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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Construction and Major Renovation Part I: Application Overview for Tribal CCDF Grantees Using FY 2018 or FY 2019 Fund...

This January 2020 presentation for Region VIII Lead Agencies, titled CCDF Fiscal Fundamentals, provided an overview of the CCDF program from a fiscal management perspective, allowable uses of CCDF funds, priority funding, reporting, and budget considerations.

The webinar provided information on the benefits of program integrity strategies, including a discussion of specific state examples from Sections 8.1.3 (identifying risk) and 8.1.4 (identifying fraud) of the 2019-2021 State Plan submissions.

The Program Integrity: Data Mining, Sharing, and Analytics resource brief was developed to assist CCDF Lead Agencies in understanding the benefits of utilizing administrative data they already possess.

This webinar covered the fundamentals of program integrity and an overview of what program integrity is in CCDF, why it’s important, and the benefits of increasing program integrity strategies in the child care program. Specific topics presented and discussed included:

This PowerPoint presentation was developed for the United Council on Welfare Fraud’s annual training event. The resource includes:

This resource provides an overview of the Child Care and Development Fund through a fiscal accountability lens and is intended to help Lead Agencies understand the basics of federal funding streams, including allowable uses and limitations.

This program integrity webinar shared CCDF Lead Agency strategies related to appeals, hearings, recovery and sanctions.

The Office of Child Care (OCC) and National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development hosted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020–2022 Child Care and Development...

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020–2022 CCDF Tribal Plan Preprint Trainings brought together Tribes, Office of Child Care staff, and technical assistance providers to...