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About 263,000 fewer children received child care assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in 2012 than in 2006,

 

About 263,000 fewer children received child care assistance through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in 2012 than in 2006, according to data newly released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and analyzed by CLASP. State spending on child care assistance, including from CCDBG and the TANF block grant, was at a 10-year low. The number of children receiving CCDBG-funded assistance was at a 14-year low. As federal and state policymakers and funders consider the importance of their investments, increasing the economic security of low-income families and expanding access to quality child care is a good place to start, says CLASP. 

03/31/2014