National Center on Child Care Subsidy

National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation & Accountability

The National Center on Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCCCSIA) provides technical assistance to CCDF programs in developing child care subsidy systems that are child-focused, family-friendly, and fair to providers. NCCCSIA works with grantees to help them reach goals related to subsidy eligibility, integrating quality and subsidy, strengthening program integrity, payment rules, rate setting, and other policies and practices that support serving more low income children in high quality care.

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The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program provides funding to states, tribes, and territories to support child care assistance for low-income families. Eligibility policies that are family friendly, child focused, and fair to providers support CCDF goals.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that over 14 million people in the United States are self-employed, representing nearly ten percent of the labor force.

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Increasing Access and Building Supply" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

This Webinar presents an overview of the key updates that will be incorporated in the renewal DCI. Information is also provided about the OIG Audit of Error Rate Process and Calculations and provides States with the most recent error rate data.

The Center works with States to conduct triennial case record reviews to identify and reduce administrative errors in the CCDF program. Effective October 1, 2007, a Final Rule revised the CCDF regulations requiring all States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, to report on error rates in the expenditure of CCDF grant funds once every three years on a rotational cycle. The revised Data Collection Instructions and related forms and are available for download.
The OCC has revised the Improper Payments Information Technology Guide (IT Guide). The IT Guide is comprised of two parts: Part I: Inventory of State Childcare Information Systems and Part II: Information Systems Project and Procurement Guidance.
This presentation provides an overview of information about contracts through the child care subsidy program funded by CCDF.
The Grantee Internal Controls Self-Assesment Instrument is designed to assist grantees in assessing how well their policies and procedures meet the CCDF regulatory requirements for supporting program integrity and financial accountability, while continuing to preserve access for eligible children and families.
ACF issued a Program Instruction on August 26, 2010, that provides guidance to grantees on preventing waste, fraud, and abuse in the CCDF program and how to improve program integrity while not reducing program access for eligible children. In addition, ACF conducts regular program integrity conference calls where states share best practices and tools to prevent waste, fraud and abuse and improve program integrity in the CCDF program.