Policy Interpretation Question: ACYF-PIQ-CC-99-01

Publication Date: October 2, 2012

UPDATE: A final rule Visit disclaimer page based on the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 was published on September 30, 2016. See 45 CFR 98.84 regarding tribal construction and renovation.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) amended the Child Care Development Block Grant Act to allow 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. Requests must follow uniform procedures (45 CFR 98.84; ACYF-PI-CC-05, dated August 18, 1997; and ACYF-PI-CC-97-06, dated November 4, 1997).

A number of questions have arisen concerning these procedures. This document lists those questions and provides answers.

Note: The term "renovation" as used in this document refers to major renovation (as defined at 45 CFR 98.2).

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