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ERIC Number: ED498553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 87
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Tribal Child Care Facilities: A Guide to Construction and Renovation
US Department of Health and Human Services
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 allowed Tribes to use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) monies for the construction or renovation of child care facilities. As procedures have been implemented over the years, Tribes and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Regional Offices have identified a number of issues and needs. Construction and renovation is a new area for many tribal child care programs. This guide is designed to provide technical assistance to address major areas of the process, including: (1) Conducting a child care community needs assessment; (2) Identifying a site for the facility; (3) Financing the construction and renovation costs; (4) Developing a business plan for the facility; (5) Conducting an environmental assessment; (6) Building a facility; (7) Designing and planning for the facility; (8) Hiring a contractor; and (9) Overseeing the project. The guide also includes a glossary and resource list. The following are appended: (1) CCDF Program Instruction (ACYF-PI-CC-04-01), dated January 23, 2004; (2) CCDF Policy Interpretation Question (ACYF-PIQ-CC-99-01), dated February 24, 1999; (3) Sample Notice of Federal Interest; (4) Application of Title III (Public Accommodations) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to the Tribes; (5) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Indian Housing Area Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Directory; (6) Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Center Fact Sheet; (7) National Child Care Information Center Fact Sheet; (8) Child Care Bureau Staff List; (9) ACF Regional Office Tribal Lead Contacts List; and (10) National Head Start Facilities Assistance Desk Fact Sheet. [This report was prepared for Special Tribal Cluster Training, Construction and Renovation of Child Care Facilities (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 28-March 1, 2006).]
US Department of Health and Human Services. 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. Tel: 877-696-6775; Tel: 202-619-0257; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Child Care Bureau.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act