U.S Code last checked for updates: May 19, 2024
§ 618.
Funding for child care
(a)
General child care entitlement
(1)
General entitlement
Subject to the amount appropriated under paragraph (3), each State shall, for the purpose of providing child care assistance, be entitled to payments under a grant under this subsection for a fiscal year in an amount equal to the greater of—
(A)
the total amount required to be paid to the State under section 603 of this title for fiscal year 1994 or 1995 (whichever is greater) with respect to expenditures for child care under subsections (g) and (i) of section 602 of this title (as in effect before October 1, 1995); or
(B)
the average of the total amounts required to be paid to the State for fiscal years 1992 through 1994 under the subsections referred to in subparagraph (A).
(2)
Remainder
(A)
Grants
(B)
Allotments to States
(C)
Federal matching of State expenditures exceeding historical expenditures
(D)
Redistribution
(i)
In general
(ii)
Time of determination and distribution
(3)
Appropriation
For grants under this section, there are appropriated $3,550,000,000 for each fiscal year, of which—
(A)
$3,375,000,000 shall be available for grants to States;
(B)
$100,000,000 shall be available for grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations; and
(C)
$75,000,000 shall be available for grants to territories.
(4)
Territories
(A)
Grants
(B)
Allotments
(C)
Redistribution
(D)
Inapplicability of payment limitation
(E)
Territory
(5)
Data used to determine State and Federal shares of expenditures
(b)
Use of funds
(1)
In general
(2)
Use for certain populations
(c)
Application of Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990
(d)
“State” defined
(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title IV, § 418, as added Pub. L. 104–193, title VI, § 603(b), Aug. 22, 1996, 110 Stat. 2279; amended Pub. L. 105–33, title V, § 5601, Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 644; Pub. L. 108–40, § 4, June 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 837; Pub. L. 109–171, title VII, § 7201, Feb. 8, 2006, 120 Stat. 141; Pub. L. 112–96, title IV, § 4002(g), Feb. 22, 2012, 126 Stat. 195; Pub. L. 115–31, div. M, title I, § 102(a)(4), May 5, 2017, 131 Stat. 800; Pub. L. 117–2, title IX, § 9801(a), (c), Mar. 11, 2021, 135 Stat. 207.)
cite as: 42 USC 618