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Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Measures

Published: January 2, 2013

The Office of Child Care (OCC) reports annually on a set of indicators that reflect program performance in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), as required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (P.L. 103-62). Progress on performance goals is reported annually in the President’s Budget Justification to Congress.

Current CCDF GPRA measures are:

  1. Access to Child Care Assistance Measures: Maintain the proportion of children served through CCDF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) child care funding as compared to the number of children in families with income equal to or less than 85% State Median Income (SMI).
  2. Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Measure: Increase the number of states that implement Quality Rating and Improvement Systems that meet high quality benchmarks, including program standards, supports to programs to improve quality, financial incentives and supports, quality assurance and monitoring, and outreach and consumer education.
  3. Children in High-Quality Child Care Settings Developmental Measure: Increase the number or percentage of low-income children receiving CCDF subsidies who are enrolled in high-quality child care settings.
  4. Licensed Child Care Provider Developmental Measure: Increase the number or percentage of licensed child care providers serving children receiving CCDF subsidies.

The most recent data and information about the CCDF GPRA measures are available in the President’s Budget Justification to Congress available through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Legislative Affairs and Budget (OLAB).

Last Reviewed: July 3, 2018