for families

· Provision of Kith.Care through August 31st, a platform for caretaker registration and payments through DHS, for designated essential employees and emergency responders

· Childcare subsidies for 60 days provided to people unemployed due to COVID-19 but looking to work again

· Attendance-tied subsidy rate increased by $5 per child per day (continued with ARP funding)

·All school-age children approved for the weekly rate

·Business training resources for providers

· Awards of four stipends (instead of two) to program staff with 30 hours of professional development

· More free training opportunities through OU-CECPD for the workforce

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Subgrants are available to all child care providers licensed through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS). OKDHS provides information and applications for providers through a newly launched Departmental website.    Oklahoma's subgrant structure focuses on initial sustainability payments through Q4, then quality and sustainability payments through Q1-4 of the following year. Both payment rounds are based on licensed capacity and enrollment, with the quality round also based on STARS ratings. Subgrants will also be available for new programs, with a focus on programs that assist with issues of child care deserts in low-income and special needs communities, specialty care, non-traditional hours, staff retention, or quality improvement.

Allocation: $1,493,582,570  

State plan approved..

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
Oregon

Oregon Department of Education
Allocation: $ 103,766,214
- Enhance child care assistance families through Employment Related Day Care program
- Cover the cost of copays for families
- Increased income eligibility for families entering ERDC from 185% FPL to 250% FPL
- Implement a new more graduated and family-friendly copay structure
- Provide technical assistance to child care providers and business coaching
- Direct grants to child care providers and support community-based efforts to rebuild supply of child care
- Continue operational grant program
- Expand professional learning opportunities for the child care and early care and education workforce
- Use funds for administration to support the additional demand and workload directly related to carrying out the functions of the grant
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $155,626,191

Stabilization Allocation: $248,908,466

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $1,121,028,734

State plan approved.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
" Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

Allocation: $285,329,258

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Pennsylvania FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan


Pennsylvania FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan Executive Summary
Allocation: $303,852,449
- Sustain direct service rate increases subsidized child care reimbursements
- Increase the Maximum Child Care Allowance to stabilize child care participating in CCDF
- Provide assistance to all child care providers through operational funding
- CCDF Quality funds to provide all child care workers with a $600 Pandemic Child Care Worker Relief Payment
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $455,710,940

Stabilization Allocation: $728,863,896

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Planning not yet finalized (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: The Pennsylvania FY 2021-2022 Fiscal Code establishes a new program under the Department of Human Services called the Child Care Stabilization Program.The Child Care Stabilization Program will administer grant funds from the federal Stabilization allocation for providers.Applications will open September 2021.The Department reports more details to be coming soon (06/30/21).
Allocation: $4,996,953,151

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Human Services

Allocation: $24,587,662

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Rhode Island FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan

Allocation: $23,867,232
- Reimburse for CCAP services based on enrollment not attendance
- Waive the allowable absence policy for CCAP children
- Waive copays for CCAP children and cover cost of those copays to CCAP providers
- Administer enhanced COVID-19 CCAP Rates to support increased costs
- Issue immediate and direct stabilization grants to DHS-license child care providers, all programs eligible
- Maintain CCDF flexible payment practices, design and explore new service-delivery models and capacity building activities to strengthen RI's child care infrastructure
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $282,206,109

Stabilization Allocation: $57,251,352

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $415,015,610

State plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Social Services

Allocation: $137,329,242

Status: Submitted for federal review.

South Carolina FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $182,004,760
- May use funding for subsidies, currently using CCDF funding to provide child care subsidies to families with income at or below 300% FPL
- Provide training through SC Department of Health and Environmental Control for agency staff and contractors who provide technical assistance and training
- Support child care facilities through grants designed to help providers who had to close or lost revenue due to COVID
- Provide grants/stipends to providers to help mitigate increased cost of sanitation and cleaning supplies
- Startup grants for family or center care providers to support the opening of additional licensed child care facilities
- Provide operational grant opportunities to providers not participating in subsidy program
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $28,345,643

Stabilization Allocation: $436,582,621

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $2,112,051,487

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Social Services

Allocation: $21,241,485

Status: Submitted for federal review.

