Child Care and Development Fund State Plan
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides Child Care and Development Funds to states for the purpose of improving the affordability, availability and quality of child care. This funding is generally referred to as the Child Care & Development Fund (CCDF). CCDF is authorized by the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act and Section 418 of the Social Security Act.
Federal regulations for the CCDF [45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 98 and 99] require the Lead Agency of the state to submit a CCDF Plan to DHHS every three years. The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) has been designated the Lead Agency for the CCDF by the Governor’s Office. Attached is Hawaii’s current CCDF State Plan and past plans.