Child Care Assistance Program- Site Administered
CSFA Number: 444-80-1223
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Lesa Boston
Short Description
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Sections 2 CRF 200.101 and 45 CFR 75.101 on Applicability indicates that only the following requirements apply to CCDF:
• 2 CFR 200.111 and 45 CFR 75.111, English language
• 2 CFR 200.112 and 45 CFR 75.112, Conflict of interest
• 2 CFR 200.113 and 45 CFR 75.113, Mandatory disclosures
• 2 CFR 200.202 and 45 CFR 75.202, Requirement to provide public
notice of Federal financial assistance programs (Note: this requirement
applies to Federal agencies rather than grantees)
• 2 CFR 200.330 and 45 CFR 75.351, Subrecipient and contractor
• 2 CFR 200.331 and 45 CFR 75.352, Requirements for pass-through
• 2 CFR 200.332 and 45 CFR 75.353, Fixed amount subawards
• 2 CFR Part 2 Subpart F and 45 CFR Part 75 Subpart F, Audit

Determine eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program in accordance with the policies and procedures set forth in the Bureau of Child Care & Development Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Policy Manual and provide child care services to a negotiated number of children.

Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Community Development
Objectives and Goals
To determine eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program in accordance with the policies and procedures set forth in the Child Care Assistance Policy Manual.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Eligibility Requirements
Must be a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) licensed child care center and remain licensed. Agencies operating networks of licensed family child care homes must assure that the chief program administrator and program coordinator are persons who meet the requirements for supervising a child care center under the Child Care Act of 1969 225 ILCS 10/1 et seq. Centers must have access to, and actively use, current technological capabilities, such as a computer, internet access, long distance phone services, fax and copying capabilities.

Must be prequalified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Portal,
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations; Small Businesses; Individuals;
Application and Award Processing
Each applicant must have access to the internet. The Department's website will contain information regarding the NOFO and materials necessary for submission. It is the responsibility of each applicant to monitor the DHS web site and comply with any instructions or requirements related to the NOFO.
Each applicant will be required to submit a Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance. The application template and all related requirements for format and content may be found on the Illinois Department of Human Services website. Additionally, applicants are required to submit a Fixed Rate Budget and the required documents listed below. The application must be submitted electronically using the provided templates.

Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or Federal or State awarding agency that is exempt from those requirements under 2 CFR § 25.110 (b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal or State awarding agency under 2 CFR §25.110 (d)) is required to:
• Be registered in SAM before submitting its application. If you are not registered in SAM, this link provides a connection for SAM registration:;
• provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and
• continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal, Federal pass-through or State award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal or State awarding agency. The State awarding agency may not make a Federal pass-through or State award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the State awarding agency is ready to make a Federal pass-through or State award, the State awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal pass-through or State award an use that determination as a basis for making a Federal pass-through or State award to another applicant.

The Department will follow the Merit-based review process established by the Governor's Office of Management and Budget.
Applicants recommended for funding under this NOFO following the above review and selection process will receive a "Notice of State Award Finalist". This notice will identify additional grant award
requirements that must be met before a grant award can be executed. These will include one or more of the following:
• Grantee Pre-Qualification Process
• Financial and Administrative Risk Assessment -Internal Control Questionnaire
• Conflict of Interest and Mandatory Disclosures

A Notice of State Award (NOSA) will be issued to the review finalists that have successfully completed all grant award requirements. Based on the NOSA, the review finalist is positioned to make an informed decision to accept the grant award. The NOSA shall include:
• The terms and conditions of the award.
• Specific conditions assigned to the grantee based on the fiscal and administrative and programmatic risk assessments. Upon acceptance of the grant award, announcement of the grant award shall be published by the awarding agency to
The NOSA must be signed by the grants officer (or equivalent). This signature effectively accepts the state award and all conditions set forth within the notice. This signed NOSA is the authorizing document. The Agency signed NOSA must be remitted to the Department as instructed in the notice.
The agency awarded funds shall provide services as set forth in the DHS grant agreement and shall act in accordance with all state and federal statutes and administrative rules applicable to the provision of the services.

Assistance Consideration
There are no matching requirements.
Post Assistance Requirements
Month billing forms in the format prescribed by the Department by the 15th of the month following the month of service.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $76,623,300
FY 2018 : $74,769,000
FY 2019 : $69,840,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-444-80-1223-01$75000 - $2300000005/16/2016 - 06/06/2016 : 12:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYI00434-FCSYI00434CHICAGO CITY OF07/01/201906/30/202021,000,000