Program Integrity and Accountability: Improper Payments Error Rate Review Process

Publication Date: June 11, 2020

Error Rate Final Rule

A Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2007. The final rule revises CCDF Regulations to require States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to conduct standardized reviews of a sample of cases and report error rates in the expenditure of CCDF grant funds. The error rate reports will be used to implement provisions of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA)

Data Collection Forms and Instructions

The revised CCDF Improper Payments Data Collection Instructions (PDF) detail the methodology to be used to implement the reporting requirement found in the Final Rule and have been approved for use in the current cycle of reviews for States reporting in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Please contact the National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability for technical assistance with the Error Rate Review process. 301-881-2590 x273.

If you have questions regarding the Data Collection Instructions, please contact Linda Winings Visit disclaimer page  at (202) 401-5088.

Sampling Decisions, Assurances, And Fieldwork Preparation Plan 2018 - 2021 (PDF)

Record Review Worksheet for 2018 - 2021 (ACF-403)

State Improper Payments Report for 2018-2021 (ACF-404) (PDF)

Corrective Action Plan for 2016-2018 (ACF-405) (PDF)


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