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American Rescue Plan Act Survey

Early Learning and Care Division

As provided by Assembly Bill 131 and the 2021 Budget, recipients of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) stabilization funding must complete a survey to ensure eligibility prior to receiving ARPA funding. California State Preschool Program (CSPP) recipients include:

         - Individual CSPP Sites
         - Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) providers
For CSPP contractors with multiple sites, one survey must be completed for each individual site. Similarly, for CSPP contractors operating FCCHENs, one survey must be completed by each provider. This survey will determine eligibility for ARPA fund allocations, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

         - Stipends
         - Rate increases
         - Secondary provider payments when the CSPP FCCHN providers were paid for non-operational days for other COVID-19 related closures
         - Reimbursement to CSPP FCCHEN providers based on certified hours of care rather than attendance
To qualify for ARPA funding, an individual CSPP site or a family child care home must be either:
         A. Open, or
         B. Temporarily closed due to a public health order, financial hardship, or other reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, a program must be either:
         A. Licensed, regulated, or registered on or before March 11, 2021, or
         B. Meet all currently required Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) health and safety requirements, including the completion of comprehensive background checks.
The data submitted in this survey will be protected and reported to the federal government to track COVID-19 child care stabilization funding.

If you have questions, or need help completing this survey, please email us at

Answers are required for all questions, except where otherwise indicated. Please click on the "Next" button below to begin the survey.