A new policy analysis from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) finds that just 8 percent of potentially eligible children receive Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) subsidies based on federal income eligibility limits and just 12 percent on state income eligibility limits. In addition, access to subsidies varies by race and ethnicity, as well as by state of residence.

The report suggests that states address inequities in access by reviewing their subsidy policies and quality standards, increasing communication and collaborations with the community, and improving the collection and use of disaggregated data.