Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan - Division of Child Care Services
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan
On November 19, 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 was signed into law. The law reauthorizes the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) for the first time in 18 years and made expansive changes to protect the health and safety of children in child care, promote continuity of access to subsidy for low-income families, better inform parents and the general public about the child care choices available to them, and improve the overall quality of early learning and afterschool programs. States, territories, and tribes receiving CCDF funds are required to submit a Child Care and Development Fund Plan. The CCDF Plan serves as the lead agency's application for CCDF funds by providing a description of how the program will be administered in accordance with CCDF rules and regulation. As a result of the CCDBG Act of 2014, the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Child Care (OCC) re-designed the CCDF Plan to assist states and territories to plan for full implementation of the law. The CCDBG Act of 2014 also changed the plan cycle from a biennial to a triennial plan period. The next plan cycle covers the period from June 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018.
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services' (OCFS) Division of Child Care Services (DCCS) submitted its CCDF Plan for federal fiscal years 2016-2018 to the OCC on March 11, 2016. On June 15, 2016, New York State's FFY 2016-18 CCDF Plan was conditionally approved by the OCC. The "conditionally approved" plan is a fully approved plan with conditions that must be met. The conditions will be deemed fully met when provisions of the CCDBG Act of 2014 are fully implemented and the implementation plan action steps are completed.
The Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016-2018 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan covers the period of June 1, 2016 through September 30, 2018.
Amendments to the CCDF Plan will be posted here as they are approved by the Office of Child Care.
Background Check Requirements Waiver Approval
On June 26, 2017, the NYS Office of Children and Family Services requested a one-year waiver to implement the provisions of the background check requirements in section 5.3.1 of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan. On August 31, 2017, the Office of Child Care approved New York’s request. The waiver is effective October 1, 2017 thru September 30, 2018.