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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 6

Reason for Receiving Subsidized Child Care

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


Why a child is receiving subsidized child care. The one-digit code indicating the reason for receiving subsidized child care.

Data Standards


Always required

Out of Range

1-4 and 6-9:
1 = Employment, including on-the-job training;
2 = Training/Education;
3 = Both Employment and Training/Education;
4 = Protective Services;
6 = Federal Declared Emergency and Employment, including on-the-job training;
7 = Federal Declared Emergency and Training/Education;
8 = Federal Declared Emergency and Both Employment and Training/Education;
9 = Federal Declared Emergency and Protective Services.

Internal Inconsistency

No internal consistency standard.

Field Size


Format (N)



Report the one digit code indicating the reason for receiving subsidized child care. If more than one category applies, chose the primary reason. Except under some unusual circumstances, if Data Element 6 is 1, 3, 6, 8 (involving employment), Data Element 9 (Total Monthly Income for Determining Eligibility) should not be zero, and Data Element 10 (Employment Income, Including Self – Employment) should be 1. Note that a zero is used for a specific reason; for “unknown/not reported” use a blank or space.

Last Reviewed: April 8, 2016