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Technical Bulletin #9r-v4

Using the ACF-801 Data Assessment Report, Revised April 2017

Published: April 11, 2017
Categories:
Technical Assistance
Topics:
ACF-801, States/Territories
Types:
Technical Bulletins
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Current Guidance

This Technical Bulletin describes how to use the Summary Data Assessment Report (Summary Report or SAR). Designated staff in States and Territories automatically receive this report via email after ACF-801 case-level data have been submitted to the Office of Child Care (OCC) and processed in the Office of Child Care Information System (OCCIS)1. Effective with the October 2015 report, OCC revised the ACF-801 to include new data elements. This bulletin has been updated to reflect the new data requirements and basic analysis included in the Summary Report.

The Summary Report assists States and Territories in correcting data submissions by providing information about potential data or submission errors. This report serves as just one tool that Grantees can use to ensure that complete and accurate CCDF program information is submitted to OCC. The data submitted is reported to Congress by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, used in national child care research, and may serve as the basis for programmatic decisions at the Federal and State level. Thus, it is important that States and Territories submit accurate and complete data.


[1] The Summary Report is sent via email to the contact at the child care agency identified in the file’s summary record, other program staff the grantee identifies, and Office of Child Care Regional and Central Office staff.

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Last Reviewed: April 11, 2017