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Program Integrity and Accountability

Program integrity and accountability activities are grounded in state and territory policies focused on administration of the Child Care and Development Fund. They cover the expenditure of funds; monitoring programs and services to ensure compliance; and prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse. The following resources provide further information about these requirements and activities.

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

Webinar 1 Topics:

This brief summarizes the error rate data for the 2015 federal fiscal year. It includes information about the national error rate, causes of improper errors, and States' strategies to reduce errors.

Over the past eight years, States have made considerable progress in lowering error rates and reducing improper payments in their child care programs.

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 attached resources were presented as part of the "Building a Child Care Infrastructure" sessions at the 2015 State and Territory Administrator's Meeting:

The attached resources were presented as part of the "Building a Child Care Infrastructure" 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.

This brief summarizes the error rate data for the 2014 federal fiscal year.

This issue brief provides an overview of nine ways that State child care licensing programs are increasing their use of technology, including the use of data for caseload management and supervisory oversight, automation to support risk management and consistency in enforcement actions, linkages...

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