Child Care and Development Fund Program

Docket ID: ACF-2013-0001
Agency: Administration of Children and Families (ACF)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

This rule would provide the first comprehensive update of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) regulations since 1998. It would make changes in four key areas: (1) Improving health and safety; (2) improving the quality of child care; (3) establishing family-friendly policies; and (4) strengthening program integrity. The rule seeks to retain much of the flexibility afforded to States, territories, and tribes consistent with the nature of a block grant.

RIN: 0970-AC53
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 98
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: sec 658E and other provisions of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990, as amended
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/20/201378 FR 29422
NPRM Comment Period End08/05/2013
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): Child Care and Development Fund, CCDF, Child Care
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 23, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/13/2013
ID: ACF-2013-0001-0479
Comment Period Closed
Aug 23, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/20/2013
ID: ACF-2013-0001-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Andrew Williams
Policy Division Director
202 401-4795
202 690-5600 (Fax)
Office of Child Care, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW.
Washington, DC 20447
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