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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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These fact sheets summarize the error rate findings for each year. They include information about the national error rates, causes of improper payment errors, and states' strategies to reduce errors.

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Lead Agencies (TLAs) are responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to monitor CCDF programs and services, ensure compliance with requirements, and provide oversight of all fund expenditures.

This brief outlines opportunities and benefits of family-friendly policies, and provides examples of how Lead Agencies can simplify eligibility and enrollment to best meet the needs of families and providers.

NCSIA's National Program Integrity Webinar Series highlights grantee actions that ensure internal controls and fraud prevention in their child care programs. So far, five webinars have been presented in the series:

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) grantees may use CCDF funds for construction or major renovation of child care facilities upon requesting and receiving approval from the Office of Child Care.  These presentations were developed by the National

This webinar was hosted by the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development on June 5, 2018 as part of a webinar series on subsidy administration.

A new practice brief from NCASE, Combining Resources to Support Quality Out-of-School Time Programs, explores strategies for using multiple funding sources at the program and...

This document includes an overview and instructions for using the Fraud Risk Assessment Tool, provided by the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA). The Fraud Risk Assessment Tool is designed for Lead Agencies.

This guide provides general information on fiscal administration and accountability issues related to the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, including basic financial management and grants management principles.

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.

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