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FY 2016-2018 Child Care and Development Fund Plan for States and Territories - Second Public Comment

Dear Colleagues:

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the Federal Register publication of the Second Notice of the Proposed Information Collection Activity and Comment Request regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2016–2018 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for States and Territories. Both the Federal Register Notice and Plan Preprint can be found on OCC’s Web site at in the “Other Resources” section of the page.

On behalf of OCC, I want to thank all our commenters for your thoughtful consideration of the Plan Preprint. We received comments from approximately 24 entities/organizations, including six State CCDF lead agencies. We are pleased to report that the comments were supportive of the Plan’s overall direction, including a greater emphasis on the quality of services for children and families, a recognition of the key role that the CCDF program plays in building early childhood and school-age care systems, and the focus on State goals and progress. Your feedback contributed greatly to the strength and clarity of the second revision of the Plan Preprint. We believe the revisions will enable us to ensure that the program is being administered in accordance with the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and will provide important information on the activities planned and under way in States and Territories to meet the child care needs of children and families.

This second public comment period will provide an opportunity for you to submit comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). A comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following—Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families, Paperwork Reduction Project, Office of Management and Budget, fax: (202) 395–7285—or they can be sent via e-mail to

Copies of the proposed collection can be obtained by writing to Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer; Office of Administration; Office of Information Services; Administration for Children and Families; 370 L’Enfant Promenade, S.W.; Washington, DC 20447. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The e-mail address is

If you have any questions regarding the proposed Plan Preprint, please feel free to contact your Regional Office (RO).

OCC is deeply appreciative of all the time and energy that our State, Territory, and organizational partners put into helping us revise the CCDF Plan Preprint. Thanks to your partnership, the CCDF Plans will serve as an important blueprint for implementing our commitment to improving the number of high-quality choices available to low-income families through the CCDF program.

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Office of Child Care

Administration for Children and Families

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Aerospace Building, Fifth Floor East

370 L’Enfant Promenade, S.W.

Washington, DC 20447

General office number: (202) 690-6782

Fax: (202) 690-5600

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