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Technical Bulletin #5r-v3

ACF-801 Case-Level Data Submission Guidelines
July 27, 2020

This Bulletin was originally developed in 1998 to guide Lead Agencies as they began preparing for required data submission at the onset of the CCDF program. This revision of the Bulletin focuses on what a State/Territory must do if they make changes to their approved plan for data submission, or if they change from submitting sample data to full population data. Much of the information in the original document still applies and is retained in this revision.

Summary of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) FY 2017 Expenditure Data

The PDG B-5 FOA Q&A document reflects questions and responses to questions received over the past weeks since the release of the PDG B-5 FOA.

Child Care Across America

September 23, 2016

Program Instruction: CCDF-ACF-PI-2016-03

FY 2017-2019 Tribal Plan Preprint
June 16, 2016

This Program Instruction (PI) transmits guidance for completing and submitting the CCDF Tribal Plan Preprint (ACF-118-A) (Attachment A) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2019 triennial Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act relevant to Tribes.  Please Note:  The deadline for the submission of the FY 2017-2019 triennial Plan has been extended until August 1, 2016.

The proposed rule addresses the CCDBG Act of 2014, which includes provisions to provide equal access to stable, high quality child care for low-income children.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act is the law (along with Section 418 of the Social Security Act) that authorizes the federal child care subsidy program known as the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). It is the primary Federal funding source devoted to providing low-income families that are working or participating in education and training with help paying for child care and to improving the quality of care for all children. The CCDF program helps fund child care assistance for 1.4 million children under age 13 each month throughout the United States, U.S.

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act Reauthorization provided opportunities to offer flexibility to Tribes in certain areas where there are unique needs.  To best identify how the Act should apply to Tribes, the Office of Child Care (OCC) conducted a series of tribal consultations to solicit tribal input.  The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addressed the extent to which certain provisions should apply to Tribal CCDF grantees.

Frequently Asked Questions about the CCDF 2015 NPRM