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Regulations Regarding Use of CCDF Funds for Research and Evaluation

Program Instruction: ACYF-PI-CC-05-02

Published: April 8, 2005
Program Administration
Research & Evaluation, States/Territories
Program Instructions
Current Guidance

To: State and Territorial Lead Agencies administering child care programs under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (the CCDBG Act), as amended, and other interested parties.

Subject: To provide guidance on the use of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funds for the purposes of research and evaluation.

References: The CCDBG Act; section 418 of the Social Security Act; 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99.

Purpose: This Program Instruction (PI):

  • Provides clarification about the use of CCDF funds for research and evaluation; and
  • Encourages States, Territories and Tribes to evaluate subsidy policies and quality initiatives as a means to improve program performance, inform policy decisions, and effectively target available child care funds.

Effective Date: April 8, 2005