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A Recent Legislative Win
In February, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law a budget deal that included an additional $5.8 billion (an additional $2.9 billion for each of the next two years) for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the main federal child care program. This funding increase will allow an additional 230,000 children to receive child care assistance and help states boost the quality of child care.
While this bill represents a very important step forward, it does not meet all of the needs of children and families, particularly the most vulnerable, and falls far short of including all of the priorities for relief CDF outlined in our letter to Congress last week