On July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) will submit their three-year State Plan for how Mississippi will use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program funding.
The CCDF program is designed to provide financial assistance to low-income families to access child care so parents and caregivers can work or attend a job training or educational program. States can also use CCDF dollars to invest in improving child care supply and quality by building the capacity of the teacher workforce, supporting child care programs to achieve higher quality standards, and providing consumer education to help parents select child care that meets their families’ needs. States must apply for CCDF funding every three years.
We at MELA read MDHS’s full plan, and summarized each of the eight sections in a 5-page document. We invite you to use this summary guide as a quick reference for the both the federal CCDF program and Mississippi’s state plan for these funds.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services is accepting written public comment until 5pm on Wednesday, June 30th.