South Dakota FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan


Allocation: $ 25,801,823
- Temporarily eliminating copayments for families receiving child care subsidy
- Grants for providers to address virus mitigation efforts
- Stabilization grants to pay for increased operating expenses, also be used to support social emotional training and materials
- Funding used to recruit new providers with a specific focus on family day care providers
- Funding used to reduce out of pocket costs for families on a temporary basis including food, rent, and heating costs
- Modernize mainframe technology solution
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $372,903,590

Stabilization Allocation: $61,891,939


Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $382,019,236 

State plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund  
" Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Allocation: $201,820,702

Status: Submitted for federal review.
Allocation: $ 231,134,191
- Continue Pandemic/Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance
- Partner with YMCA and Boys & Girls Club to establish and maintain a network of temporary child care locations for school age children of families meeting essential employee criteria
- Waive all parent copay fees for all pay periods, for all categories of child care payment assistance
- Pay up to the maximum Child Care Certificate Program Provider Reimbursement Rates
- Continue to make subsidy payments for all children enrolled in the certificate program for participating providers who are open, even if not attending
- Grant opportunities to support cleaning, sanitation, and other activities necessary for operation related to COVID-19
- Access to technology resources, enhanced shared services, resources to improve social/emotional capabilities, support for strengthened business practices
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $178,870,325

Stabilization Allocation: $554,431,495

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan. :
Allocation: $2,487,638,081  

State plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund 
Texas

Texas Health and Human Services

Allocation:$866,502,534

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Texas FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan

2021-2024 CCDF Plan Executive Summary
Allocation: $1,135,748,591
- More working families, including essential workers, can receive financial aid to subsidize child care
- Implement a grant program for all CCDF eligible providers to assist in increased operational costs
- Fund business coaches who will provide assistance on grants to all providers
- May invest in expansion of Texas Rising Star capacity through the use of Contracted Slots for targeted populations
- Parent outreach and education campaign on importance of quality child care
- Support for the development of Prekindergarten Partnerships between Texas Rising Star providers and public-school programs
- Support development of Employer Site-Based Child Care, increase support of Family Child Care, and support and expand registered early childhood apprenticeship programs
- Provide professional development, improve children's social-emotional and behavioral health development
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $1,446,271,763

Stabilization Allocation: $2,724,368,837

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $12,418,588,778  

State plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund 
Utah

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Allocation: $94,978,356

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Utah FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan


Allocation: $108,969,353
- Continuation of increased entry and exit income thresholds, waiving copayments for certain subsidy groups, and paying based on enrollment
- Broaden child care support for essential employees who may not be eligible for subsidy program
- Grant funding for child care providers to ensure compliance with health and safety guidance
- Possible continuation of Child Care Operations Grant
- Expansions of mental health and trauma services, supporting creation of a shared service alliance, system programming changes to allow for automation or increased ease of administering child care programs, efforts to expand the supply of child care, release of grants to support summer programming
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $178,914,747

Stabilization Allocation: $261,389,459


Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $615,526,070  

State plan approved by the OESE.

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund

Approved State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund, Appendices
Vermont

Vermont Agency of Human Services

Allocation: $13,343,233

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Vermont FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $12,228,305
- Grants to stabilize child care providers including providers not participating in subsidy program (PPE, Capital Improvement Projects, Occupancy, Materials/Supplies, Replenishment of Lost Revenue/Reduced Enrollment, Wages/Spot-bonuses, Professional Development/Technical Assistance for ECE)
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $106,214,544

Stabilization Allocation: $29,332,561

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $285,164,138

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Virginia

Virginia Department of Social Services

Allocation: $178,052,390

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Virginia FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan



Allocation: $ 203,692,270
- Expand current eligibility criteria for subsidy program by adding job search and adjusting the state income eligibility to 85% of State Median Income
- Eliminating parent copayments for parents participating in subsidy program
- Increase number of allowed absence days for level 2 providers
- Virginia will purchase preschool slots with private providers in hard-to-serve communities
- Organize the distribution of PPE to all child care facilities in the Commonwealth
- Fund intensive coaching support for child care educators coping with increased social-emotional needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
- Funds for child care staff to receive scholarships and retention bonuses
- Initiate a pilot program in unserved communities by providing start-up grants to help these communities that need additional child care
- Provide grants directly to child care facilities
- Replace current swipe card system that records child attendance, implement a new payment processing system, new application processing system, develop enhanced web portals for parents and vendors to enter and retrieve information
- Build technology to enable portability of child care background checks
- Partner with state university to analyze and evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on families and the CCSP and other benefit programs
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $41,736,172

