ACF Notice Regarding Submission of Public Comments on the Proposed Child Care Rule

As many of you know, the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) ended, Monday, August 5th at 11:59 p.m. E.D.T. Prior to this deadline, it was brought to our attention that the website for submitting comments, www.regulations.gov, was experiencing technical difficulties and many commenters were unable to submit their comments using that mechanism. The Office of Child Care instructed those commenters to email us directly as an alternative for submitting comment.
Given the technical difficulties that occurred so close to the closing of the comment period, the Office of Child Care is working with the Federal Register to explore options for reopening the comment period.  Should the comment period be reopened, we will keep our colleagues and stakeholders apprised by publicizing broadly through our email lists and posting to this website any additional opportunity for submitting comments.