In 2017 two programs participating in Strengthening Families chose to no longer participate and receive grant funds, as they found they could support families in the same way by fully utilizing the Child Care Financial Assistance Program (CCFAP). In addition, one program closed. As the number of programs decreased the number of children in all of Strengthening Families decreased. In July 2018, a new round of Strengthening Families grants were put into place, with 24 grantees. This is a smaller number of grantees than in the past, which is one of the factors of why fewer children were served in FY19. In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic families are not utilizing any child care in the numbers they were in the past, as a result the number of CCFAP eligible children is lower in all child care programs in the state.