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Ltr4-06: Cal-SAFE

Letter Head: Jack O'Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Phone number 916-319-0800

August 31, 2007

Dear Select County Superintendents of Schools, Auditors, and Treasurers:


This apportionment, in the amount of $145,000, is made from funds provided in Item 6110-198-0001 of the Budget Act of 2006 (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2006) in support of the California School Age Families Education (Cal-SAFE) Program as established in the California Education Code (EC), commencing with Section 54740. Cal-SAFE funding provides support to pregnant and parenting teens and their children.

Local educational agencies (LEAs) that start new Cal-SAFE child care programs or expand the capacity of existing child care programs are eligible to receive one-time, start-up funding pursuant to EC Section 54749(j). Cal-SAFE funding is limited to 15 percent of the funding generated by the projected enrollment of a new site (service level) or the incremental increase related to the expansion of an existing facility. Funding must be used for the approved start-up costs enumerated in EC Section 8275(a).

This apportionment is calculated based upon data received on the Cal-SAFE Program Application for Reimbursement of Start-Up Costs and constitutes 100 percent of the total start-up entitlement for each participating LEA.

In an effort to streamline the state apportionment process, we will continue to post the schedules of apportionment on the California Department of Education (CDE) Web site but eliminate them from our mailings. To view the schedule of apportionment, please visit the CDE Categorical Programs Web site at

Warrants will be mailed to county treasurers approximately four weeks from the date of this Notice. For standardized account code structure coding, please use the following: Resource Code 6092 for Cal-SAFE Child Care and Development Services, and Revenue Object Code 8590, All Other State Revenue.

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Nancy Christophel, Associate Government Program Analyst, School Health Connections and Healthy Start Office, at 916-319-0541 or by e-mail at If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact Christina Schlueter, Staff Services Analyst, School Fiscal Services Division, at 916-324-9806 or by e-mail at [Note: the preceding contact information is no longer valid and has been replaced by Julie Klein Briggs, Fiscal Consultant, Categorical Allocations & Management Assistance Unit, by phone at 916-323-6191 or by e-mail at].



Susan Lange, Deputy Superintendent
Finance, Technology, and Administration Branch

Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 13, 2015
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