Public Policy Associates (PPA) is conducting research on the effects of policy changes to the Michigan Child Development and Care (CDC) program, which provides assistance to help families access quality child care.

The preliminary report of findings is now available on PPA’s website. The policies under examination included instituting a graduated program exit, a 12-month eligibility period, increased provider payment rates, increased income eligibility threshold, and delinking the provider assignment from subsidy approval. These all had roots in the Child Development and Care Block Grant Act of 2014.

PPA is conducting the Michigan Child Care Policy Research Partnership research with the Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) under a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

PPA project leads Colleen Graber and Nathan Burroughs will present on the findings via webinar on November 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. Sign up to attend here.

For more information about this project, please contact Colleen Graber, PPA’s chief operating officer, at or Nathan Burroughs, Ph.D., principal investigator, at