Understanding the CARES Act: Supplemental Guidance for CCDF Lead Agencies on Spending, Maximizing, and Tracking Funds

This brief is a supplement to the CCDF Information Memorandum (CCDF-ACF-IM-2020-01) released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on April 29, 2020, and it:

  • Outlines the differences between CARES Act funds and existing CCDF funds, including obligation (i.e. commitment) and liquidation (i.e. payment) periods.
  • Provides tips on how Lead Agencies can maximize their available funding for coronavirus relief.
  • Provides best practices on how to ensure fiscal accountability over these funds.
Publication Date: 
August 24, 2020
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