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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 is a reminder to CCDF Tribal Lead Agencies of the annual financial reporting requirements (i.e., ACF-696T), consistent with the terms and conditions of the CCDF program.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Form ACF-696T under OMB 0970-0510.

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. 

Approved Revised Form ACF-696

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2020-05
September 15, 2020

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 0970-0510.

ACF-800 Report and Instructions

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2020-04
August 13, 2020

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 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The form and instructions are attached.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies were provided additional Federal funds for child care to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Lead Agencies were given considerable flexibility in how they expend the funds. Some Lead Agencies may have decided to expend some portion of that funding on direct services to children of essential workers (e.g., medical workers, first responders, etc., as defined by the state) during this health crisis and/or continue making payments to providers who were forced to close during the pandemic. This guidance will allow the Office of Child Care (OCC) to collect critical data about the use of CARES Act funding, including an estimate of the number of essential workers’ families and children served, and the number of providers supported. 

The Administration for Children and Families’s Office of Child Care (OCC) in the Department of Health and Human Services recognizes that cities all over the country are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus on their communities, including the effect on child care programs that play such a critical role in providing child care services for essential workers and those trying hold onto their businesses during this unprecedented time.  As the economy begins to reopen, and the need for child care continues to evolve, we are sharing some child care background and resources that may be helpful to you at the local level. 

This document provides instructions for implementing the required error rate methodology for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), including successful submission of the State Improper Payments Report (ACF-404) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The instructions contain changes that will be effective beginning Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. 

Letter to CCDF Administrators regarding the Legislation Guide

Approved Revised Form ACF-696

Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2020-03
May 14, 2020

This Program Instruction provides the approved revised Form ACF-696, the Financial Reporting Form for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).