C-401: About Local Match

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must submit private donations, public transfers and public certifications to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) for acceptance, with sufficient information to determine that the funds meet the requirements in C-200: Types of Local Match.

- Rule Reference: §809.17(d)

Boards must ensure the following:

  • Private donations of cash and public transfers of funds are paid to TWC 
  • Public certifications are submitted to TWC

- Rule Reference: §809.17(e)(1)

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C-402: Time Frames for Securing Local Match

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must secure local match within the time frames set forth in §800.73 of the General Administration rules:

“By the end of the fourth month following the beginning of the program year, Boards shall secure donations, transfers, and certifications totaling at least 100% of the amount a Board needs to secure in order to access the unmatched federal child care funds available to the workforce area at the beginning of the program year.”

Boards must be aware that Child Care and Development Fund federal matching funds that are not secured with eligible child care local matching funds by the end of the fourth program month can be subject to deobligation.

Boards must complete donations, transfers and certifications as required by the following:

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C-403: Child Care Local Match Agreement Start & End Dates

Workforce Development Boards may establish a Child Care Local Match Contribution Agreement PDF (local match agreement) with a start date beginning after, or an end date ending before, the effective period in which the funds are contracted. 

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C-404: Restrictions on Public Prekindergarten Expenditures for Local Match

Workforce Development Boards must be aware that the Texas Workforce Commission cannot accept local expenditure certifications for public prekindergarten (pre-K) programs referenced in 45 Code of Federal Regulations §98.53 because the state is already maximizing pre-K expenditures as match to the fullest extent, and federal regulations prohibit counting the same contribution more than once.

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C-405: Restrictions on Texas School Ready! Project Expenditures for Local Match

Workforce Development Boards must be aware that the Texas Workforce Commission cannot accept local expenditure certifications for the Texas School Ready! (TSR!) project because the Texas Education Agency certifies state general revenue funds for the TSR! project as match for Child Care and Development Fund federal matching funds.

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C-406: Local Match Agreements with Independent School Districts Using Public Expenditures for Before-and After-School Programs

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must be aware that public expenditures by an independent school district for license-exempt before- and after-school child care programs may be certified as local match for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) funding.

Boards must ensure that certified expenditures for direct care at before- and after-school programs are for care provided to a child meeting the minimum federal CCDF-eligibility requirements. Specifically, the child must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be under 13 years of age, or at the option of the Board, be a child with disabilities under 19 years of age
  • Reside with:

Boards must be aware that expenditures certified for local match by a public entity can include expenditures for any quality improvement activity described in Part H - Consumer Education and Child Care Quality Activities.

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Part A - Definitions

Part H - Consumer Education and Child Care Quality Activities

Part J - Appendix