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Final State and Territorial Child Care and Development Fund Preprint for FY 2014-2015

Program Instruction: CCDF-ACF-PI-2013-02

Published: May 20, 2013
Categories:
Program Administration
Topics:
ACF-118, States/Territories
Types:
Program Instructions

Purpose: The CCDF Plan serves as the Lead Agency’s application for CCDF funds by providing a description of the child care program and services available to eligible families.  The Plan includes certain assurances and certifications required by CCDBG statute and provides information about the overall management of CCDF services, including:

  • income eligibility guidelines,
  • provider payment rates,
  • parental rights and responsibilities,
  • program integrity and accountability

The Lead Agency also describes goals for administration of the subsidy program and quality improvement activities that include assurances of health and safety and continuous improvement strategies for child care programs as well as career pathways for child care providers and staff.  The CCDF Plan also presents an opportunity for States and Territories to demonstrate the activities and services they are providing to meet the needs of low-income children and families.  The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) makes Plans publicly available to many users including members of Congress, Congressional committees, State and local child care administrators, advocacy groups, researchers, and the general public.