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Management Bulletin 17-16


Early Education and Support Division

Subject: Fiscal Year (FY) 2017–18, Request for Applications, California Renovation and Repair Loan Program

Number: 17-16

Date: September 2017

Expires: Until Rescinded

Authority: The FY 2014–15 California Budget Act (Chapter 32, Statute of 2014); California Education Code (EC) Section 8278.3 (a)(1) and (a)(3); California Code of Regulations Title 22 (22 CCR), 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 $26.6 million in the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund (CCFRF) for the California Renovation and Repair Loan (CRRL) Program. The intent of the CRRL Program is to provide loans for the renovation or repair of existing facilities in order to help ensure eligible CDE contractors meet applicable health and safety standards for federal and state licensure compliance.

The CRRL Program applicants must have an executed CDE child care contract or a funding award letter from the CDE. Applicants may apply for funds to be utilized at unlicensed sites, provided the applicant uses CRRL Program funds on eligible renovations or repairs to make the facility suitable for licensure for child care services.

The CRRL Program funds are interest-free loans and may be reimbursed, as appropriate, with contract funds. The CDE will accept applications continuously. However, the CDE will award funds based on the availability of funding.

To apply for CRRL Program funds, please complete the Request for Applications (RFA). The RFA can also be accessed on the CDE CRRL Program Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r2/crrl1718rfa.asp.

Statutory and Regulatory Background

Senate Bill 858 (Chapter 32, Statute of 2014) amends the California EC Section 8278.3 to replace what was formerly known as the Facilities Renovation and Repair (CRPM) Program with the CRRL Program.

The CRRL Program funds will help child care contractors meet California Code of Regulations, 22 CCR, Division 12, Chapter 1, Subchapter 1 and 2 licensing requirements for health and safety compliance, and the federal health and safety requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Additionally, EC Section 8278.3(a)(1) states that loan funds may 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: (1) the California State Preschool Program, (2) the General Child Care and Development Program, (3) the Migrant Child Care and Development Program, or (4) the California Handicapped Child Care and Development Program.

Application Submission Requirements

To apply for CRRL Program funds, please complete the RFA. The RFA can also be accessed on the CDE CRRL Program Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r2/crrl1718rfa.asp.

Submit applications to:

California Renovation and Repair Loan Program Application
Early Education and Support Division
California Department of Education
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.

Any questions regarding the information in this Management Bulletin should be directed to Bill Rhinehart, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, by telephone at 916-322-4876 or by e-mail at crrlrfa@cde.ca.gov.

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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: Friday, September 29, 2017
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