Public Comment Period Open – Missouri’s FFY 2022-2024 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan – Draft

As a key stakeholder in Missouri’s early childhood and afterschool system, we are pleased to announce the draft Federal Fiscal Year 2022-2024 CCDF State Plan is now available for viewing and public comment from April 29, 2021 to June 1, 2021.

The CCDF State Plan describes the activities to be administered by the State of Missouri for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024. This plan is the primary mechanism the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Child Care uses to determine Missouri’s compliance with the law under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) of 2014.

To review the draft CCDF State Plan, go to Child Care and Development Fund webpage here.

Public Comment Period

Stakeholders have 30 days to make a formal comment. The public comment period will begin April 29, 2021 and end on June 1, 2021.

Submit comments via the web by clicking here. All web comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on June 1, 2021 to be included.

Email comments to ChildCare@dese.mo.gov. All emails must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on June 1, 2021 to be included.

Send written comments to the following address. All mailed comments must be received by June 1, 2021 to be included.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
ATTN: Office of Early learning
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Virtual Public Hearings

Please see the flyer to find the link(s) to join a virtual public hearing. This flyer is available on the Child Care and Development Fund webpage here.

For more information about current and past CCDF state plans, visit the DSS Child Care webpage here.