Tribal Construction and Major Renovation Series

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act allows Tribal Lead Agencies to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funds for construction or major renovation of child care facilities, upon requesting and receiving approval from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Regulations at 45 CFR 98.84(b) require Tribes to make requests in accordance with uniform procedures established by the Office of Child Care Program Instruction (CCDF-ACF-PI-2020-02). The funds would be set aside from the Tribe’s current CCDF allocation, and not additional funds. These funds give Tribes an opportunity to include child-focused and culturally appropriate elements into the construction or major renovation design. Tribal Lead Agencies are encouraged to think strategically about their architectural and landscape design to incorporate these elements. Construction and major renovation funds may pay for a modular unit, including the costs of buying and installing the unit, if the unit is fixed to the land. By accepting these funds, Tribes agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the funding.