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.
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.