Child Care and Development Block Grant

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) was originally signed into law in 1990, was reauthorized in 1996 and again most recently in 2014. The law establishes the funding and federal policy direction for child care. These requirements are outlined in federal rules under the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), the name given to the federal child care program. The most recent rules were published in September 2016 and can be found at

Information on the requirements of the CCDBG, including links to federal program guidance, webinars, and technical assistance resources is available on the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care website.

Iowa Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan

FFY 2022-2024

Iowa’s FFY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan is due to the federal Office of Child Care on June 30, 2021 for the three-year plan period covering October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024.
Iowa’s DRAFT FFY 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan is open for public comment from 5/11/2021 through the end of the day on 6/7/2021. Please see the instructions below for submitting a comment. A public hearing will be held virtually on June 7, 2021 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please use this link to participate in the public hearing.
Comments can be submitted through postal mail or email.
Postal Mail: 
Iowa Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
Attention: Kim Shackelford
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

FFY 2019-2021

Looking for the 2017 Market Rate Survey Report?  Please go to the Child Care Reports webpage.

Statewide Child Care Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

The Iowa Child Care Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan provides a framework for preparedness and recovery activities for child care regulatory and child care subsidy in the event of a significant emergency or disaster in Iowa.