Clarification of Interpretation of “Federal Public Benefit” Regarding Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Services [pdf]

Title IV also requires providers of “Federal public benefits” to verify the immigration and citizenship status of all applicants, except for eligibility determinations made by non-profit charitable organizations. On September 23, 1998, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) sent all Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies a letter about the August 4, 1998, Federal Register notice that listed the CCDF among the programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that are subject to the verification requirements applicable to programs offering “Federal public benefits.” In that letter ACF said that it was considering how the “Federal public benefits” requirements related to the CCDF. After further research, ACF is offering additional guidance contained in this document.