Register for OCC’s Tribal Request for Information Listening Session

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On July 27th, the Office of Child Care (OCC), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announced the publication of a formal request for information (RFI) on the child care requirements, regulations, and processes for Tribal Nations that administer the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. You can view the RFI on this Federal Register webpage.

The RFI provides an opportunity for public comment on how the requirements, regulations, and processes for the Tribal CCDF program could be changed to better support the needs of children and families in Tribal Nations. OCC looks forward to partnering with Tribal lead agencies to continue to build a stronger child care subsidy program that better meets the needs of children, families, and providers in Tribal Nations.  

Prior to the Tribal Consultation (more details provided below), OCC is hosting a virtual listening session for families and providers affected by Tribal CCDF policies and processes to provide a brief overview of the Tribal RFI and to seek feedback on the Tribal CCDF program.

  • What? Listening session for families and providers on OCC’s Tribal RFI.
  • When? October 25, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) / 8:00 p.m. (Central Daylight Time) / 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time).
  • How? Register for the virtual listening session using this Zoom Web link.

If you missed our national webinar on August 22, 2023, we will post the slides and recording on our Tribal RFI resource page.

OCC will also host an in-person Tribal Consultation on November 29–30, 2023, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additional details will be shared soon.

The public comment period for the Tribal RFI is open now through January 2, 2024. You are strongly encouraged to review the RFI and to submit comments.

Instructions for Submitting a Comment(s) 

To be considered, written comments must be received on or before January 2, 2024.

Public comments must be submitted online at or by email to [email protected]. All submissions received must include the docket number ACF-2023-0004 for “Request for Information: Meeting the Child Care Needs in Tribal Nations.” 

All comments received are part of the public record and will be posted for public viewing on without change. That means all personal identifying information (such as name or address) will be publicly accessible. Please do not submit confidential information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. We accept anonymous comments. If you wish to remain anonymous, enter “N/A” in the required fields.  

Note: Tribal leaders should know that any testimony provided during the Tribal Consultation will be submitted to the public comment on your behalf; you do not need to submit testimony twice.


Office of Child Care
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mary E. Switzer Building, Fourth Floor, MS 4425
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, DC  20201
General office number: (202) 690-6782
Fax: (202) 690-5600
General email: [email protected]