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CCDF Construction and Renovation Procedures for Indian Tribes

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2013-01

Published: April 1, 2013
Program Administration, Special Initiatives
Construction & Renovation, Current Guidance, Tribes
Program Instructions
Administration for Children And Families
1. Log No: CCDF-ACF-PI-2013-01 2. Issuance Date: April 1, 2013
3. Originating Office: Office of Child Care
4. Key Words: Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF); Construction and Renovation Procedures for Indian Tribes
To Tribal Lead Agencies administering child care programs under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990 and other interested parties.

Section 658O(c)(6) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 1990, as amended. 45 CFR 98.2, 98.83(g), and 98.84. ACYF-PIQ-CC-99-01.

Subject Procedures for Requests from Tribal Lead Agencies to Use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Funds for Construction or Major Renovation of Child Care Facilities

The CCDBG Act allows Tribal Lead Agencies to use CCDF funds for construction or renovation of child care facilities.  A Tribal Lead Agency must first request and receive approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before using CCDF funds for construction or major renovation.  Under the law, ACF must develop and implement uniform procedures for the solicitation and consideration of such requests.  This Program Instruction sets forth the uniform procedures.

This Program Instruction supersedes CCDF-ACF-PI-2010-03 (issued April 7, 2010).  The revised procedures contained in this new Program Instruction update the construction and renovation procedures by:

  • Adding a statement to reflect the general prohibition on the use of CCDF funds for the purchase or improvement of land.
  • Incorporating three new application requirements that ask applicants to describe the healthy and safety, child-focused, and culturally-significant elements of the proposed construction or renovation project.
  • Including an assurance that the child care facility will be constructed or renovated to comply with the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-124), if applicable.
  • Adding Section IX, Disposition of Property, to include instructions on the disposition of real property purchased, constructed, or renovated with CCDF funds.
  • Clarifying that the Davis-Bacon Act does not apply to CCDF construction and renovation projects.
Effective Date These revised procedures apply to construction and renovation applications submitted after the date of issuance of this Program Instruction.
Questions Direct all inquiries to the appropriate Office of Child Care (OCC) Regional Program Manager listed at Attachment G.

Shannon L. Rudisill
Office of Child Care