ARP Act Ensuring Program Integrity and Accountability

Last Reviewed Date
August 08, 2022
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Information about the allowable uses of COVID-19 funds, ensuring program integrity and accountability, obligation of CCDF funds, program guidance on the increased mandatory funds, and frequently asked questions.


  • COVID-19 Relief Funding At-A-Glance for Tribal Lead Agencies
    The COVID-19 Relief Funding At-A-Glance for Tribal Lead Agencies resource provides an overview for Tribal CCDF Administrators of the allowable uses of the following COVID-19 relief funding streams: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act); Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA Act); American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act) Child Care Stabilization Grants; and the ARP Act Discretionary Supplemental funds.
  • Ensuring Program Integrity and Accountability as You Spend ARP Act Funds
    The Office of Child Care (OCC), in partnership with the Office of Grants Management (OGM) and Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center, hosted a webinar on ensuring program integrity and accountability in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act fiscal management. This 90-minute webinar was a part of OCC’s Tribal technical assistance initiative on ARP Act implementation efforts.
  • Obligation of CCDF Funds: Options for Tribal Lead Agencies
    This document for Tribal Lead Agencies provides general definitions and examples of actions that could potentially count as an obligation if it meets applicable Tribal law and policies. Each Tribe’s financial management system should determine both how obligation is defined and the process for purchasing services, supplies, or equipment.
  • ARP Act Increased Mandatory and Matching Funds (CCDF-ACF-IM-2021-04)
    This Information Memorandum provides Tribal Lead Agencies with an overview and guidance on the additional CCDF mandatory and matching funds made available through the ARP Act.
  • American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Child Care Stabilization Funds Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    OCC has provided frequently asked questions (FAQs) and responses related to child care funding in the ARP Act. OCC will release additional FAQs and resources throughout the grant periods.