Child Care and Development Fund State and Territory Contacts

Finding help to pay for child care

Child care assistance is available to eligible families through State agencies that administer Federal Child Care and Development grants. Each State determines eligibility requirements for families within its State. Contact the agency in your State directly for your eligibility information and how to apply for assistance.

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is the primary Federal program specifically devoted to child care services and quality. It enables low-income parents and parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to work or to participate in the educational or training programs they need in order to work. Funds may also be used to serve children in protective services. In addition, a portion of CCDF funds must be used to enhance child care quality and availability.

The $2 billion in Recovery Act funds for the Child Care and Development Fund will allow states across the country to support child care services for more families whose children require care while they are working, seeking employment or receiving job training or education. The funds will be used by states to provide vouchers to families for child care or to provide access to care through contracts with child care centers. Recovery Act dollars will support a wide range of child care providers, including child care centers and home-based programs.

A portion of the funds will be used to improve overall quality and enhance infant and toddler care. For example, states may train child care providers, assist providers in meeting health and safety requirements, hire specialists specifically trained to work with infant and toddler providers, provide grants to providers to achieve higher quality and invest in other initiatives.

The new funds supplement the existing $5 billion child care subsidy program, the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The Recovery Act funds will be awarded on a formula basis to states, the District of Columbia, five territories and 260 tribal grantees representing approximately 500 Indian tribes.

