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Market Rate Surveys

Program Instruction: CCDF-ACF-PI-2009-02

Published: January 16, 2009
Program Administration
Current Guidance, Market Rate Surveys, States/Territories, Tribes
Program Instructions
Current Guidance

This Program Instruction clarifies certain provisions of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulation regarding local market rate surveys Specifically, this Program Instruction addresses:

  • The deadline for State, Territorial and Tribal Lead Agencies to complete market rate surveys.
  • The conditions under which Tribal and Territorial Lead agencies may provide alternative documentation in lieu of conducting or using a market rate survey.
  • Conditions under which a Tribal Lead Agency may base its payment rates on the State market rate survey rather than conducting its own survey.
  • State-Tribal coordination around market rate surveys.