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Implementation Guide to ARP Act CCDF Discretionary Supplemental Funding

The Implementation Guide is part of OCC’s comprehensive technical assistance approach to guide Lead Agencies through use of funds allocated in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Office of Child Care Monitoring: An Overview for State Administrators

This self-paced training provides an overview of the Office of Child Care Monitoring Process for state and territory administrators and their partners as they begin the monitoring process.

Office of Child Care Monitoring Process: A Guide for State and Territory Lead Agencies

This comprehensive guide provides states and territories with all the information and resources needed to perform monitoring processes within the OCC Monitoring System.

Child Care Subsidy: Fraud Prevention, Detection, and Investigation

This PowerPoint provides an overview of the Child Care and Development Fund and the importance of program integrity within the states’ child care subsidy program.

Background Check Requirement Highlights

This resource highlights key requirements of the comprehensive background check requirements from the CCDBG Act of 2014 and the CCDF final rule.

Events

Fiscal Year 2021 National Program Integrity Webinar Series #4: Minimizing Fraud from the Inside Out

The Office of Child Care’s National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) team at WRMA is excited to continue hosting the National Program Integrity Webinar Series in fiscal year 2021. These national webinars highlight Lead Agency strategies that support the use of internal controls and fraud prevention efforts in their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. The benefits of program integrity and fraud prevention strategies continue to be of national interest, and as stewards of public funds, states and territories have a responsibility to increase their programs’ accountability measures.

The September webinar will do the following:

– Help Lead Agencies understand the benefits of evaluating their internal policies and processes and the reason(s) why this is so important to maintaining and strengthening CCDF program integrity and to reducing fraud and risk.

– Review the Grantee Internal Controls Self-Assessment Instrument (SAI) and CCDF Fraud Toolkit—two resources that can be used to evaluate program compliance and to increase program integrity.

– Highlight the experience of two states’ use of the SAI and CCDF Fraud Toolkit.

CCDF administrators, program integrity staff members, fiscal managers, and policy and budget analysts are all encouraged to participate in the webinar and to engage in the discussion. CCDF program administrators are encouraged to extend the invitation to staff members who are directly involved in writing and implementing the policies and procedures for the webinar topic. Their inclusion will ensure that information is going directly to the staff members who will benefit most from the exchange of ideas.

Contact your Office of Child Care Regional Office for registration information.

Office of Child Care Monitoring Sub-Cohort Training

This training provides an overview of the next-steps for Office of Child Care Monitoring Cohort 3 States as they begin the Pre-visit phase.

The purpose of the Sub-Cohort Training is to:

  1. Provide an overview of the OCC monitoring process and major State-conducted activities
  2. Provide guidance on how to complete and submit the Compliance Demonstration Chart
  3. Discuss the onsite visit schedule, data collection activities, and general logistics
  4. Address any questions about OCC’s monitoring process and to discuss next steps.

Audience: States with OCC monitoring visits scheduled May through July 2021.

For registration details, contact your Office of Child Care Regional Office.

Office of Child Care Monitoring Sub-Cohort Training

The purpose of the Sub-Cohort Training is to:

  1. Provide an overview of the OCC monitoring process and major State-conducted activities
  2. Provide guidance on how to complete and submit the Compliance Demonstration Chart
  3. Discuss the onsite visit schedule, data collection activities, and general logistics
  4. Address any questions about OCC’s monitoring process and to discuss next steps.

Audience: States with OCC monitoring visits scheduled May through July 2021.

Contact your Office of Child Care Regional Office for registration information.

Fiscal Year 2021 National Program Integrity Webinar Series: #1 Maintaining CCDF Program Integrity in a COVID World

The Office of Child Care’s National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA) is excited to continue hosting the National Program Integrity Webinar Series in fiscal year 2021. These national webinars highlight Lead Agency strategies that support the use of internal controls and fraud prevention efforts in their Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program. The benefits of program integrity and fraud prevention strategies continue to be of national interest, and as stewards of public funds, states and territories have a responsibility to increase their programs’ accountability measures.

Content for this webinar is based on feedback from our previous webinars and requests for more detailed information on program integrity strategies related to the pandemic.

In our first fiscal year 2021 program integrity webinar, we will provide strategies for maintaining CCDF program integrity as Lead Agencies assist providers and families adapt to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to offer tips for navigating COVID mandates (federal, state, or local), discuss how to maintain CCDF program integrity at a state level, and provide an opportunity to share success stories from one or two Lead Agencies.

CCDF administrators, program integrity staff, quality assurance staff, and policy and budget analysts are all encouraged to participate in the webinar and engage in the discussion.

Contact your Office of Child Care Regional Office for registration information.

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