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ACF-801 Online Help - Element 4

FIPS Code

Published: March 28, 2016
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting
Topics:
ACF-801

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 residing. FIPS Code (Federal Information Processing Series): 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 a three digit county code. A list of all FIPS codes can be found online or by contacting the National Center on Data and Technology (NCDT)  at 1-877-249-9117 or via email.

Data Standards

Missing

Always required

Out of Range

All valid 5 digit FIPS Codes allowed.
See a list of valid FIPS codes for each grantee jurisdiction.

Internal Inconsistency

No internal consistency standard.

Field Size

5

Format (NNNNN)

Two-digit state and three-digit county code (State: _ _ County: _ _ _).

Guidance

Report the FIPS Code for the Family receiving assistance. 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.

Last Reviewed: April 8, 2016