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Application

Fiscal Year 2023–24 Continued Funding

Early Education Division

DUE DATE: December 9, 2022

Overview


Contractors holding a current California State Preschool Program (CSPP) contract, and if applicable a Prekindergarten and Family Literacy Support (CPKS) contract, who wish to be considered for continued funding for fiscal year (FY) 2023–24 must complete this application for continued funding. The FY 2023–24 Continued Funding Application (CFA) Overview and Instructions may be accessed on the
CFA web page.
Upon completion of this CFA, the California Department of Education (CDE) will review the application and may contact your agency seeking additional information. CSPP contractors who apply for and are approved for continued funding do not need to sign a contract with the CDE to provide CSPP and CPKS services for FY 2023–24, as contracts will be automatically renewed in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws as well as all CSPP Contract Terms and Conditions (CT&Cs) that will be incorporated into the 2023–24 CSPP contract, and all CPKS CT&Cs, as applicable. By signing this CFA, the CSPP contractor is indicating that it wishes to automatically renew its contract for FY 2023–24 and is willing to, and does accept, all of the terms and conditions of the 2023–24 CSPP contract and, if applicable the 2023–24 CPKS contract, which will be provided to the CSPP contractor no later than June 1, 2023.
Please also note that contractors have no vested right to a subsequent contract. Completion of this CFA does not guarantee a renewal of funding. If the CDE determines your agency will not be renewed for a subsequent contract year, you will be notified in writing no later than April 7, 2023, pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR) Section 17828. Contractors who apply for and are approved for continued funding do not need to sign a contract with the CDE to provide CSPP and, if applicable, CPKS services for FY 2023–24, as contracts will be automatically renewed in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws as well as all CSPP and CPKS CT&Cs that will be incorporated into the 2023–24 contract, as applicable.
If the CFA is returned to the CDE in a timely manner but is not fully and accurately completed, funding for FY 2023–24, if approved, may be delayed.
Contractors that wish to reject the terms of the FY 2023–24 CSPP and/or CPKS contract must provide the CDE with a written notice that the terms of the contract(s) are rejected by emailing ChildDevelopmentContracts@cde.ca.gov on or before June 30, 2023. The email should come from the Executive Director/Superintendent of the contracting entity or their authorized representative and state that the terms of the FY 2023–24 CSPP and, as applicable, the CPKS contract are rejected. Contractors providing such notice to the CDE of the rejection of the terms of the contract will not have a contract(s) in effect for FY 2023–24. Note that while contractors who currently receive CPKS funding may reject their 2023–24 CPKS contract, they cannot reject their 2023–24 CSPP contract and still receive funding under a CPKS contract since CPKS funding is tied to having a CSPP contract.
If a contractor wishes to terminate the contract for any reason during the FY 2023–24 contract term, the contractor shall notify the CDE of its intent to terminate the contract at least 90 calendar days in advance of contract termination and shall follow CCR 17795.

Instructions
All application fields are required for submission of the application unless otherwise noted as optional. The application is structured into the following sections:

Section I: Contractor Information
Section II: Contract and Program Type
Section III: Contractor’s Officers and Board of Directors Information
Section IV: Program Narrative
Section V: Personnel Certification
Section VI: Subcontract Certification
Section VII: Contractor Certification
Section VIII: Certification of Contractor Information in the CDMIS
Section IX: Required Attachments
Section X: CFA Checklist

The CFA must be signed by the District Superintendent, Charter School Administrator, or authorized designee with authority to submit applications for funding on behalf of the Local Education Agency (LEA).
If you do not intend to complete the CFA in one session, you must select the Save Responses button located on the bottom of the screen. Once selected, you will be redirected to a new browser window to enter your email address. You will receive an email with a unique web address for entrance back into the CFA. It is recommended that you save the application web address. If you have any questions regarding the CFA, please contact CFA@cde.ca.gov.