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LIIF Submits Comment Letter on Proposed Amendments to the Child Care and Development Fund Regulations

On Aug. 28, LIIF submitted a comment letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, which is proposing to amend the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is proposing changes to lower families’ child care costs, which can be a significant financial strain for families and disincentivize work, training and education. Additionally, the NPRM proposes changes to improve child care provider payment rates and practices to increase parent choice for child care arrangements and help stabilize operations for participating providers, plus ways for CCDF Lead Agencies to streamline eligibility and enrollment processes so families can receive child care assistance faster and so program bureaucracy is less likely to disrupt parent employment, training and education and impede access to child care. The NPRM also includes technical and other changes to improve clarity and program implementation.

Read comment letter.

We believe ACF’s approach to improving CCDF will help address the barriers to accessing and providing
quality early care and education in historically excluded communities. Specifically, we recognize ACF’s
NPRM around increasing child care affordability and improving provider payments.

LIIF Comment Letter