CCDF Grantee State and Territory Contacts

Alabama
Office of Child Care Subsidy
Child Care Services Division
Alabama Department of Human Resources
50 Ripley Street
P. O. Box 304000
Montgomery, AL 36130
General Phone: 334-242-1425
http://www.dhr.alabama.gov
Alaska
Child Care Program Office
Division of Public Assistance
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Suite 140
3601 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99524
General Phone: 907-269-4500
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/ccare
American Samoa
Child Care Division
American Samoa Department of Human
and Social Services
5614 Tafuna
Pago Pago, AS 96799
General Phone: 684-633-1571
http://www.americansamoa.gov
Arizona
Child Care Administration
Arizona Department of Economic Security
S/C 801A
1789 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-1958
General Phone: 602-542-4248
http://www.azdes.gov/childcare
Arkansas
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S-140
Little Rock, AR 72203
General Phone: 501-682-8947
http://www.arkansas.gov/childcare/familysupport
California
Child Development Division
California Department of Education
1430 North Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
General Phone: 916-322-6233
http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd
Colorado
Division of Child Care
Colorado Department of Human Services
First Floor
1575 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203
General Phone: 303-866-5958
http://www.colorado.gov/CDHS
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Department of Community and Cultural Affairs
Capitol Hill, Caller Box 10007
1341 Ascension Drive
Saipan, MP 96950
General Phone: 670-664-2576
http://gov.mp/
Connecticut
Bureau of Assistance Programs
Family Services Division
Connecticut Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106
General Phone: 860-424-5006
http://www.ct.gov/dss/site
Delaware
Division of Social Services
Delaware Health and Social Services
Lewis Building
1901 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
General Phone: 302-255-9670
http://http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dss/childcr.html
District of Columbia
Division of Early Childhood Education
D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Fourth Floor
810 1st Street, N.E
.Washington, DC 20002
General Phone: 202-727-8114
http://www.osse.dc.gov
Florida
Office of Early Learning
Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation
MSC-140
107 East Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
General Phone: 850-921-3180
http://www.floridaearlylearning.com
Georgia
Child Care Unit
Division of Family and Children Services
Georgia Department of Human Services
Suite 21-392
2 Peachtree Street, N.W
.Atlanta, GA 30303
General Phone: 404-657-3434
http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/portal/site/DHR-DFCS
Guam
Division of Public Welfare
Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services
123 Chalan Kareta, Route 10
Mangilao, GU 96923
General Phone: 671-735-7300
http://www.dphss.guam.gov
Hawaii
Benefit, Employment, and Support Services Division Hawaii Department of Human Services
Suite 606
820 Mililani Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
General Phone: 808-586-0978
http://www.hawaii.gov/dhs/self-sufficiency/childcare/services
Idaho
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
General Phone: 208-334-5656
http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov
Illinois
Human Capital Development Services
Illinois Department of Human Services
Third Floor
400 West Lawrence Avenue
Springfield, IL 62762
General Phone: 217-785-2559
Indiana
Bureau of Child Care
Division of Family Resources
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
W-361, MS-02
402 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
General Phone: 317-232-1144
http://www.in.gov/fssa/carefinder
Iowa
Bureau of Child Care and Community Services
Division of Child and Family Services
Iowa Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, Fifth Floor
1305 East Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
General Phone: 515-281-0429
http://www.dhs.state.ia.us
Kansas
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Docking State Office Building, Fifth Floor
915 South West Harrison Street
Topeka, KS 66612
General Phone: 785-296-3349
http://www.srskansas.org/ISD/ees/child_care.htm
Kentucky
Division of Child Care
Department for Community Based Services
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
CHR Building, Suite 3C-F
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
General Phone: 502-564-2524
http://www.chfs.ky.gov/dcbs/dcc
Louisiana
Child Development and Early Learning Section
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
627 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
General Phone: 225-342-0694
http://www.dcfs.la.gov
Maine
Office of Child and Family Services
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
11 State House Station
2 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, ME 04333
General Phone: 207-624-7909
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ocfs/ec/occhs
Maryland
Division of Early Childhood Development
Office of Child Care
Maryland State Department of Education
10th Floor
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
General Phone: 410-767-7128
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/divisions/child_care
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Fourth Floor
51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210
General Phone: 617-988-6600
http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/department-…
Michigan
Child Development and Care Program
Office of Great Start
Michigan Department of Education
608 West Allegan
Lansing, MI 48909
General Phone: 517-241-9492
http://www.michigan.gov/mde
Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 64951
St. Paul, MN 55164
General Phone: 651-431-4000
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us
Mississippi
Office for Children and Youth
Mississippi Department of Human Services
750 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
General Phone: 601-359-4555
http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us
Missouri
Early Childhood and Prevention Services
Children’s Division
Missouri Department of Social Services
Jefferson Building, 10th Floor
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
General Phone: 573-751-6793
http://www.dss.mo.gov/cd
Montana
Montana Department of Public Health
and Human Services
P.O. Box 202925
Helena, MT 59620
406-444-1828
General Phone: 406-444-1788
http://www.childcare.mt.gov
Nebraska
Division of Children and Family Services
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Fourth Floor 301, P.O. Box 95026
Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
General Phone: 402-471-9325
http://dhhs.ne.gov
Nevada
Child Care and Development Program
Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
1470 College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89710
General Phone: 775-684-0630
http://www.dwss.nv.gov/
New Hampshire
Child Development Bureau
Division for Children, Youth and Families
New Hampshire Department of Health
and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
General Phone: 603-271-8153
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/DCYF/CDB
New Jersey
Division of Family Development
New Jersey Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 716
6 Quakerbridge Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625
General Phone: 609-588-2163
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd
New Mexico
Child Care Services Bureau
Early Childhood Services Division
New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502
General Phone: 505-476-0465
http://www.newmexicokids.org
New York
Division of Child Care Services
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
South Building, Room 309
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
General Phone: 518-474-9454
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/becs
North Carolina
Division of Child Development
North Carolina Department of Health
and Human Services
2201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
General Phone: 919-662-4499
http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us/general/home.asp
North Dakota
Children and Family Services Division
North Dakota Department of Human Services
Capitol Building, Judicial Wing, Department 325
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
General Phone: 701-328-2310
http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/childcare
Ohio
Bureau of Child Care and Development
Office of Family Assistance
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Sixth Floor
50 West Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215
General Phone: 614-466-1213
http://www.jfs.ohio.gov/CDC/childcare.stm
Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
General Phone: 405-521-3561
http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/cc
Oregon
Child Care Division
Oregon Department of Employment
875 Union Street, N.E
.Salem, OR 97311
General Phone: 503-947-1400
http://www.employment.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/CCD
Pennsylvania
Office of Child Development and Early Learning Pennsylvania Departments of Education
and Public Welfare
Sixth Floor
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
General Phone: 717-346-9320
http://www.dpw.state.pa.us
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Administration of Integral Child Care
and Development
P.O. Box 15091
San Juan, PR 00902
General Phone: 787-724-7474
http://www.familia.gobierno.pr
Rhode Island
Office of Child Care
Rhode Island Department of Human Services
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
General Phone: 401-462-5300
http://www.dhs.ri.gov
South Carolina
Child Care Services
South Carolina Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202
General Phone: 803-898-9020
http://childcare.sc.gov/main
South Dakota
Division of Child Care Services
South Dakota Department of Social Services
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
General Phone: 605-773-4766
http://www.dss.sd.gov/childcare
Tennessee
Child Care Services
Tennessee Department of Human Services
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
General Phone: 615-313-4770
http://www.state.tn.us/humanserv
Texas
Child Care Services
Workforce Development Division
Texas Workforce Commission
Room 440-T
101 East 15th Street
Austin, TX 78778
General Phone: 512-463-6022
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/childcare/ccinfo.html
Utah
Office of Work and Family Life
Utah Department of Workforce Services
1385 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
General Phone: 801-468-0042
http://www.jobs.utah.gov
Vermont
Child Development Division
Department for Children and Families
Vermont Agency of Human Services
A Building
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
General Phone: 802-241-1224
http://www.dcf.state.vt.us/cdd
Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Human Services
Building A
1303 Hospital Ground
St. Thomas, VI 00802
General Phone: 340-774-0930
http://www.dhs.gov.vi
Virginia
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Development
Virginia Department of Social Services
801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
General Phone: 804-726-7000
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/cc/
Washington
Washington Department of Early Learning
P.O. Box 40970
Olympia, WA 98504
General Phone: 360-725-4665
http://www.del.wa.gov/care/help
West Virginia
Division of Early Care and Education
Bureau for Children and Families
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Room B-18
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
General Phone: 304-558-7980
http://www.wvchildcare.org
Wisconsin
Division of Early Care and Administration
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
P.O. Box 7972
201 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53707
General Phone: 608-266-9049
http://dcf.wi.gov/childcare/default.htm
Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Family Services
130 Hobbs Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82009
General Phone: 307-777-5491
http://dfswapps.state.wy.us/

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