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Error Rate Reporting (Improper Payments)

Program Instruction: CCDF-ACF-PI-2007-08
April 29, 2021

This Program Instruction is to inform States and Territories of publication of the CCDF Error Rate Reporting Final Rule amending 45 CFR Part 98 of CCDF regulations to add a new Subpart K — Error Rate Reporting.

Regulations Regarding Use of CCDF Funds for Research and Evaluation

Program Instruction: ACYF-PI-CC-05-02
April 29, 2021

This Program Instruction (PI):

  • Provides clarification about the use of CCDF funds for research and evaluation; and
  • Encourages States, Territories and Tribes to evaluate subsidy policies and quality initiatives as a means to improve program performance, inform policy decisions, and effectively target available child care funds.

ARPA Supplemental Stabilization and CCDF Discretionary Funding Allocation Tables — States and Territories

This Program Instruction (PI) transmits the revised state/territory Plan Preprint (ACF-118) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program for the Fiscal Year 2022-2024 triennium and provides guidance for submitting the Plan. This Plan is required by section 658E of the CCDBG Act.

This report:

  1. Describes the Tribal Home Visiting Program, grantees, and family and community contexts that influence implementation of the program;
  2. Highlights the expanded reach and availability of home visiting services in tribal communities as a function of the Tribal Home Visiting Program;
  3. Tells the story of program implementation across funding years, highlighting successes and areas of improvement;
  4. Describes technical assistance and systems of support provided to grantees;
  5. Summarizes grantee performance measurement and grantee performance in legislatively mandated benchmark areas; and
  6. Suggests recommendations for improving program reach, supports, and requirements.

This report summarizes the experiences and insights of the first two cohorts of Tribal Home Visiting Program grantees. It provides (1) the methods by which information for the report was collected and synthesized; (2) a description of the 19 grantees; (3) detailed information on the Tribal home visiting approach; and (4) examples of how Tribal Home Visiting Programs have supported improvements in local early childhood systems. The last section of the report highlights key findings, lessons learned, and other insights that can help inform future efforts in Tribal home visiting.

This brief—based on interviews with eight Tribal MIECHV grantees1 —will (1) discuss the importance of cultural enrichments of evidence-based home visiting models; (2) highlight three different approaches Tribal MIECHV grantees have pursued to shape programs to best reflect their communities; and (3) offer guidance for programs that are searching for a way to best fit home visiting within the cultural context of their communities. The brief discusses ways that grantees have approached cultural enrichment in the first 5 years of the Tribal MIECHV program.

This issue brief summarizes the experiences and wisdom of seven Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV, or Tribal Home Visiting) grantees serving urban Indians.1 It reviews the history of AIAN relocation to urban areas and provides examples of some of the challenges and innovations for meeting the needs of AIAN families in urban areas. These include: (1) helping families ease feelings of isolation by supporting connections to peers and elders; (2) empowering families by leveraging tribal diversity; (3) being flexible in responding to family mobility; and (4) supporting families to access safety-net supports.

This issue brief offers examples of promising strategies implemented by Tribal MIECHV grantees that keep home visiting focused on the curriculum while also empowering families to address their needs.