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SB-393 Migrant Childcare and Development Programs.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/11/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 393


Introduced by Senator Hurtado

February 11, 2021


An act to amend Section 8233 of the Education Code, relating to public social services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 393, as introduced, Hurtado. Migrant Childcare and Development Programs.
Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to administer all migrant childcare and development programs. Existing law requires children of migrant agricultural worker families, as defined, to be enrolled in child development programs on the basis of specified priorities. Existing law authorizes the cost for migrant programs to exceed the standard reimbursement rate established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Existing law requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to annually reimburse seasonal migrant childcare and development agencies for approvable startup and closedown costs. Existing law, as of July 1, 2021, transfers that program and responsibility to the State Department of Social Services.
This bill would instead authorize the cost for migrant programs to exceed the regional market rate established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The bill would instead require the Superintendent of Public Instruction to annually reimburse approvable ongoing costs. The bill would also require the reimbursement for the migrant program to include the cost of childcare paid to childcare providers plus the administrative and support services costs of the alternative payment program, as specified. The bill would make related findings and declarations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(1) California operates one Migrant Childcare Alternative Payment program.
(2) California’s Migrant Childcare Alternative Payment program supports the unique needs of migrant workers whose employ requires migrant patterns to follow agricultural work amongst at least 19 counties.
(3) This Migrant Childcare Alternative Payment program was established specifically to support the unique work, cultural, linguistic and diverse needs of migrant families.
(4) Once a migrant family is enrolled into the Migrant Childcare Alternative Payment program a family can continue migrating and working in any county within California.
(5) Over 50 percent of the family’s total gross income needs to come from employment in agriculture or agriculturally related work to be eligible for the program.
(6) Migrant families that have an established need of employment, seeking employment, parental incapacity, vocational training, homelessness or seeking permanent housing to receive childcare are in need of assistance.
(b) Accordingly, it is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act, to support the unique needs of the Migrant Childcare Alternative Payment program in order to meet the needs of this integral population by supporting their access to childcare and early learning.

SEC. 2.

 Section 8233 of the Education Code is amended to read:

8233.
 (a) Cost for migrant programs may exceed the standard reimbursement regional market rate established by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. In no case shall the reimbursement exceed the cost of the program. State-funded programs may be eligible for Chapter I federal funds to supplement state funding. These funds shall not be contingent upon the provision of additional child days or enrollment.
(b) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall annually reimburse seasonal migrant child care childcare and development agencies for approvable startup and closedown ongoing costs. Reimbursement for both startup and closedown ongoing costs shall not exceed 15 percent of each such agency’s the total contract amount.

Seasonal migrant child care and development agencies shall submit reimbursement claims for startup costs with their first monthly reports, and reimbursement claims for closedown costs with their final reports.

(c) The reimbursement for the migrant program shall include the cost of childcare paid to childcare providers plus the administrative and support services costs of the alternative payment program. The total cost for administration and support services shall be 21 percent of the total contract amount. The administrative costs shall not exceed the costs allowable for administration under federal requirements.