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California State Preschool Program Expansion FY 201718

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

Funding Description

The intent of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to expand full-day/full-year California State Preschool Program (CSPP) services statewide. To expand CSPP services, this RFA funding opportunity is available to existing CSPP contracted agencies, to existing contracted agencies that do not have a CSPP contract, or to new agencies without EESD program contracts. These funds are intended to increase the availability of CSPP services to eligible children. 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 (LPC).


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Any agency registered with the Secretary of State to do business in California, or any Local Education Agencies (LEA) 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 Fiscal Year 201718 State Budget Act (Assembly Bill 97, Chapter 14, Item Number 6110-196-0001, Statutes of 2017)
Source / Type State / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2017-18
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6105, 5025 / 8590, 8290
Total Available $103,000,000
Recipient Amount Various
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Child Care and Development contracts are awarded per county allocation, Local Planning Council (LPC) priority, and highest passing score first.

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 9, 2017
Due Date December 19, 2017
Expected Notification Date March 8, 2018

Additional Information

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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: November 9, 2017
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