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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 19

American Indian or Alaskan Native (Race)

Published: March 28, 2016
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting


A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

Data Standards


Always required

Out of Range

0 - 1:
0 = No
1 = Yes

Internal Inconsistency

At least one of the races in Elements #19 through #23 must be answered “Yes” (equal to 1).

Field Size


Format (N)



Enter the one digit code indicating whether the child's race is American Indian or Alaskan Native.

This item applies to each child receiving care. Select “yes” for as many races as reported by the family. (Each child should have at least one race coded “yes.” Multi-racial children should have a “1” in more than one race field.)

Note that a zero is used for a specific reason; for “unknown/not reported” use a blank or space.

Last Reviewed: April 8, 2016