The purpose of this bulletin is to provide States and Territories instructions for establishing the procedures necessary to electronically transmit the CCDF ACF-801 data file that contains the monthly case-level reports. The data files are transmitted directly to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mainframe, and then transferred to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Child Care Information System (OCCIS). In 2015, several changes were introduced into the electronic transmission process, including the discontinuation of support for the use of CONNECT:Direct software. The Office of Child Care (OCC) currently approves two methods of electronic transmission:
- TIBCO (CyberFusion) Managed File Transfer (MFT) Software, and
- Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) software.