Child Care & Development Contractor Landing Page
This contractor landing page provides information for child care subsidy administrators on the California Department of Social Service’s contracting process, regulations and policies.
We appreciate your patience and feedback as we work to fully transfer forms, webpages, applications and payment and reporting systems from the California Department of Education to CDSS. For more information about timelines associated with the Child Care & Development Transition please read our Transition Key Milestones and Timeline. Please reach out to CCDDStakeholders@dss.ca.gov. If you are having difficulty accessing a specific resource.
Funding Terms and Conditions
CDE and CDSS are using the same Funding Terms and Conditions (FTCs) in FY 2021/22 until further notice. Updates to the FTCs may occur upon implementation of legislation transferring program statutes from the Education Code to the Welfare and Institutions Code. All Contractors will be informed of any changes and an updated version will be posted on this page.
The Fiscal Year 2021-22 Funding Terms and Conditions include a new section on the Building A Better Early Care and Education System Act pursuant to Article 19.5 of the Education Code (EDC) [sections 8430-8439.8]. Although EDC section 8436 provides that a certified provider organization may request deductions from the subsidy payments of its provider members, there is no existing process for automatic dues deduction and there is no requirement for contractors to initiate or operationalize dues deduction at this time. The California Department of Social Services will issue guidance if and when dues deduction is required.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Child Care & Development Team at CCDDStakeholders@dss.ca.gov
Program Quality and Improvement (PQI) Branch
This is a list of California counties and the Program Quality and Improvement Bureau Consultants assigned to each county.
|Alameda, Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta, Tehama
Phone: (916) 651-7341
|Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Orange, Sonoma, Siskiyou, Trinity, Los Angeles - SPA 2, SPA 6
Phone: (916) 651-7353
|Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Solano
Phone: (916) 651-7469
|Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
Phone: (916) 651-7341
|Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
Phone: (916) 651-7347
|Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Phone: (916) 651-8872
|Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Tulare
Phone: (916) 651-7340
|Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles – SPA 1, SPA 4
Phone: (916) 651-7350
|Kern, Los Angeles - SPA 3, SPA 5
Phone: (916) 651-6478
|San Bernardino, Los Angeles – SPA 7, SPA 8
Phone: (916) 651-7354
|Imperial, Riverside, San Diego
Phone: (916) 651-7346
Child Care & Development Contractor Meetings
Frequently Asked Questions
June 24, 2021
May 24, 2021
Child Care & Development Stipend Resources
COVID-19 financial relief paid directly to the child care and development workforce is part of an April 2021 agreement between the State of California and California Child Care Providers United. The budget recently passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Newsom includes these funds, which are being distributed by the Department of Social Services. Contractors and members of the child care and development workforce receiving ARPA-funded investments such asstipends and rate increases are required to complete the ARPA survey. For instructions on how to complete this survey, please review our ARPA Survey PowerPoint.
Who is Eligible to Receive a $600 Stipend Check?
Providers who served children receiving subsidies from the following programs in March 2021 will be eligible for a $600 per-child stipend:
- CalWORKS Stages One, Two (C2AP) and Three (C3AP)
- Alternative Payment Programs (CAPP) including Migrant Alternative Payment Programs (CMAP)
- General Child Care and Development Programs (CCTR)
- Migrant Child Care and Development Programs (CMIG)
- Family Child Care Home Education Network (CFCC)
- Child Care and Development Services for Children with Special Needs (CHAN)
- Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (Bridge Program)
This includes providers who submitted “hold harmless” requests for reimbursement for children normally in their care but who were kept home by their parents due to the pandemic.
Child enrollment information (CCD-801A ) in CDMIS will be used to determine the stipend allocations for the CalWORKs Stage One (APP), CCTR, CFCC, CHAN and CMIG programs.
CMIG contractors that operate a seasonal migrant program, but that did not operate in March 2021, will receive a stipend allocation based on the most recent month of service prior to March 2021.
