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Technical Bulletin #4r-v5

August 2019

Published: February 22, 2016
Technical Assistance
Current Guidance, States/Territories
Technical Bulletins


This Technical Bulletin describes the formatting requirements for the ACF-801 data submission file. These formatting guidelines should be followed by all States and Territories when creating the file for electronic submission to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). All questions about the file format should be directed to the National Center on Data and Reporting (NCDR). This Technical Bulletin provides guidance for implementing provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (Public Law 113-186) of 2014, and makes other revisions to strengthen administrative data reporting.

New guidance is available on the reporting of data element #27, Total Monthly Amount Paid to Provider. States and Territories (referred to as Grantees) that pay registration fees to providers must include these fees in the reported total monthly amount paid to provider for each child’s care


Last Reviewed: November 1, 2019