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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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Updated: March 2021 (to include the Federal Poverty Guidelines for calendar year 2021)

In the second webinar for the FY 2021 program integrity webinar series, the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability shared strategies to strengthen Child Care and Development Fund accountability, specifically in the areas of fiscal, process, and program accountability.

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 account

In the first webinar for the FY 2021 program integrity webinar series, NCSIA provided strategies for maintaining CCDF program integrity as Lead Agencies assist providers and families in adapting to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This training module from the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) provides state administrative staff with background on the federal error rate review and covers the steps needed to complete the...

This resource handout provides 5 key steps administrators can use to prepare the FY 2022–2024 Child Care and...

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has hit child care programs hard. CCDF lead agencies have an opportunity to help stabilize the child care market and to make certain that all families have access to all ECE services they need.

In this peer-learning breakout, states had the opportunity to share experiences in implementing their criminal background check process.

This peer-learning breakout gave states and territories time to share and discuss successes and challenges related to the improper payments process and to the task of implementing or maintaining program integrity strategies, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This peer-learning breakout allowed participants to discuss issues pertaining to licensing.