Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Child Care Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 665]
Repeal and replace regulation to ensure compliance with Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
General Information
Action Summary This is a joint action to repeal and replace 22VAC40-661. The regulatory action is necessary to bring state Child Care Subsidy Program requirements into alignment with the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG). The goals of this action are to broaden the purposes of the program by emphasizing child development, increase the number of children receiving healthy, safe and quality care, and implement family-friendly policies. Changes to this regulation will strengthen the Child Care Subsidy Program’s dual role as both an early childhood development program and a work support program for low-income families. Key changes in the new regulation include but are not limited to supporting and protecting the health and safety of children in care through more consistent standards for child care providers and monitoring of those standards. The changes will also focus on improving the quality of care statewide through increased supports for child care providers, and enabling eligible families to more easily access stable and continuous care.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 22 VAC 40-665 Child Care Program Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  22 VAC 40 - 661 [REPEALED] Child Care Program Repeal Entire Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [004602]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7412 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/09/2016.
7736 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/06/2018.
8271 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/17/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary Ward  / Subsidy Manager
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7638    FAX: (804)726-7655    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.