Subject: FIRE- Extension for counties affected by recent fires for the CSPP and CCTR Expansion RFAs

Attention: California School Districts, County Office of Education Superintendents and agencies of early learning and care programs interested in applying for California State Preschool Program or General Child Care and Development Program funding

The CDE, ELCD wants to thank you for all you do to serve California’s young children, their families, and communities and to acknowledge the heartbreaking destruction the recent tragic wildfires in California have caused.

For agencies affected by recent fires, the ELCD will be extending the due date to Wednesday, January 2, 2019, for the fiscal year (FY) 2018–19 California State Preschool Program (CSPP) and General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR) Request for Applications (RFA).

Note: This extension is only for those counties who have been affected by the fires. If you are interested in applying for either of these funding opportunities and need an extension, please reach out to the assigned regional consultant to inform them of your extension request. The ELCD must receive your request in order to grant your agency an extension.

You can locate the contact information for your assigned regional Field Services Consultant on the ELCD Consultants Regional Assignments web page at or by phone at 916-322-6233.

· For all other questions regarding the CSPP RFA, please send an email to CSPPRFA.

· For all other questions regarding the CCTR RFA, please send an email to CCTRRFA.

The following documents can be referred to for completing the application:

· FY 2018–19 California Department of Education CSPP Web page at

· FY 2018–19 California Department of Education CCTR Web page at


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