Child Care (CCDF)

What is CCDF?
State child care assistance programs are funded through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). CCDF is a Federal program that assists low-income families, families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and those transitioning from TANF in obtaining child care so they can work or attend training/education.


September 30 – October 1
Child Care Applications are taken year round and will be placed on a waiting list if funding is not available

What are the Federal Eligibility Criteria for the Child Care and Development Fund?
To be eligible, a child must:
• Be under 13 years of age, or under age 19 if incapable of self-care or under court supervision; AND
• Reside with a family whose income does not exceed 85 percent of the State’s median income for a family of the same size (States have the option to set a lower income limit); AND
• Reside with a parent or parents who are working or attending a job training or educational program.
• Receive, or need to receive, protective services (States have the option of including foster care in their definition of protective services).

Helpful Links

Tribal Child Care Association of California
Madera Community Action
Central Valley Children Services Network

Note:   Unfortunately there is no child care funding available at this time.