FY 2016 Appropriation

The Child Care Fund's purpose is to support child care initiatives to improve quality, affordability, and accessibility. The money in the fund primarily comes from donations.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $0 from all sources for Child Care Fund. This is a 0 percent change from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources.


UCA 35A-3-206 directs that the money may only be given to local governments, nonprofit organizations, or child care providers. The money may be used for training, grants, and recruitment for child care staff. Additionally the money may be used for activities that will assist in the improvement of child care quality and accessibility such as public awareness campaigns and matching money for obtaining grants. UCA 35A-3-206 directs that the Department of Workforce Services report annually on the status of this fund to the Legislature. Based on current law (UCA 35A-3-206) the Child Care Fund receives its revenue automatically and can spend all revenues without additional Legislative action.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.