AB 188, as introduced, Cristina Garcia. Child care: alternative payment providers: reimbursement rates: eligibility requirements.
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to contract with local contracting agencies for alternative payment programs that are intended to allow for maximum parental choice in child care. Existing law requires reimbursement for alternative payment programs to include the cost of child care paid to child care providers plus the administrative and support services costs of the alternative payment program, as provided, and limits the total cost for administration and support services to an amount not to exceed 17.5% of the total contract amount.
This bill would also require alternative payment programs to be reimbursed for making eligibility determinations at a rate of three percent of the total contract amount.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 8223 of the Education Code is amended
The reimbursement for alternative payment programs
2shall include the cost of child care paid to child care providers plus
3the administrative and support services costs of the alternative
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5 total cost for administration and support services shall not exceed
6an amount equal to 17.5 percent of the total contract amount. The
7administrative costs shall not exceed the costs allowable for
8administration under federal requirements.