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Early Learning and Care Contractors Early Learning and Care Division and  Fiscal and Administrative Services Division Date  February 5 2021 Time  1000 AM 1100 AM Welcome and Introductions ID: 999938

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1. Webinar on COVID-19 Guidance for Early Learning and Care ContractorsEarly Learning and Care Division and Fiscal and Administrative Services DivisionDate:  February 5, 2021Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

2. Welcome and Introductions2

3. Meeting AgendaIntroduction and Director's WelcomeCalifornia Department of Education (CDE) Updates – What's New and UpcomingProgram Quality Implementation (PQI) UpdatesFiscal UpdatesQuestionsClosing3

4. Where are the Federal Funds? On December 27, 2020, Congress approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and authorized $10 billion nationallyCalifornia was awarded $964 million of these funds on February 3, 20214

5. Senate Bill (SB) 820, Section 61: Language for Additional Federal FundsProposed Investment in Priority OrderStatus and CDE Notes(1) $30 million to reimburse providers for waived family fees for families in distance learning or sheltering in place, September 2020 through June 2021Already met with previous $110 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF)(2) $35 million in additional funds for dual provider payments during 14 additional non-operational daysNot needed; the amount already allocated is sufficient(3) $100 million to extend Emergency Childcare through June 2021 and enroll additional children in Emergency ChildcareAll children in Emergency Childcare have been extended through June 30, 2021 with previous $110 million federal CRF5

6. SB 820, Section 61: Language for Additional Federal Funds (2)Proposed Investment in Priority OrderStatus and CDE Notes(4) $30 million to expand access to high quality direct contract programsThe CDE is re-looking at applications submitted for General Child Care (CCTR) expansion in 2019-20, to save time in getting funds out to the field.(5) $15 million in reopening stipendsThe CDE is working with the Legislature and the Administration to ensure these resources are issued as quickly as possible to the field.(6) $90 million in stipends to support increased costs due to COVID-19The CDE is working with the Legislature and the Administration to ensure these resources are issued as quickly as possible to the field.6

7. Management Bulletin 21-03Implements a statewide "abandonment of care" policyRemoves contractor policies for unexcused absencesUpdates the recertification timeline7

8. Management Bulletin 21-04 Only applicable to California State Preschool Programs (CSPP)Allows transitional kindergarten (TK)- and kindergarten (K)- age eligible children to be served in CSPP for the 2020-21 program year when specific requirements are metRecertification updated for full-day CSPPReporting TK- and K- age eligible children in the Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS)8

9. Program Quality Implementation Office UpdateMonitoringFederal Program Monitoring (FPM) and Contract Monitoring Reviews (CMR) Remote monitoring for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21Selection CriteriaNotification for FY 2020-21 monitoringTrainingQuality Practices During the COVID-19 PandemicProgram Self-Evaluation (PSE)PSE Management Bulletin 9

10. SB89 Cleaning Supplies for Childcare Providers (CSCP) Update CSCP  Funding UpdateAmount Apportionment $50,000,000Total expended to date$44,354,694Total unspent funds $5,645,306  Two counties over-expended Majority of counties underspentHave reports from all counties, but several are under review10

11. Fiscal Updates: Stipends or Hazardous Pay an Allowable Expense?Stipends: Federal Regulations require stipends to be a pre-approved expenditureGiven that pre-approval was not authorized, contractors should not issue stipends to employees utilizing CDE contract fundsHazardous Pay to Employees:Consistent with the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR) 200.430, contractors may issue hazardous pay to employees if they have the funding to do soHazardous pay applies to those directly employed by the contracting agency and does not apply to providers11

12. Fiscal Updates: Hazardous Pay2 CFR 200.430 and subsequent guidance provided throughout the COVID-19 pandemic supports compensation and extra pay so long as the agency ensures that the compensation: Is reasonable for the services rendered Is paid pursuant to an agreement entered in good faith between the agency and the employee Conform to established written policies and procedures of the agency Is consistent applied to both federal and non-federal activities Contractors may develop written policies and procedures that include the beginning of the pandemic, if necessary, in order to comply with these regulations and issue hazard paycontractors must not differentiate between the funding source of each employee for the purpose of determining hazardous pay for each employee12

13. Fiscal Update: Status of the Remaining $110 Million Allocation$110 million appropriated for the following priorities is sufficient to cover cost for all impacted contractors$30 million to cover the cost of waived family fees for families not receiving in-person care $80 million for: California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP), Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP), Migrant Childcare (CMIG), General Child Care (CCTR), and Family Child Care Home (CFCC) contracts to support over-earnings due to school-age children requiring full-time careExtending  the timeline of temporary Emergency Childcare services  $49 million released in December 2020, which was estimated to extend services through May 31, 202113

14. Fiscal Updates: Family Fee Augmentation for CAPP ContractorsOn or around December 18, 2020, CAPP contractors received a contract amendment that included an augmentation for July and August Family Fee WaiversAugmentation was based on the average family fees collected over the last three yearsThe CDE is reviewing data submitted on the line Waived Family Fees for Certified Children (July and August) to determine whether contractors were sufficiently funded for July and August waived family fees14

15. QuestionsPhoto Credit: Saint Vincent’s Day Home; Oakland, CA15

16. ResourcesWebinar slides, MBs, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), can be found on the ELCD COVID-19 Guidance web page at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/elcdcovid19.aspYou may submit additional questions to the ELCD Emergency email inbox at:ELCDEmergency@cde.ca.govTo contact your assigned PQI Office Regional Consultant, a list of consultants can be found on the ELCD Consultant Regional Assignments web page at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/assignments.aspConsultants are most easily reached by email or by phone at (916) 322-623316

17. Resources (2)To contact your Child and Adult Care Food Program County Analyst, a list can be found at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/cacfpcontact.asp To access the main page of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, where you can find links to trainings and so much more, please visit:https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cc/For more information about the Master Plan for Early Learning and Care, please visit https://www.chhs.ca.gov/home/master-plan-for-early-learning-and-care/ 17

18. ClosingPhoto Credit: Kidango Decoto Center; Union City, CA18