Grantee Internal Controls Self-Assessment Instrument
The Grantee Internal Controls Self-Assessment Instrument (instrument) is designed to assist grantees in assessing how well their policies and procedures meet the Child Care and Development Fund's (CCDF) regulatory requirements in the areas of program integrity and financial accountability. These requirements are aimed at reducing payment errors; minimizing program waste, fraud, and abuse; and ensuring that funds are used for allowable program purposes and for eligible recipients. The instrument can be used by state and federal managers to evaluate how well a grantee's internal controls are functioning and to determine what, where, and how improvements can be made.
The instrument was updated in February 2021 to provide users with a more interactive and user-friendly experience. While the instrument may look different from the March 2019 version, the content has not changed with these updates. The instrument can now be completed digitally, or it can be printed and completed as a hard copy. Completing this instrument in part or in whole enables grantees to reflect on ways they can improve their program integrity practices.
An addendum is included. This addendum supports the grantee's completion of the instrument by providing the applicable CCDF regulation and any administrative guidance cited for each section.