Legislative Appropriations Request Stakeholder Forum

Testimony to the Department of Family and Protective Services

I am here today to talk about child care licensing, and the federal child care and development
fund (CCDF) quality dollars that are appropriated to DFPS each session. As you may know, those
funds come from the four percent quality set-­‐aside required by the CCDF rules, and were allocated to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) prior to 2003. However, the 2003 budget crisis prompted the Legislature to shift the funds to DFPS to pay for basic child care licensing functions.

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