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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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This guide is intended as an advisory resource for CCDF administrators who are considering information technology (IT) projects in support of their child care programs. The guide offers ideas about:

The purpose of this brief is to assist Lead Agencies in understanding the pooling factor as it relates to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) error rate review. The first section includes a description of the pooling factor and how it is used in the error rate review.

This webinar covered front-end detection and investigation strategies by walking through federal requirements, common strategies, and benefits to promote program integrity and accountability within the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).   

An Introduction to CCDF program integrity for Tribes of all allocation sizes.

Construction and Major Renovation: Application Overview for Tribal CCDF Grantees Using FY 2020 Funds focuses on the application components and the process for application submission, review, and notification. 

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

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.

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 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: