Tribal Construction and Major Renovation Resource List

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act allows Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Funds (CCDF) for construction or major renovation of child care facilities upon requesting and receiving approval from the Administration for Children and Families. Regulations at Child Care and Development Fund, 45 C.F.R. § 98.84(b) (2016), require Tribes to make requests in accordance with uniform procedures that are established by the Office of Child Care’s Tribal Construction or Major Renovation: Program Instruction CCDF-ACF-PI-2020-02 (2020).

The funds would be set aside from the Tribe’s current CCDF allocation and not additional funds. These funds give Tribes an opportunity to include child-focused and culturally appropriate elements in the construction or major renovation project design. Tribal Lead Agencies are encouraged to think strategically about their architectural and landscape design to incorporate these elements. Approved construction and major renovation CCDF dollars may pay for a modular unit, including the costs of buying and installing the unit, if the unit is fixed to the land. By accepting these CCDF funds, Tribes agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the funding.

This document provides examples of key resources for Tribal Lead Agencies that are related to applying for and using approved CCDF funds for construction or major renovation of child care facilities.

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