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FY 2010 Application and Plan Procedures for 102-477 Grantees

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2009-06

Published: May 14, 2009
Categories:
Program Administration
Topics:
Application & Plan Guidance, Current Guidance, Tribes
Types:
Fundamentals, Program Instructions

To: Tribal Lead Agencies consolidating child care programs under Public Law (P.L.) 102-477. This Program Instruction only applies to Tribes currently operating or planning to operate an employment, training and related services program under P.L. 102-477.

Purpose: To provide information on the procedures to consolidate the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program with other employment and training funding sources under a P.L. 102-477 plan.

References: The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG) as amended; section 418 of the Social Security Act; 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99; and the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, as amended (P.L. 102-477).

Background: The Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, as amended (P.L. 102-477) was enacted to:

  • Demonstrate how Indian Tribal governments can integrate the employment, training and related services they provide in order to improve the effectiveness of those services;
  • Reduce joblessness in Indian communities;
  • Foster economic development on Indian lands; and
  • Serve Tribally determined goals consistent with the policies of self- determination and self-governance.

In accordance with P.L. 102-477, eligible Tribal applicants may choose to streamline Tribal services by submitting a consolidated plan for employment, training and related services to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). Eligible applicants may include the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) in their 102-477 plan. The CCDF is comprised of two funding sources:

  • Discretionary Funds – funding that is provided under the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, as amended; and
  • Tribal Mandatory Funds – funding that is provided to eligible Tribes and tribal organizations under Section 418 of the Social Security Act.

Tribes that elect to consolidate their CCDF funds under a 102-477 plan are still required to operate comprehensive CCDF programs. By applying for CCDF funds, a Tribe agrees to follow the provisions of the CCDBG Act of 1990, as amended, and applicable regulations at 45 CFR 98 and 99, including the obligation and liquidation periods at 45 CFR 98.60(e). However, in contrast to the required CCDF application and plan process, Tribes that consolidate CCDF funds under a 102-477 plan are permitted to submit abbreviated applications and plans for CCDF funding.

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