Stabilization Allocation: $488,605,381

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $2,109,490,751

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Washington

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Allocation: $171,399,646

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Washington FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $162,411,128
- Pay child care providers at an increased rate equal to regional preschool rate for school-age children receiving Child Care Subsidies
- Establish grants for licensed providers who serve children birth to 13 years and accept child care subsidies
- Use funds to incentivize providers to open slots for children receiving child care subsidies, also provide incentives for in-home/relative providers
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $24,910,793

Stabilization Allocation: $389,582,536

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $1,852,501,071

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Allocation: $54,380,753

Status: Submitted for federal review.

West Virginia FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $ 66,858,313
- Support child care assistance for essential workers regardless of income, includes allowing enrollment-based payment rather than attendance-based
- Temporarily increase provider reimbursement rates
- Increase tiered reimbursement rates
- Funding for capacity grants for new providers to assist in startup costs
- Assist current child care providers in expanding their capacity to care for more children
- Funding for quality bonuses for child care providers to support increased costs of providing quality child care during a public health emergency
- Allocate funding to Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies to support increased cost of operations during public health emergency
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $952,299,712

Stabilization Allocation: $160,375,904

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $761,417,928  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Allocation: $136,542,735

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Wisconsin FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan"""
Allocation: $148,829,810
- Continue with two additional rounds of Child Care Counts, supporting quality programs and staff, while also aiding providers who temporarily closed, but still give support services to families.
- Invest $10 million in development of technology infrastructure
- Supplement child care wages, achieve compliance with federal and state background check requirements in attempt to reduce turnover rates.
- In FY 2022, incentivize private partnerships with providers and child care businesses by providing funding to businesses employee child care slots. Businesses required to match funds.
- $5.5 million allocated towards recruitment and retention of new early childhood educators, with focus on updating training curriculum, executing best practices, language translation of all programs, and online-accessibility of trainings.
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $605,401,332

Stabilization Allocation: $357,004,444

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds: Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $1,540,784,854

Application not yet submitted to the OESE (07/21/2021).
Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Family Services

Allocation: $12,720,707

Status: Submitted for federal review.

Wyoming FY 2021-2024 CCDF Plan
Allocation: $12,216,624
- Approve subsidies for eligible clients based on enrollment instead of attendance
- Providing child care subsidies for families with shift workers to allow child care during hours of sleep as well as expanding qualified activities eligible for subsidies
- Large grants used to offset revenue shortfalls or increased expenses related to COVID-19
- Small grants used for purchase of PPE and increased operating expenses
- Providing stipend payments for facilities to offset the immediate impacts of a COVID-19 closure or reduction in capacity
- Enhancement of the Wyoming Statewide Training and Resource System (STARS) professional development training registry, background check system, and central registry in order to expedite the onboarding process for child care providers and ensure appropriate staffing levels are readily available
Supplemental Discretionary Allocation: $49,950,951

Stabilization Allocation: $29,304,530

Plan for Supplemental Discretionary Funds: Not yet released (07/21/2021).

Plan for Stabilization Funds:Not specified in latest published draft of CCDF state plan.
Allocation: $303,709,391  

Application submitted to the OESE for review.

State Plan for the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund
* The Office of Child Care (OCC) released official guidance on supplementary funds on June 11, 2021. As such, many states are currently developing plans for those funds. This tracker will be updated with official plans as they are published. Some states have released predictions of their plan or published stakeholder input into desired fund usage, which will be tracked in this column until official publication of plans.

** Recent May 2021 OCC guidance for stabilization funds require states to outline utilization plans in Section 4.1.8 e of their July 1, 2021 CCDF Plan submission. Many states do not have final drafts available to the public, which, due to the later release of guidance, incorporated later guidance from OCC. This tracker will update as final submissions are made public.
*** States were required to submit ESSER III plans to the Office of Child Care by June 7, 2021.