ACF 901 Report

ACF-901 is a new data collection form designed to collect American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Stabilization Grants provider-level data. This data collection is quarterly, gathering the numbers and characteristics of child care providers receiving stabilization grant awards. Each state/territory will report a quarterly file for each quarter the state/territory has awarded stabilization grants to providers. If a state territory awarded stabilization grant awards prior to January 1, 2022, the first quarterly data are due January 31, 2022. The date of when the state/territory began awarding stabilization grant awards will determine how many quarterly files are due by January 31, 2022

If the state began awarding stabilization grants to providers:

Prior to July 1, 2021

State will submit three quarterly files for:

  1. April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 (Quarter 3 of federal fiscal year FFY 2021)
  2. July 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 (Quarter 4 of FFY 2021)
  3. October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (Quarter 1 of FFY 2022)

After June 30, 2021 and prior to October 1, 2021

State will submit two quarterly files for:

  1. July 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 (Quarter 4 of FFY 2021)
  2. October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (Quarter 1 of FFY 2022)

After September 30, 2021 and prior to January 1, 2022

State will submit one quarterly file for:

  1. October 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 (Quarter 1 of FFY 2022)

If a state/territory did not award a stabilization grant prior to January 1, 2022, they do not need to submit a quarterly file by January 31, 2022.

After the initial data submission in January 2022, states/territories will submit regular quarterly reports for each quarter they award stabilization funds.

Quarterly data are due 30 days after the end of each quarter.

  • After the January 2022 submission, the next quarterly file (Quarter 2 of FFY22) will be due by April 30, 2022.

The state/territory can stop reporting ACF-901 data when they have expended their ARP Act stabilization grant funding.

A state/territory should include a footnote in their last quarterly ACF-901 submission to inform OCC that this is the last quarterly file.

Resources: ACF 901

The National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting provides technical assistance related to the submission of the ACF-901 and assists CCDF grantees with their questions and concerns related to the ACF-901. States may contact their regional office, or they may contact the center directly for assistance with completing the state-level reports at (877) 249-9117 or [email protected].

The latest ACF-901 technical bulletins are available at

  • Technical Bulletin #15. ACF-901 provider-level record and file format
  • Technical Bulletin #16. ACF-901 provider-level data standards