The CCDF Policies Database project is maintained by the Urban Institute under funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

This project produces a comprehensive, up-to-date Database of child care subsidy policies for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US territories and outlying areas. The Database contains hundreds of variables designed to capture the CCDF policies across time. The policies captured in the Database are collected primarily from the States’/Territories’ caseworker policy manuals.

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is an office within the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. OPRE studies ACF programs and the populations they serve through rigorous research and evaluation projects. These include evaluations of existing programs, evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low-income children and families, research syntheses, and descriptive and exploratory studies.

The Urban Institute

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban Institute scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

Key Project Staff
  • Kathleen Dwyer, Federal Project Officer
  • Sarah Minton, Project Director
  • Kelly Dwyer, Project Manager
  • Danielle Kwon, Research Associate
  • Margaret Todd, Research Assistant
  • Linda Giannarelli, Senior Project Advisor
  • Kara Harkins and Silke Taylor, Database Development and Maintenance
  • Farnoosh Johnson, Web Development