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AB-1345 Emergency services: licensed childcare providers.(2021-2022)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 8647.6 is added to the Government Code, to read:

 The Department of Social Services shall, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services and childcare stakeholders, including, but not limited to, individual childcare providers, county childcare resource and referral agencies, childcare centers’ and childcare homes’ representatives, childcare center associations, and family childcare associations, establish guidelines regarding the use, by licensed and license-exempt childcare providers, of funds provided to the state by the federal government, including, but not limited to, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds in response to a disaster or emergency, including but not limited to COVID-19, after the Governor has declared a disaster, state of emergency, or statewide state of emergency. The guidelines shall specify, subject to any limitations imposed on the use of funds by FEMA or federal law, how funds provided by the federal government or FEMA will be allocated to licensed and license-exempt childcare providers, the timeline at which the funds will be distributed to licensed and license-exempt childcare providers, and any use for which the funds may be used, including for staying open or for reopening a childcare program during or after the declaration, to the extent permissible under federal and state law.