Performance Improvement 2009. How Many Children Are Eligible for Child Care Subsidies?


Analysts estimated the number of children meeting eligibility requirements for child care assistance under the Child Care and Development Fund. The estimates were produced by the Transfer Income Model (TRIM). The analysis estimated the number of children receiving HHS-funded child care subsidies, and the percentage served.

Over eight million children were eligible for child care subsidies in 2005, under the eligibility rules of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). While we do not know how many of these children were in families that needed help paying for child care, 29 percent of the potentially eligible children received subsidized care through CCDF or other funding streams in fiscal year 2005. An even larger percentage of children in families with income below poverty were served.

Report Title: Child Care Eligibility and Enrollment Estimates for Fiscal Year 2005
Agency Sponsor: ASPE-OHSP, Office of Human Services Policy
Federal Contact: Kendall Swenson, 202-690-6888
Performer: Staff; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
PIC ID: 9014

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