Child Care Block Grant
Amends title XX of the Social Security Act to authorize appropriations for FY 1990 through 1992 for allotments to States for grants to eligible entities for child care related projects.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary for purposes of this title) to make allotments to States through a formula based on the number of children under 13 years of age living in a household whose income is not greater than 200 percent of the poverty level, adjusted for family size.
Sets the Federal share at 80 percent of the project grants.
Makes eligible for such grants:
(1) local government units, including school districts;
(2) nonprofit organizations;
(3) professional or employee associations;
(4) one or more small businesses;
(5) higher education institutions;
(6) hospitals or health care facilities;
(7) family care providers; or
(8) entities the State considers able and appropriate to carry out such a project.
Allows a State to make such grants to eligible entities for:
(1) child care certificate programs or scholarships enabling low-income families to obtain adequate child care;
(2) community or neighborhood child care centers and homes, including renovation of public buildings for such purposes;
(3) after school child care programs;
(4) grants or loans for start-up costs of employer-sponsored child care programs;
(5) training programs for child care providers;
(6) temporary care of sick children unable to attend their regular child care programs;
(7) expansion of existing part-day child care programs into full-day child care programs;
(8) child care programs for homeless children; and
(9) child care programs with programs to assist the elderly.
Requires States to meet specified certification requirements, including establishment of standards of accreditation or licensing for family-based and group child care providers and methods of inspection and certification based on such standards.
Requires annual State reports.
Directs the Secretary to summarize State reports annually for the Congress. Requires grant recipients to cover between ten percent and 50 percent of the project cost with non-Federal funds.
Directs each State Governor to establish an advisory council on child care.
Directs the Secretary to conduct and support:
(1) research on the effectiveness of early childhood education and quality child care on child growth and development; and
(2) demonstration programs to test the effectiveness of innovative child care arrangements and programs (including at least ten grants to entities in accordance with subtitle B of this title).