Posted by ICCRR in News on 5/15/2024

HHS announces date for 2025-2027Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Public Hearing


May 15, 2024

Dear Child Care Provider,

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently preparing the 2025-2027 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan. The CCDF is the primary federal funding source to support low-income families with child care and increase the quality of child care for all children. The State Plan which is submitted every three years is the State’s application for federal CCDF funds and describes the State’s compliance with federal CCDF regulations. We thank everyone that participated in focus groups throughout the month of April to provide input into the State Plan draft. The draft of the State Plan is now available on the HHS website on the Child Care page under the heading of “Child Care and Development Block Grant”.  

HHS is holding a Public Hearing on June 5, 2024 at 1:00pm for interested individuals to provide feedback. The hearing will be held at the West Des Moines Public Library in the Millie Knee Classroom at 4000 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265. Individuals may attend in person or virtually through Zoom. The virtual link can be accessed by registering on the HHS website. Individuals that provide verbal feedback during the public hearing are also encouraged to use the instructions below to also provide written comment to ensure feedback was captured accurately. Individuals that are unable to attend may still submit written comments to HHS by following the instructions below.

Instructions for written comment.

  1. Email communication is most efficient, however if you are unable to access email you may send written comment to the address below.
  2. Written comments may be either in the body of the email or an attached document, please do not send links to documents housed in an online cloud-based platform (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).
  3. If your comment is referencing a specific requirement within the State Plan please reference the requirement number as well as the page number/s from the CCDF State Plan draft document.
  4. Written comments must be emailed or postmarked by June 7, 2024.
  5. Written comments can be emailed to
  6. If you are unable to provide comment through email you can mail written comment to:

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
Wendy Hoogeveen, CCDF Policy Manager
Hoover State Office Building, Level B
1305 E Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319


Wendy Hoogeveen
Bureau of Child Care Policy
Iowa Department of Health and Human Services


Tags: hhs , ccdf , public hearing , state plan

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