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Child Development Fiscal Services (CDFS)


Alternative Payment (AP) Contingency Funds: The application is now available.

AP contractors may apply for reimbursement of up to three (3) percent of their contract amount, or for a greater amount subject to the discretion of the CDE based on availability of funds. Applications may be submitted as early as May 1, 2016 and up to September 30, 2016.

The Application (form CDFS 1571 04/16) will be available on the Internet during the application period at Child Development Fiscal information. Please note, this form must be received by the CDE no later than September 30, 2016.

The CDE will verify the amount of additional services provided and costs incurred, taking into account the limits stated above. The verification of costs incurred may also take into account the availability of state funds held in the contractor’s Reserve Account that could be used to cover the additional costs. Payments for additional AP services from the contingency fund will be made to the extent that funding is available.

Fiscal Reporting

When completing the CalWORKs Stage 2 and Stage 3 Caseload Report you must report actual caseload numbers, provider payments, child months of services, etc. When completing the Child Development Fiscal Services Report, per Title 5 regulations, the accrual method must be used when reporting revenue and expenses. Not following these rules may adversely affect the amount of funding that is made available to your agency.

If you have additional questions please contact your fiscal analyst. An updated 2016/2017 list can be found on the Department's Child Development Web page under "Analyst Directories".

The New Regional Market Rate TrustLined/Relative Maximum Reimbursement Ceilings

New Regional Market Rate Ceilings: Senate Bill 826 (Chapter 23 of the Statues of 2016), which was signed into law on June 27, 2016, maintains the current Regional Market Rate ceilings through December 31, 2016. On January 1, 2017 the new ceilings will be established at the 75th percentile of the 2014 Regional Market Rate survey or at the Regional Market Rate ceilings as they existed prior to December 31, 2016, whichever is higher. Commencing January 1, 2017 the license-exempt child care providers will increase to 70% of the family child care home rate.

Until December 31, 2016, the new Regional Market Rate ceilings will only be available to those that can log in to this Web site.

The new ceilings will be available to the public on January 1, 2017.

The current ceilings are available at Reimbursement Ceilings for Subsidized Child Care.

Instructions: Please enter a vendor code and password then select the 'Logon' button:




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