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Continued Funding Application

Fiscal year 2021-22 Continued Funding Application information, forms, and instructions for contractors.
Important Notice: Programs Moved to CDSS

While the California Department of Education continues to operate the California State Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SV) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of many childcare programs from the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may include programs that have moved to CDSS. For additional assistance you can either visit the CDSS Child Care Transition web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Due: November 10, 2020

Contractors that intend to continue services into the next contract year are required to complete and submit a Continued Funding Application (CFA). Failure to complete a CFA constitutes notification of a contractor's intent to discontinue services into the next fiscal year.

Program Questions:
If you have questions regarding the CFA, please contact your assigned Early Learning and Care Field Services Consultant or contact the Early Learning and Care Division by email at CFA@cde.ca.gov.

Document Description
Management Bulletin 20-16 Additional Information for Contractors
Continued Funding Application Instructions (PDF) Written Instructions for Completing the FY 2021-22 Continued Funding Application (CFA)
Continued Funding Application (PDF) Application Forms for the FY 2021-22 CFA
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions for the FY 2021-22 CFA
Instructional Program Webinar Slides (PDF) Instructional program webinar slides for the FY 2021-22 CFA.
Instructional Program Webinar Instructional program webinar for the FY 2021-22 CFA.

The following table provides links to the attachments to the CFA:

Resource Description Instructions
ELCD 9730 (PDF) Fiscal Year 2021-22 Program Calendar (ELCD 9730) Required for all contractors. Complete one calendar for each contract type.
ELCD 3704A (PDF) Program Narrative Change (ELCD 3704A) Required for agencies with program narrative and/or calendar changes.
ELCD 3704B (PDF) Subcontractor Information (ELCD 3704B) Required for agencies with subcontractors.
STD 204 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) State of California, Payee Data Record Required for non-public agencies only.
Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) Logon Login information for the CDMIS Required for all contractors. Update contractor information and attach the certification page to the CFA.
Secretary of State External link opens in new window or tab. Web page for the Secretary of State Required for non-public agencies only. Print the contractor's information page and attach to the CFA.
California Community College Chancellor's Office External link opens in new window or tab. Directory of California Community Colleges and Community College Districts Required for all California Community Colleges and Community College Districts. Print the contractor's information page and attach to the CFA to verify your district name and address.
California School Directory Directory of California Schools Required for all public agencies. Print the contractor's information page and attach to the CFA to verify your district name and address.
Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | CFA@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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