Strategic Planning for American Rescue Plan Act CCDF Discretionary Supplemental Funds

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act) (Pub. Law 117-2), signed on March 11, 2021, includes $14.99 billion in supplemental Child Care and Development (CCDF) Discretionary Funds to help states, territories, and Tribes recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild a better child care system.

The funding represents an unprecedented opportunity to give parents equal access to high-quality child care, support the developmental and learning needs of children, meet parents’ employment needs and child care preferences, and support a professionalized workforce that is fairly and appropriately compensated for the essential skilled work that they do.

More information is available from FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces the American Rescue Plan Funding to Rescue the Child Care Industry so the Economy Can Recover.

View the ARP Act CCDF Discretionary Supplemental Funds Policy