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Management Bulletin 15-13


Early Education and Support Division

Subject: Fiscal Year 2015–16, Request for Applications, California Renovation and Repair Loan Funds

Number: 15-13

Date: October 2015

Expires: Until Rescinded

Authority: The FY 2014–15 California Budget Act (Chapter 32, Statute of 2014); California Education Code Section 8278.3 (a)(1) and (a)(3); California Code of Regulations Title 22, Division 12, Chapter 1, Subchapters 1 and 2   

Attention: Executive Officers and Program Directors of California State Preschool Program Contractors, General Child Care and Development Program Contractors, Migrant Child Care and Development Program Contractors, and California Handicapped Child Care and Development Program Contractors


Purpose

The California Department of Education (CDE), Early Education and Support Division (EESD) announces the availability of $20.6 million in the California Renovation and Repair Loan (CRRL) Program. The intent of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to provide loans for renovation and repair of existing facilities, to ensure eligible CDE contractors meet applicable health and safety standards for federal and state licensure compliance.

CRRL Program funds are available to contractors—possessing or in the process of applying for a current license, or exempt from licensure—who contract with the CDE to operate the California State Preschool Program (CSPP), the General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR), the Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG), and/or the California Handicapped Child Care and Development Program (CHAN).

The CRRL Program funds are interest free loans and may be reimbursed with contract funds. The EESD will accept applications continuously; however, the EESD will award funds based on the availability of funding.

Statutory and Regulatory Background

The California Education Code (EC) Section 8278.3 (a)(3) amends Senate Bill 858 (Chapter 32, Statute of 2014) to replace the Facilities Renovation and Repair grant. The CRRL provides loans for renovation and repair of existing facilities belonging to local educational agencies (LEAs) and non-local educational agencies (Non-LEAs), to ensure those agencies meet applicable health and safety standards for the expansion of CSPP services.

The CRRL Program funds will also help meet California Code of Regulations Title 22 (22 CCR), Division 12, Chapter 1, Subchapters 1 and 2 licensing requirements for health and safety compliance, and the federal health and safety requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Additionally, EC Section 8278.3 (a)(1) states that loan funds can be used for the renovation, repair, or improvement of an existing building to make the building suitable for licensure.

Eligible Contractors

Contractors who have an executed EESD contract as listed below may apply for CRRL Program funds, provided the contractor possesses or is in the process of applying for a current license, or is exempt from licensure in accordance with 22 CCR, Community Care Licensing, Division 12:

  • CSPP
  • CCTR
  • CMIG
  • CHAN

Application Submission Requirements

The CRRL RFA is located on the CDE Funding Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/af/. To apply for CRRL Program funds, please complete an application in accordance with instructions provided at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r2/crrl1516rfa.asp.

Submit all forms to:

California Department of Education
Early Education and Support Division
Attn: Funding and Agency Support Unit
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

Applicants may mail or personally deliver applications. The EESD will not accept electronic versions, files on computer discs, or facsimile applications. Application packages must be received at the address listed above.

It is solely the applicant’s responsibility to carefully review the RFA information and requirements before submitting an application for funding. Failure to follow the submission requirements will disqualify the application.

If you have any questions regarding the information in this MB, please contact Bill Rhinehart, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, by phone at 916-322-4876 or by e-mail at crrlrfa@cde.ca.gov.

This Management Bulletin is mandatory only to the extent that it cites a specific statutory and/or regulatory requirement. Any portion of this Management Bulletin that is not supported by a specific statutory and/or regulatory requirement is not prescriptive pursuant to California Education Code Section 33308.5.

Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 27, 2019
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