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Request for Applications

California State Preschool Program Expansion FY 2017–18


Due: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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).

Program Questions: Early Education and Support Division , e-mail: CSPPRFA@cde.ca.gov

Downloading Questions: If you have any questions regarding the RFA, please submit your questions by e-mail to CSPPRFA@cde.ca.gov.

Document Description
Management Bulletin 17-19 Additional Information for Contractors
Request for Applications Overview (PDF) Program Overview and Eligibility for the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA.
CSPP Expansion RFA Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA.
Instructional Webinar - Slides (PDF) Contractors may view an instructional webinar for additional technical support for the CSPP Expansion RFA.
Instructional Webinar (Video; 1:24:18) Instructional webinar providing technical support for the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA.
Erratum 1 Erratum 1 for the California State Preschool Program Expansion Request for Applications for FY 2017-18

The following table contains application forms and additional resources:

Document Description Instructions
Application (PDF; 5MB) Application forms for the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Application Instructions (PDF) Application instructions for the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Critical instructions to reference while completing application.
Full-day/Full-year Fiscal Forms (XLS) Full-day/Full-year fiscal forms for use in the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for applicants who propose to provide full-day/full-year services.
Part-day/Part-year Fiscal Forms (XLS) Part-day/Part-year fiscal forms for use in the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for applicants who propose to provide part-day/part-year services.
Statement of Fiscal Resources (DOC) Attachment to the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
FY 2017-18 Program Calendar (XLS) Attachment to the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
FY 2018-19 Program Calendar (XLS) Attachment to the FY 2018-19 Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Program Staffing Plan (DOC) Attachment to the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Request for Service-Level Exemption (Start-Up Allowance) (DOC) Optional attachment for agencies who request a start-up allowance for the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for applicants who request a start-up allowance.
Sample Scoring Rubric (PDF) Rubric used for scoring the Program Narrative component of the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Utilize scoring rubric while writing the Program Narrative.
Form G: Weekly Activity Plan (PDF; 5MB) Program Attachment to the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Form H: Weekly Menu Planning Worksheet (PDF) Program Attachment to the FY 2017-18 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
EESD 3704B (PDF) Subcontractor Information (EESD 3704B) Required for agencies with subcontractors.

Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 14, 2017
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