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Impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Childcare Voucher Programs
California Department of Education (CDE)
California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
|Survey to Assess Impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Stage 1, 2, 3, the California Alternative Payment (AP) Program, and the California Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP)|
|This survey is being jointly administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to collect key information needed for the COVID-19 response.|
Pursuant to the CDE's Management Bulletin (MB) 20-04, released March 18, 2020 and the CDSS All County Welfare Directors Letter released March 30, 2020, the CDE and the CDSS are now collecting data on the number of dual payments referred to in that guidance. This data will inform the state's understanding of how programs are responding to COVID-19 and is critical for decision-making purposes.
|Accordingly, pursuant to the above-referenced guidance, the CDE and the CDSS are requiring all Alternative Payment contractors and County Welfare Departments that administer CalWORKs Stage 1, 2, 3, the California Alternative Payment Program, and the California Migrant Alternative Payment Program to complete this survey by 5pm on May 11, 2020.|
This survey contains the same questions asked in the last survey. In addition to identifying information about your agency or department, the survey asks two key questions:
1. What percentage of children receiving a voucher from your agency or department moved from one provider to a secondary provider due to the closer of their primary provider?
2. What percentage of children receiving a voucher from your agency or department were on a variable schedule? (only asked to CDE contractors)
|You will be asked to provide data at the contract level for two time periods: (1) March 16 to March 31, and (2) the month of April. (We are asking agencies and departments to resubmit information for March 16 to March 31 now that more complete information is available.)|
If you are able to submit data before the deadline, please do so.
Alternative Payment contractors who administer CalWORKs Stage 1 on behalf of their County Welfare Department must provide CalWORKs Stage 1 data in addition to data on their CDE contracted programs.
Contractors operating in multiple counties should only submit one survey response that includes all counties served.