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.
The purpose of this Bulletin is to clarify a number of issues surrounding the ACF-801 reporting requirements. Section II provides guidance related to definitions of specific data elements and data element response options. Section III contains contact information if you have questions or need further assistance. Throughout this document the reference to “States” is used to include both State and Territory grantees.
This Program Instruction (PI) transmits the Final State/Territory Plan Preprint (ACF-118) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program for Fiscal Year 2016-2018 triennium, and provides guidance for submitting the Plan. This Plan is required by section 658E of the CCDBG Act.
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide States and Territories instructions for establishing the procedures necessary to electronically transmit the CCDF ACF-801 data file that contains the monthly case-level reports.