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ARP Act CCDF Discretionary Supplemental Funds

CCDF-ACF-IM-2021-03
June 10, 2021

This Information Memoranda provides an overview and guidance on the supplemental CCDF Discretionary funds made available through the ARP Act. 

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.

FFY2022-2024 CCDF Plan Preprint for States and Territories

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2021-02
March 1, 2021

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 Program Instruction (PI) transmits the Quality Progress Report (QPR) (ACF-218) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 and provides guidance for completing and submitting the QPR. 

This Program Instruction (PI) transmits the Quality Progress Report (QPR) (ACF-218) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 and provides guidance for completing and submitting the QPR.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Policy Opportunities for Supporting Populations Impacted by Opioid Misuse and Substance Use Disorders

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.

Expulsion and Suspension Policy Statement

CCDF-ACF-IM-2016-03
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.

Developmental and Behavioral Screenings

CCDF-ACF-IM-2016-01
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.