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Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund Cover Letter

Letter Head: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

August 12, 2011

Dear California Department of Education Executive Officers and Program Directors of all Child Care and Development Programs

Request for Applications: Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund General Facilities Application

The California Department of Education (CDE), Child Development Division (CDD), administers the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund (CCFRF). This fund was established in 1997 pursuant to California Education Code Section 8278.3. The CCFRF is a lease-purchase program that provides funding to existing CDE child care contracting agencies for the acquisition of relocatable building facilities to support their child care and development programs. Many contracting agencies have accessed funds from the CCFRF to acquire facilities to operate their programs.

Due to the revolving nature of the CCFRF, applications are continuously accepted under the General Facilities Application process when funding is available. The CDD processes and funds these applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must submit a separate application for each relocatable building for which funding is being requested.

The CCFRF may be used for the purchase, transportation, and installation of relocatable buildings (including architect and inspection fees, site development, and site improvement costs). The maximum funding allowance is $210,000 for a new, basic building typically consisting of three 12 by 40 foot sections. The maximum allowance may be increased and additional funds may be approved based on the number of additional sections added to increase capacity and serve additional children. The CCFRF provides up to $70,000 for each additional 12 by 40 foot section beyond the typical basic building.

Funds available through the CCFRF provide one alternative to meeting your current and future facilities needs. If you are interested in applying for facilities funding under the CCFRF, please submit an original application to:

Alice Ludwig, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Child Development Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

The General Facilities Application may be downloaded beginning August 15, 2011, from the California Department of Education Funding Web page at If you have any questions regarding the General Facilities Application or the CCFRF program, please contact Alice Ludwig, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Child Development Division, by phone at 916-327-0197 or by e-mail at


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