• Granting Agency: Administration for Children and Families, Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Appropriation Amount: $1,000,000
  • Grant Amount:  $500,000 – $1,000,000
  • Announcement Date: April 25, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 6, 2022

Learn more here.

Purpose: The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDF) subsidies help low-income families with children under the age of 13 pay for child care. As a block grant, CCDF gives funding to states, territories, and tribes to provide child care subsidies through vouchers or certificates to low income families and grants and contracts (e.g., direct services) to providers in some states. CCDF provides access to child care services for low income families so that parents can work or participate in training or education activities. The CCDF program is committed to providing funding towards quality child care services that adequately address the needs and unique circumstances of Native Hawaiian or American Indian youth and their families.

Eligible Expenditures:

  • Serving children in safe, healthy, nurturing child care settings that are effective in promoting learning and child development;
  • Developing and/or implementing program standards to ensure health and safety and quality of care;
  • Minimizing any disruptions to children’s development and learning by promoting continuity of care;
  • Promoting strategies that ensure an adequate supply of child care providers;
  • Providing professional development and other support to child care providers;
  • Promoting culturally relevant activities, including language immersion programs, the integration of storytellers, and cultural training for parents and providers;
  • Ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Two-Spirit individuals, including parents, children, and providers, are fairly treated and served in an inclusive and nonstigmatizing way;
  • Engaging and supporting parents and other family members including providing consumer education;
  • Supporting parent employment and expanding quality choices available to them;
  • Promoting continuous quality improvement activities;
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other early care and education programs
    administered at the state or local level, schools, and other services as appropriate;
  • Ensuring program accountability and integrity; and
  • Ensuring children’s health and safety through announced and unannounced visits and background checks, by the recipient or other entity.

If an American Indian organization is already receiving funding under a CCDF grant directly with OCC, it is not eligible to receive funding for the same service area under this NOFO.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Federally recognized Indian tribes

You can contact program staff at carrie.peake@acf.hhs.gov.