FY 2014-2015 Tribal Application Plan Procedures for CCDF Grantees
Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2013-03
Purpose: This Program Instruction (PI) transmits guidance for completing and submitting the Tribal Plan Preprint (ACF-118-A) (Attachment A) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015 biennium. Section 658E of the CCDBG Act requires the submission of this Plan.
Background: The CCDF Plan serves as the Tribe’s application for CCDF funds by providing a description of the child care program and services available to eligible families. The Plan contains specific assurances and certifications required by CCDBG statute. The Plan provides information about the overall management of CCDF services, including information regarding income eligibility guidelines, provider payment rates, service priorities, parental rights and responsibilities, program integrity and accountability, and quality improvement activities. The CCDF Plan also presents an opportunity for Tribal Lead Agencies to demonstrate the many activities and services they are providing to meet the needs of low-income children and families.
The attached Tribal Plan format has been slightly revised for the FY 2014-2015 biennium. We strongly recommend that you review the CCDBG Act, and the CCDF regulations as you develop your Plan for the FY 2014-2015 Plan period. Each Tribal Plan section includes statutory citations or references to the applicable regulation. We included more definitions, guidance, and explanations into the Plan Preprint itself.