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  • Flexibility in Spending CCDF Funds in Response to Federal or State Declared Emergency Situations

    This IM provides guidance to state, territorial, and tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies regarding the flexibility in spending CCDF funds in response to federal or state declared emergency situations.
  • Statewide Disaster Plan (or Disaster Plan for a Tribe’s service area) for Child Care

     This Information Memorandum provides guidance to state, territorial, and tribal Lead Agencies to assist with development and implementation of the Statewide Disaster Plan (or Disaster Plan for a Tribe’s service area) for child care. 
  • Criminal Background Check Requirement Resources

    Criminal background check requirements is a focus topic for the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability. These comprehensive resources are available to break down the requirements into easier to understand language.
  • CCDF-ACF-PI-2016-05

    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
  • Supporting Parents in Job Training and Education Programs with Child Care Assistance

    This Information Memorandum provides guidance to Lead Agencies implementing provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014, to increase access to child care assistance and information so that low-income parents may further their education and training as a pathway to better wages and economic stability.
  • Expulsion and Suspension Policy Statement

    This Information Memorandum (IM) encourages Lead Agencies to adopt policies set forth in the Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings issued by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education. Appendix 1 offers several free, publicly available resources states can use in their efforts.
  • Child Care Reauthorization and Opportunities for TANF and CCDF

    2014 Child Care Reauthorization and Opportunities for TANF and CCDF
  • Technical Bulletin #4r-v5

    This Technical Bulletin describes the requirements for formatting the ACF-801 data submission file. These formatting guidelines should be followed by all States and Territories when creating the file for electronic submission to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). All questions about the file format should be directed to the National Center on Data and Technology (NCDT). This Technical Bulletin provides guidance for implementing provisions of the recently enacted reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (Public Law 113-186) of 2014 and makes other revisions to strengthen administrative data reporting. Changes include the following new elements:
  • Technical Bulletin #3r-v7, January 2016

    This Technical Bulletin lists the data standards for the ACF-801 Child Care Case Record Form.  This Form, which is submitted by States and Territories to the Office of Child Care (OCC), includes key case-level data required by the statute governing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).  The data standards described here serve as the principal guidance for identifying and correcting errors in case-level data and ensuring accurate data submissions.
  • Developmental and Behavioral Screenings

    Provisions in the CCDBG Act of 2014 related to developmental and behavioral screenings in child care and afterschool care programs, and potential policies for implementation.

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