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Slides for presentation at the Welfare Reform Academy
Conference on Child Care and Welfare Reform, April 3, 1998

Mark Nadel

Funds Provided for Child Care

    • $4.4 billion of federal and state CCDF available in FY 1997
    • About one quarter of federal funds require state match, including MOE
    • Up to 30% of TANF allocation can be used for CCDF

States Expanding Child Care Subsidy Programs

    • Expenditures increased to meet current needs
      • States plan to fully draw down federal funds and some increase state spending for child care
      • States expect to meet TANF child care needs. Other low income and future funding ability questionable

States Initiating Efforts to Ensure Adequate Supply of Providers

    • Demand Increases Under Welfare Reform
    • Some Types of Child Care in Shorter Supply
    • States Undertake Supply Building Initiatives
    • Importance of Informal Providers

Regulatory Standards

    • States maintain or strengthen standards by incremental changes
    • Differential standards for different types of providers


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