Supporting Continuity through Child Care and Development Fund Subsidies: A Review of Select State Policies

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodMar 1 2014

This brief was co-authored by researchers at Child Trends and the Urban Institute and uses data from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policies Database to highlight similarities and differences in states on select subsidy policies that may be related to the continuity of subsidy receipt and/or the continuity of subsidized arrangements among eligible families. State-level data extracted as of October 1, 2012, from the CCDF Policies Database were used to develop maps and tables that can be used to compare and contrast states on three key policies: eligibility redetermination periods and policies related to changes in eligibility, tiered income eligibility, and what allowances states make for job search activities at initial application and redetermination. Information provided in this brief may be used to contextualize research findings across states and to inform conversations about facilitating continuity in subsidized care among state administrators.