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Child Care & Development Fund Program (CCDF)

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The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program is a federally funded program designed to assist tribal families with child care subsidies. (CCDF Brochure)

The program puts family back to work or back to school so that each family can be self-sufficient.

The Child Care Bureau's Mission

The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories, and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in educational or training programs. It is this mission that CCDF is built upon.

The Child Care and Development Fund program, or as it is referred to, CCDF, is distributed on a yearly basis to all federally recognized tribal grantees and Tribal Lead Agencies, such as California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. The program is 100% designed for the Native American Families assisting only Native American children.

Tribal Affiliation

CRIHB, administers the CCDF program under a consortium basis. Currently there are 13 tribes in California receiving CCDF funding. Those tribes are:

1. Big Lagoon Native American Family Service Agency (under Big Lagoon Tribal Resolution)
2. Big Valley Rancheria
3. Cold Springs Rancheria
4. Elk Valley Rancheria
5. Federated Indians of Graton
6. Fort Bidwell Reservation
7. Greenville Rancheria
8. Ione Band of Miwok Indians
9. Resighini Rancheria
10. Shingle Springs
11. Stewarts Point Rancheria
12. Tule River Reservation
13. Wilton Rancheria

Family Documentation
Applicant families must provide along with the completed application the following:


i. Income verification documents from any of the following for all adults living in the homestead:

1. W-2 form
2. Current paystub (minimum of 3)
3. A letter from the employer detailing wages and schedule
4. If self-employed, tax documents
5. TANF or Social Security Benefit information

ii. School Information:

1. A certified transcript of attendance
2. A current school registration

iii. If separated or divorced

1. Court documents listing custody agreement of children
2. Child Documentation
3. Birth Certificate for child(dren)
4. Court documents regarding guardianship when applicable

Provider Documentation

Non-Licensed must provide:

i. Copy of a government issued driver’s license or identification
ii. Copy of their Social Security Card.
iii. A TB test from their family doctor.
iv. A completed W-9 form
v. Complete all applicable CCDF application forms

Licensed providers must provide:

i. Copy of their state-issued licensed.
ii. Complete a W-9 form.
iii. Send a copy of their agreement with the applicant parent.
iv. Complete all applicable CCDF application forms.

For further information, please contact
Ann Louise Bonnitto, JD, CCDF Program Coordinator - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Shelley Whitebear,  CCDF Assistant - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Links for Parents

Babysitters, Nannies & Nanny Services - Sittercity Babysitting Website
Childhealth online Informational Booklets
A Day without Child Care Video Link



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