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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General. Office of Audit Services, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This audit provides a national snapshot of State-level approaches to some of the issues posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in child care settings. Our objective was to identify the approaches that CCDF lead agencies in each State and the…
Schulman Karen, July, 2020
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center surveyed state child care administrators to help assess how COVID-19 was affecting child care in their states, how they were using their additional CCDBG funding to address the needs of their child care providers…
Schulman Karen, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
To help assess the current status and future prospects of our critical child care sector, this report examines how the pandemic and recession are affecting state child care systems, how states are responding to the impacts on their child care…
United States. Office of Child Care, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
This priorities report includes analysis of ACF-801 administrative data and summary information from 2019-2021 CCDF state plans. The CCDBG Act of 2014, and associated 2016, CCDF regulation require additional data elements to be reported by states,…
Ullrich Rebecca, Schmit Stephanie, Cosse Ruth, April, 2019
Reports & Papers
This brief examines children's access to CCDBG-funded child care in states by race and ethnicity using publicly available data from fiscal year (FY) 2016, building upon CLASP's previous Disparate Access research. (author abstract)
Econometrica, Inc., February, 2019
Reports & Papers
The goal of the analysis presented in this report is to forecast the Tier I, Tier II, and overall error rates for each year from FY 2016 through FY 2020 and to estimate the cost to CACFP associated with the predicted tiering errors. This analysis…
Schulman Karen, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center collected the data in this report from state child care administrators in the fifty states and the District of Columbia (counted as a state in this report). The Center sent the state child care administrators a survey…
Schulman Karen, 2018
Reports & Papers
This report discusses state payment rates for infant care based on February 2017 data.
Schulman Karen, Blank Helen, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Given the importance of child care assistance to families, it is essential for states to have strong child care assistance policies. Under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the major federal child care assistance program, states…
United States. Government Accountability Office, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Child care subsidies help low-income families pay for care, allowing parents to work or attend school or training. Through the CCDF, the federal government provides states funding to assist these families. Federal law sets broad subsidy eligibility…
Walker Christina, Schmit Stephanie, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
A recent CLASP analysis found that access to child care subsidies is sharply limited for all eligible children, but even more so for particular racial and ethnic groups and in particular states. A striking finding is that eligible Latino children…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Inspector General, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
This evaluation focuses on how States and ACF ensure the integrity of the CCDF block grant program and the results of States' program integrity activities. (author abstract)
Schulman Karen, Blank Helen, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report examines states' policies in five key areas--income eligibility limits to qualify for child care assistance, waiting lists for child care assistance, copayments required of parents receiving child care assistance, reimbursement rates for…
Meloy Mary Elizabeth Corrington, Lipscomb Shannon T., Baron Madeline J., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Policymakers have begun to explore new areas of service system integration, including coordination of services for vulnerable children and families. Early care and education (ECE) research has also begun to pursue more nuanced questions about the…
Schulman Karen, Blank Helen, 2015
Reports & Papers
The National Women's Law Center collected the data in this report from state child care administrators in the fifty states and the District of Columbia (counted as a state in this report). The Center sent the state child care administrators a survey…