NCSIA Program Integrity Resources

The National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) created the following resources to assist those interested in Program Integrity.

National Program Integrity Webinar Series - FY 2018 and FY 2019

NCSIA's National Program Integrity Webinar Series highlights grantee actions that ensure internal controls and fraud prevention in their child care programs. 

CCDF Fraud Toolkit and Instructions

The CCDF Fraud Toolkit is an evolving resource designed to assist CCDF Lead Agencies in increasing program integrity and accountability and decreasing fraud within their child care programs. Provided by the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA), the Toolkit will encompass five separate evaluation sections: an overall Fraud Risk Assessment, and addition assessments for Prevention, Detection, Enforcement & Recovery, and Monitoring. 

The available Fraud Toolkit sections are:

  • An overall Fraud Risk Assessment Tool
  • The Fraud Prevention Assessment Tool

These resources are in Microsoft Excel format. To request a copy of the assessment tools, please email NCSIA at ncsia@ecetta.info.

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.

Program Integrity Conference Call Series

OCC initiated a series of conference calls in July 2010 in response to a heightened awareness surrounding fraud prevention and accountability.

Error Rate Landing Page

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.

Regional Meeting Resources


CCDF Succession Planning Contact List

The Succession Planning Contact List is a tool to help Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators map out who their key contacts are both within and external to the CCDF Lead Agency. 

CCDF Tribal Lead Agency Fiscal Risk Assessment

The Tribal Lead Agency Fiscal Risk Assessment was developed for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Lead Agency (TLA) administrators, fiscal and management officials, and other TLA leaders as a framework for reviewing how well policies and procedures meet the CCDF requirements in the area of program integrity and fiscal accountability. 

CCDF Fiscal Fundamentals

The Program Integrity: CCDF Fiscal Fundamentals provides an overview of the Child Care and Development Fund through a fiscal accountability lens and is intended to help Lead Agencies understand the basics of federal funding streams, including allowable uses and limitations.

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2019
Resource Type: 
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