Neary 80 Percent of Public Investments for Child Care in New Hampshire Allocated for Direct Services

The most recently available information regarding detailed expenditures for New Hampshire’s Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) are for Federal Fiscal Year 2020. Of the approximately $36.7 million in total CCDF expenditures for New Hampshire in 2020, nearly 80 percent was allocated for direct services. These funds are used for activities and services that directly impact children and families, including New Hampshire Child Care Scholarships. About 10 percent was used for quality activities including New Hampshire’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (now called Granite Steps for Quality),while the remaining funds were used for administration and operations support as well as other non-direct services, like research and evaluation. 

Learn more in NHFPI’s February 2024 Issue Brief: The State of Child Care in New Hampshire: End of One-Time Federal Investments May Reduce Industry Stability