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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 4

Published: September 19, 2012
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801

Element #4
FIPS CODE

Definition: Enter the FIPS Code geographic identifier issued by the National Bureau of Standards to designate where the head of the family receiving assistance is residingFIPS Code -(Federal Information Processing Standards): The FIPS Code geographic identifier issued by the National Bureau of Standards to designate where the head of the family receiving assistance is residing. This includes a two digit State code and three digit county code. A list of all FIPS codes can be found at http://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html or by contacting the Child Care Automation Resource Center (1-877-249-9117).

Data Standards:

Missing

Always required

Out of Range

All valid 5 digit FIPS Codes allowed.

Internal Inconsistency

 

 

None

 

 

Field Size: 5

Format: (NNNNN) two-digit state and three-digit county code (State: _ _ County: _ _ _)

Guidance: Enter the FIPS Code for the Family. Do not enter the FIPS Code for the Provider.

If the address of the head of the family is unknown, leave the county FIPS code blank.