CCDF Error Rate Review Resources


The CCDF error rate methodology employs a case record review process to determine whether eligibility for child care subsidy was properly determined, and whether any improper payments were made. Each state (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) completes the error rate review once every three years on a rotational cycle. NCSIA provides technical assistance for grantees on completing the methodology.

More background on the error rate review, including applicable regulations, can be found on the Office of Child Care's website.

Forms and Submissions

The Data Collection Instructions (DCI), most recently revised in 2022, details the error rate methodology and includes all required forms and instructions for completing the review process. The DCI and forms can be found on the Office of Child Care's website or can be accessed directly using the links below.

Resources for Completing Reviews

Training and Technical Assistance: Cohort Calls

NCSIA provides training webinars, or "cohort calls" for states that are completing the error rate review. Typically, two webinars are held for states during the review period year, and three are held for states during the reporting period year. All webinar videos not linked below can be accessed on NCSIA's GoToWebinar channel. PDFs of the webinars slides can be accessed at the bottom of this page. The following webinars have taken place during FY 2019 and FY 2020:

*The same set of slides was used for both of these webinars

Error Rate Fact Sheets

These fact sheets summarize the error rate findings for each year. They include information about the national error rates, causes of improper payment errors, and states' strategies to reduce errors.

The most recent fact sheet includes the findings from the 2021 federal fiscal year, and can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Previous fact sheets can be accessed here.

Publication Date: 
April 21, 2022
Resource Type: 
General Information
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