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Round Three: California State Preschool Program Expansion FY 2016–17

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The intent of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to expand California State Preschool Program (CSPP) services to eligible children statewide. This funding opportunity is available to new and existing Local Education Agency contractors. In accordance with existing law, priority will be given to applicant agencies that will be serving the highest percentage of 4-year-old children. Funding preference shall be provided to underserved areas as identified by the Local Child Care and Development Planning Council.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Any Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) may apply for funding pursuant to this RFA. Funding is available to those counties reflecting a need based on the formula described under program overview. The applicant must be licensed, be eligible for licensing in accordance with 22 CCR, Community Care Licensing, Division 12, or exempt from licensing pursuant to Health, and Safety Code Section 1596.792.
Other Eligibility Considerations If the facilities are exempt by statute or otherwise exempt from licensing, they must comply with the health and safety regulations as set forth in the aforementioned regulations. Services to children may not begin until the contractor submits to CDE a copy of their site license or provides verification of their license exempt status.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4


Legal Authority FY 2016–17 State Budget Act (Chapter 23), Item 6100-196-0001 Budget Act of 2016, Schedule 6.
Source / Type State / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2016-17
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6105, 5025 / 8590, 8290
Total Available $11,506,488
Recipient Amount Various
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Child Care and Development contracts are awarded through the Continued Funding application process. Reimbursements are provided to contractors in monthly apportionments.

Important Dates

Date Application Available March 14, 2017
Due Date April 25, 2017
Expected Notification Date June 16, 2017

Additional Information

Application Request for Applications []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Fiscal Apportionment Analyst Directory  []
Funding ResultsRecip-16: CSPP Round Three (CA Dept of Education []
Other Unavailable


Program Early Education and Support Division,
Fiscal Early Education and Support Division,
Division Early Learning & Care Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-323-6853 (fax)
Last Modified: March 15, 2017
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