ACF Re-Opens Public Comment Period on the Proposed Child Care Rule

The Office of Child Care has reopened the comment period for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)(78 FR 29441). Today a notice was published in the Federal Register to formally re-open the comment period for 10 days. Public comments on the proposed rule are due by 11:59 p.m. E.D.T. on  Friday, August 23rd.  Comments may be submitted electronically by visiting the Federal Register website link below, or you may submit written comments to the following address: Office of Child Care, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024, Attention: Cheryl Vincent, Office of Child Care.

To view the Federal Register Notice and submit comments visit:

As many of you know, the website for submitting public comments on the CCDF proposed rule was intermittently unavailable for several days prior to the original closing date for the comment period and many commenters reported difficulty submitting comments using this mechanism.  To ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule we have decided to re-open the comment period.

Please note that all comments previously received by the Office of Child Care – whether through email, mail, or submitted on – are accessible for the public to view on the website link above. If you have previously submitted comments, we strongly encourage you to check the website to confirm your comments were received. Please do not re-submit comments that are already posted.