Child enrollment information in the CalWORKs/APP Online Reporting System will be used to determine the stipend allocations for the CalWORKs Stage 2 and 3, CAPP and CMAP programs. CDSS is also working with counties, APPs, CalWIN and CalSAWS to gather child enrollment information to determine stipend allocations for the CalWORKs Stage One and Bridge program.
How will child care providers receive these stipends?
The CDSS is contracting with the Foundation for Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) to send out the stipend funding to APPs and child care centers.
If your organization is eligible for stipend funding, you should have received an email from CDSS with detailed instructions about how to access this funding.
Contractors holding a Bridge, CalWORKs Stage One, C2AP, C3AP, CAPP, CFCC or CMAP contract will provide a per child stipend allocation directly to child care providers. CCTR, CMIG or CHAN contractors that enroll children cared for in a family child care home education network (CFCC) setting will provide a per child stipend to all CFCC providers. Otherwise, CCTR, CMIG and CHAN contractors will retain the stipend allocation for COVID-19 pandemic relief.
Contractors who must distribute stipends to providers will receive an additional allocation equal to five percent of the total stipend allocation for administrative costs. The one-time per-child stipend amount of $600 per child that is issued from a contractor to a provider must not be reduced.
CalWORKs Stage One and Bridge program child care providers who receive child care payments from the county will receive their check directly from the FoundationCCC. These stipend checks were mailed out on September 16th. Stipend payments are taxable. Please enter your tax information through this W-9 form. The form is secure, and your personal information will be kept confidential. If you need assistance, please call the FoundationCCC hotline at 866-470-6792.
If you are a child care provider, please visit our child care provider stipend webpage for more information about the stipends.
Please reach out the Foundation for Community Colleges with any questions: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Care Provider Stipend Webinar:
ARPA Survey Webinar
2018 Disaster Relief Grant Stipends
The Supplemental Disaster Relief Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-20) made funding available for stipends to child care providers impacted by the 2018 California wild fires.
Who was Eligible for a 2018 Disaster Grant Stipend?
Child care providers who operated in specific FEMA declared zip codes during 2018 and provided care to children receiving child care subsides are eligible for this stipend. The following zip codes are included in eligibility for the 2018 Disaster Relief Grant Stipend:
- California Wildfire - 96019
- Camp Fire - 95926, 95928, 95954, 95965, 95969
- Cranston Fire - 92561, 92549
- Carr Fire - 96001, 96002, 96003, 96007, 96008, 96019, 96049, 96052
- Creek Fire - 92346, 96001, 96007
- Holiday Fire - 93111, 93117
- Klamathon Fire - 96044
- Mendocino Fire Complex - 95451, 95453, 95458, 95464, 95469, 95485
- Santa Barbara/Ventura Wildfires - 93108, 93105
- Shasta Wildfire - 96019
- Pawnee Fire - 95423
- West Fire - 91901
- Woolsey Fire/Hill Fire - 93012, 90265, 90290, 91301, 91320, 91360, 91361, 91362, 91377, 93065
Funding from the 2018 Disaster Relief Grants is intended to be used for costs associated with and to assist in recovery from the 2018 fires. Providers must complete a certification stating that they will not use these funds for costs already covered by FEMA or other insurance, including private insurance.
CCDD Disaster Stipend Webinar
CCDD Disaster Stipend FAQs
Question: I am an Alternative Payment Program (APP) and there are some California State Preschool Programs on the list of providers who will receive a stipend in my county. Do we as the APP issue the stipend?
Answer: If your APP program received funding to issues stipends to a California State Preschool Program, you may issue it to the program in the list that was provided by the California Department of Social Services 2018 Disaster Relief Team.
Question: For State Preschool Programs, should the stipend checks be issued to a Director/Owner, or a program?
Answer: The named recipient of the stipend should be the program business name receiving the stipend, not a named person. If a person name is listed in the attestation, please have the person list the business name instead