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New York Has Not Fully Implemented New Criminal Background Check Requirements for Childcare Providers

While New York implemented some background check requirements established under the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, it had not fully implemented all of the new criminal background check requirements as of October 1, 2018-its deadline for implementing the requirements. New York must enact supporting legislation to make the changes necessary to its current Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program to come into compliance with the CCDBG Act.

Should New York continue to be noncompliant, the Administration for Children and Families could impose a penalty of 5 percent of the total discretionary CCDF funds awarded to New York for the fiscal year following its determination that non-compliance occurred.