This Technical Bulletin lists the data standards for the ACF-801 Child Care Case Record Form. This Form, which is submitted by States and Territories to the Office of Child Care (OCC), includes key case-level data required by the statute governing the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The data standards described here serve as the principal guidance for identifying and correcting errors in case-level data and ensuring accurate data submissions.
This technical bulletin has been updated several times to reflect changes in the report elements and guidance. Recent changes to the report require State and Territory grantees to submit provider quality information on the ACF-801. These changes directly impact the formatting of the ACF-801 file. Note: Please refer to Technical Bulletin #4 for information on current file formatting requirements.