H.R.2097 - Child Care Quality Incentive Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
Summary: H.R.2097 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Child Care Quality Incentive Act of 2001 - Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to establish a program of incentive grants to States to improve the quality of, and access to, child care by increasing child care payment rates. Sets the maximum Federal share of activity costs at 75 percent.
Introduced in House (06/07/2001)
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make an annual payment to an eligible State only if: (1) the Secretary determines that the State has made progress, through the assisted activities, in maintaining increased payment rates; and (2) the State updates an initial child care services market rate survey at least once every two years.
Requires an eligible State that receives such a grant to make priority use of its funds to increase significantly (up to the 100th percentile of the market rate survey) the rate of reimbursement to providers for subsidized child care.