This contractor landing page provides information for child care subsidy administrators on the California Department of Social Service’s contracting process, regulations, and policies.
New: Contractors are encouraged to read and understand all requirements in our most recent Fiscal Handbook, available on our Fiscal Resources Webpage
Contractor List by County
Contractor List by County: State-level child care program information for all child care and development programs administered by CDSS. The list includes information on each agency's Executive Officer and Program Director, their contact information, and the agency's assigned consultant.
Funding Opportunities and Applications
Funding Terms and Conditions
Fiscal Year 2023-24
Fiscal Year 2022-23
Fiscal Year 2021-22
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.
Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator
CCDD has developed a Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator that is to be used to calculate family fees during initial certification and recertification of families receiving subsidized child care. Please note that family fee collection will continue to be waived for all child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) through September 30, 2023. In an effort to differentiate resources between the California Department of Education (CDE) and CDSS, the CCDD family fee calculator should be used when determining the family fees for the following program types:
- CalWORKS Stage 2 (C2AP)
- CalWORKS Stage 3 (C3AP)
- California Alternative Payment Program (CAPP)
- California Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP)
- Children with Severe Disabilities (CHAN)
- Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG)
- Family Child Care Education Home Networks (CFCC)
- General Child Care and Development (CCTR)
Please click here to be directed to the Child Care Family Fee Rate Calculator.
Please contact your Program Quality Improvement (PQI) Consultant if you have any questions about how family fees are calculated.
Please contact the Child Development Management Information System (CDMIS) Support team for technical or functionality issues with the Family Fee Calculator by email at CDMIS@dss.ca.gov.
Please direct questions to your assigned Program Quality Improvement (PQI) consultant.