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To inform states and territories that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the ACF-901 — American Rescue Plan (ARP) Stabilization Grants Provider-Level Data form and instructions that establishes a new data collection that will allow OCC to collect and report critical information about the numbers of and characteristics for child care providers receiving stabilization grant awards, including whether funds have been distributed equitably and are reaching historically underserved communities. This data collection effort is necessary to provide transparency and accountability in the use of this funding for stabilizing the child care sector during and after the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The ACF-901 form and instructions are attached.

This Program Instruction (PI) informs States and Territories that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved changes to the Quality Progress Report (QPR) (ACF-218) for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 and provides guidance for completing and submitting the QPR.

This Program Instruction (PI) provides directions for state and territory CCDF lead agencies to submit Notification of Obligation Target Status for CCDF American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Stabilization Funds. Directions for tribal CCDF lead agencies will be released through separate guidance.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Annual Report Form ACF-700 for Tribal Lead Agencies

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Annual Report Form ACF-700 for Tribal Lead Agencies.
November 16, 2021

This Program Instruction is to inform Tribal Lead Agencies that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved changes to the annual reporting requirements (i.e., ACF-700 Report), consistent with the terms and conditions of the CCDF program. The revised ACF-700 form is attached.

This Program Instruction distributes the revised Form ACF-696 CCDF Financial Report, which was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number.

The purpose of this Program Instruction is to inform States and Territories that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved changes to the ACF-800 Report that will allow the Office of Child Care to collect and report critical data about the use of any COVID-19 supplemental CCDF funds appropriated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The form and instructions are attached.

NOTE: ARP Act Stabilization Grants funds or other initiatives funded with CCDF quality dollars (e.g., quality and supply building grants) that are NOT linked to the eligibility of specific families and children ARE NOT to be included in the ACF-800 report as these activities will be reported under other data collection efforts.

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) provides requirements and directions for submitting the Planned Use of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA) Funds Report.