CCFRF FY 2017-18 Annual Report - Legislative Report
California Department of Education
Report to the Governor, Legislature, and the Legislative Analyst's Office:
Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund 2017–18 Annual Report
On or before August 1 of each fiscal year (FY), the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is required, according to Section 8278.3(b) of the California Education Code (EC), to report on the Child Care Facilities Revolving Fund (CCFRF). The report is to include the following items: (1) the number of funding requests received and their purpose, (2) the types of agencies that received funding from the CCFRF, (3) the increased capacity that these facilities generated, (4) a description of the manner in which the facilities are being used, and (5) a projection of the lease payments and loan repayments collected and the funds available for future use.Since the inception of the CCFRF program in FY 1997–98, the California Department of Education (CDE) has received 1,177 applications for funding of child care facilities projects. Currently, the CDE has 120 executed contracts with participating agencies for the funding of new relocatable buildings. Overall, these relocatable buildings have the potential to increase capacity and serve 12,598 children in California.
Due to the revolving nature of the CCFRF, the program fund balances fluctuate annually based on loan repayments received from participating agencies. In FY 2017–18, the CDE received $1.6 million in repayments to the CCFRF. Over the last 20 FYs, the Budget Act appropriations and the additional loan repayments have facilitated the CDE’s commitment of approximately $165.7 million in facilities funding to child care agencies through an application process to the CCFRF.
The CCFRF began FY 2017–18 with an initial available fund balance of $26.8 million. In FY 2017–18 CDE received two new applications for funding under the CCFRF. Factors that contribute to a lack of applicants include: Standard Reimbursement Rate (SRR) is too low such that contractors cannot afford to pay back a loan; land is unavailable, even on LEA campuses. In FY 2016–17, the CDE increased the MFA from $210,000 to $420,000. We are conducting Webinars including Power Point presentations, ensuring all Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) contractors are aware that facilities funding is available. These presentations are recorded and will be available continuously on the World Wide Web.
In FY 2017–18, the CCFRF allocation was not augmented.
You will find this report on the CDE CCFRF web page. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Steven Chu, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, ELCD, by phone at 916-322-4876 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.