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Senate Bill (SB) 89 COVID-19 Early Learning and Care Response Funds

We recognize and admire the work you perform every day to keep our children, families and community safe and thriving. We thank you for your bravery and unwavering commitment. As your Resource and Referral (R&R) agency we are here to help.

Connections for Children (CFC) has received an apportionment of funds from the California Department of Education (CDE) allocated for cleaning supplies, personal protective equipment, and other supplies that child care providers need to ensure healthy and safe child care settings during COVID-19. Eligible child care providers include licensed centers, licensed family child care homes, and license-exempt providers. For license-exempt providers, capacity is determined by the total number of children receiving child care subsidy through CFC. In order to receive funds child care providers must be open or plan to reopen during COVID-19 within the Connections’ service area. 

Based on the CDE guidelines, each child care provider has the option to request funding in one of the following ways:

·      100% Funding

·      50% Funding and 50% Supplies

·      100% Supplies

If you choose 100% funding, you will receive $65.89 per child served. Providers currently receiving child care subsidy payments through CFC will receive payment in the same method as your subsidy payment (bank wire transfer or check). All other providers will receive a physical check mailed to the address that is provided in the self-certification form. If you prefer an electronic payment, please download this ACH form and email it to Lidia Sanchez . If you have not received a payment from CFC in the last 12-months, please download this W-9 form and submit it with your self-certification form. 

If you choose 50% funding and 50% supplies, you will receive $32.95 per child served in funds and $32.95 worth of supplies per child served. CFC will order supplies and have them delivered directly to the address provided. Shipping timeline and supplies will vary based on product availability. 

If you choose 100% cleaning supplies, you will not receive a payment of funds from CFC. For each child served, you will receive $65.89 in supplies. CFC will order supplies and have them delivered directly to the address provided. Shipping timeline and supplies will vary based on product availability.  Supplies MAY include: disposable masks/gloves, hand soap, bleach, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.

All child care providers who complete the self-certification form will have the option to sign-up with the supplier we are using to order supplies, Food & Supply Source. After granting us permission to share your information, you will receive an email from Food & Supply Source with information to create an account and order supplies at your own discretion. Click here to watch a short informational video on Food & Supply Source. CFC is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Food & Supply Source, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates.

Please note that requesting funds will be the fastest option due to the current market delays experienced when ordering supplies and the lack of cleaning supply availability.

The funds will be available on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. Starting September 15, 2020 providers may apply for second round of funding. Providers do not need to provide receipts for these purchases. To apply, eligible child care providers should: 

1.     Quickest method, complete the self-certification online at

OR Print and Download the form at Scan or take a picture of the completed form, and e-mail it to

Or mail the completed form to Attn: Liliana Hernandez, Connections for Children, 5901 W. Century Blvd., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90045

2. E-mail supporting documents - W-9 form and  if you prefer an electronic payment, download the ACH form -  to Lidia Sanchez

Contact Liliana Hernandez with any questions. 
Phone: (310)452-3325 Ext. 276