Publication Date: November 2008
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Danielle Ewen; Hannah Matthews
Research Area: Social conditions
Coverage: United States
Spending on child care assistance increased slightly in 2006. Thirty-two states increased spending, while 19 states made cuts to their child care programs. Meanwhile, federal funding for child care has remained nearly flat for six years. Analysis of expenditure data from the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant show that states will need more help just to maintain current service levels.