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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.

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 (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 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.