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Request for Applications

California State Preschool Program Expansion FY 2019-20


Due: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The intent of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to expand California State Preschool Program (CSPP) services statewide with an emphasis on full-day/full-year services. 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 Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) 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 Learning and Care Division, email: 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 19-08 Additional Information for Contractors
Request for Applications Overview and Instructions (DOCX) Program Overview and Instructions for the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA.
CSPP Expansion RFA Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA.
Instructional Webinar (PDF) Contractors may view an instructional webinar for additional technical support for the Expansion RFA.
Division Webinar Presentations Information for California State Preschool Programs (CSPP) Bidders Conferences and Webinars

The following table contains application forms and additional resources:

Document Description Instructions
Application (PDF) Application forms for the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Program Narrative (PDF) Program narrative form and scoring rubric for the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Full-day/Full-year Fiscal Forms (XLSX) Full-day/Full-year fiscal forms for use in the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for applicants who propose to provide full-day/full-year services.
Part-day/Part-year Fiscal Forms (XLSX) Part-day/Part-year fiscal forms for use in the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for applicants who propose to provide part-day/part-year services.
FY 2019-20 Program Calendar (XLS) Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
FY 2020-21 Program Calendar (PDF) Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Justification for Operating Days (PDF) Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for applicants who intend to operate fewer than the minimum days of operation.
Statement of Fiscal Resources (PDF) Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Program Staffing Plan (PDF) Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Request for Service Level Exemption (Start-Up Allowance) (PDF) Optional attachment for agencies who request a start-up allowance for the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for applicants who request a start-up allowance.
Form A: Program Narrative Acknowledgment - Monitoring (PDF) Program Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Form B: Program Narrative Acknowledgment - Quality (PDF) Program Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
Form C: Program Narrative Acknowledgment - Statutes and Regulations (PDF) Program Attachment to the FY 2019–20 CSPP Expansion RFA. Required for all applicants.
ELCD-3704B (PDF) Subcontractor Information (ELCD-3704B) Required for agencies with subcontractors.

Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 7, 2019
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