This document provides guidance for submission of the implementation plan for both Tribal MIECHV Development and Implementation grantees and Tribal MIECHV Implementation and Expansion grantees. The document also includes Appendices containing supplementary information and resources, including key definitions. This document also includes Tribal MIECHV Form 1: Demographic and Service Utilization Data, which grantees will submit annually.
ACF and the Tribal Home Visiting Program are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will continue to keep grantees updated with the most current guidance. This guidance differs from existing Tribal MIECHV policies; the information supersedes the grantee responsibilities outlined in the cooperative agreement. Please note that the flexibilities outlined are specific to the COVID-19 emergency and will no longer apply once the emergency designation has been lifted.
This Program Instruction (PI) transmits guidance for using the Tribal CCDF Plan Preprint (Preprint) (ACF-118-A) (Attachment A) to complete and submit the Tribal Lead Agency’s CCDF Plan (Plan) for the CCDF program Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2022 triennial Section 658E of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 relevant to Tribes.
This Program Instruction distributes the revised Form ACF-696 Child Care and Development Fund Financial Report, which was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control Number 0970-0163.
The CCDBG Act of 2014 established a minimum 12-month eligibility period for subsidy, regardless of a temporary change in parents’ status as working or attending job training or education, if family income does not exceed 85% of SMI. In addition, existing Federal CCDF policy guidance allows states to align subsidy eligibility periods for children in Early Head Start (see Policy Interpretation Question on Eligibility Determination for Head Start Collaboration, ACYF-PIQ-CC-99-02). Several states now allow children participating in EHS-CCP to remain authorized for subsidy for the duration of the partnership without redetermining eligibility, a period which may exceed 12 months.
The CCDBG Act of 2014 continues to require the CCDF Lead Agency to certify in its State Plan that payment rates for CCDF subsidies are sufficient to ensure equal access to child care services that are comparable to parents not eligible for CCDF. One way that states can support access to child care for low-income families is ensuring that the family co-payment portion is affordable.