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  • Integrating Approaches that Prioritize and Enhance Father Engagement

    Published: October 18, 2018
    The purpose of this information memorandum (IM) is to strongly encourage all human service agencies including child welfare agencies, courts, offices of child support enforcement, offices of public assistance, offices of child care, Head Start programs and family and youth services programs to work together across governments to jointly create and maintain an environment that prioritizes father engagement as a critical factor in strengthening families and adopt approaches to enhance paternal involvement in all family support and child welfare related programs.
  • Consumer Education Requirements and Resources IM

    Published: July 23, 2018
     This Information Memorandum provides guidance and best practices to help state and territorial Lead Agencies design, implement, and maintain the required CCDF consumer education websites. 
  • Transmittal of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Guidance– Public Assistance for Child Care Services

    Published: February 27, 2018
    This Information Memorandum transmits guidance on the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Individuals and Households Program regarding reimbursement for child care services during federally declared major disasters and emergencies and provides guidance to CCDF grantees regarding certain reimbursable activities. Grantees are encouraged to share this guidance with their State, Territorial, Tribal, or local emergency management officials.
  • Flexibility in Spending CCDF Funds in Response to Federal or State Declared Emergency Situations

    Published: December 6, 2017
    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

    Published: December 6, 2017
     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

    Published: November 9, 2017
    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.
  • Supporting Parents in Job Training and Education Programs with Child Care Assistance

    Published: December 2, 2016
    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

    Published: November 7, 2016
    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

    Published: February 24, 2016
    2014 Child Care Reauthorization and Opportunities for TANF and CCDF
  • Developmental and Behavioral Screenings

    Published: January 19, 2016
    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.