The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) amended the Child Care Development Block Grant Act to allow Tribal Lead Agencies to use CCDF funds for construction or renovation of child care facilities. A tribal Lead Agency must first request and receive approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) before using CCDF funds for construction or major renovation. Requests must follow uniform procedures (45 CFR 98.84; ACYF-PI-CC-05, dated August 18, 1997; and ACYF-PI-CC-97-06, dated November 4, 1997).
Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PIQ-2011-01: A number of questions have arisen from Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies concerning the establishment of policies that require child care providers serving children receiving subsidies to meet certain quality requirements, such as a specified rating level of a quality improvement system, and how those policies interact with CCDF parental choice requirements.