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Management Bulletin 19-07

Management Bulletin 19-07 offers existing contractors the opportunity to request continued funding.

Early Learning and Care Division

Subject: Continued Funding Application Fiscal Year 2020–21

Number: 19-07

Date: September 5, 2019

Expires: November 5, 2019

Authority: California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Division 1, Chapter 19, Subchapter 1, Article 5, Section 18010

Attention: Executive Officers and Program Directors of Early Education Programs


Management Bulletin (MB) 19-07 offers existing California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) (former Child Development Division) contractors the opportunity to request continued funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020–21. California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR), Section 18010(d) states, “Contractors that intend to accept the offer to continue services in the subsequent contract period shall respond to a Continued Funding Application request from the Child Development Division in accordance with the instructions and timelines specified in the request.” Each contractor is to review this information as soon as possible to ensure appropriate time and resources are reserved to complete the process. This MB supersedes the Continued Funding Application (CFA) information found in MB 18-08.


Section 18010(e) of 5 CCR states, “Failure to respond within the timelines specified in the continued funding application request shall constitute notification to the Child Development Division of the contractor’s intent to discontinue services at the end of the current contract period.” Failure to respond to requests from the ELCD for additional information will result in the application being deemed incomplete.


The complete Continued Funding Application packet is available on the CFA web page at

The CDE does not require formal board approval of the application package. In most cases, board action is required only to sign the formal contract. If the contractor’s governing board requires approval prior to application submittal, the board action must be completed before the due date of the submittal.

Application Submission Requirements

Electronic submission of the application is not acceptable. The application must be printed one-sided. Remember to keep a copy of the signed CFA for your records. Contractors must mail or deliver one (1) application packet with original signature and two (2) copies to the ELCD on or before 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to the following address:

Continued Funding Application FY 2020–21
Early Learning and Care Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3410
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901


If you have any questions regarding the information in this management bulletin, please contact your assigned ELCD Field Services Consultant at or by telephone at 916-322-6233.

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 Learning and Care Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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