Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center

The Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center, a service of the Office of Child Care, supports Tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grantees in meeting the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 and the 2016 CCDF Final Rule and to meet their goals to enhance the quality, affordability, and availability of child care in their Tribal communities. Universal, targeted, and intensive training and technical assistance services, including resource development, assist more than 539 Federally recognized Tribes, either directly or through Tribal consortia. The Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center team is ready to work closely with Tribal CCDF grantees in their efforts to increase child care provider payment rates that align with the cost of operating a quality program, increase wages for child care staff, and improve child care supply in low-income areas. For Tribal Lead Agencies, the Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center team provides technical assistance that respects, honors, retains, and builds on individual Tribal cultural identities and existing practices across all programs. To request training and technical assistance, reach out to your assigned Office of Child Care Regional Office to be connected to your Tribal Technical Assistance Specialist. Feel free to explore the resources available on our website. We look forward to serving Tribal CCDF grantees.

Contact Us

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Highlighted Tools and Resources: 

Key CCDF resources, contact lists, regulations, program instructions, and guidance. Topics include CCDF administration, financial management, and reporting.

Eight resource pages, each on a key topic area for AI/AN CCDF grantees: consumer education, leadership and coordination, health and safety, quality improvement, subsidy eligibility and equal access, fiscal management, construction and major renovation, and New Administrators’ resources.

This health and safety guide provides a voluntary baseline for healthy and safe operations of child care homes and centers serving tribal CCDF-eligible families.

Understanding and Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 in Tribal CCDF Programs Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series on Understanding and Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 in Tribal CCDF Programs is being held by the Office of Child Care to understand the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Tribal communities.

Office Hours for Tribal CCDF Lead Agencies

The office hours series consists of eight facilitated virtual sessions that were organized around immediate TA topics requested by Tribal Lead Agencies.


The Fiscal On-Demand Sessions for Tribal Lead Agencies, available 24/7 at any time you wish to watch the session, are designed to increase understanding of key fiscal management topics related to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program.

These sessions engage Tribal Lead Agencies in a gradual learning experience focused on the health and safety requirements, specifically standards, training, and monitoring, to develop an effective and approvable CCDF Plan.

These sessions support Tribal Lead Agencies in navigating disaster planning.

Approved CCDF funds can give Tribes an opportunity to include child-focused and culturally appropriate elements into construction or major renovation design.

Resources that offer a gradual learning experience focused on essential requirements, knowledge, and skills for new CCDF Administrators.