Budget Budget ARRA Update and Proposals December 8, 2009
Early Education and Care System Components: ARRA Investments Governance (FS, C, I) Regulations (Q, WF, C) Workforce and Professional Development (Q, WF) Early Education and Care and K-12 Linkages (FS, C, I, WF) Standards, Assessment and Accountability (Q, FS,WF) Informed Families and Public (FS, C, I) Finance (Q, FS, WF, I) EEC Strategic Directions: Q = Quality FS = Family support, access, and affordability WF = Workforce C = Communications I = Infrastructure 2
ARRA Update – Approved Proposals $23.9M Child Care and Development Block Grant 3 Of the $23.9M available through CCDF grant, $1.2M must be spent on quality improvements for infant and toddlers AND $1.9M of the $23.9M must be spent for quality improvements. The $1.6M of the unexpended Summer Voucher program will be dedicated to a similar program in the summer of 2010. The $8.1M for the Aging-Up program will be reallocated to support an 18-month opening of access for infant/toddlers and preschoolers.
ARRA Update Per ARRA CCDF Regulations, funds must be obligated by September 30, 2010 and liquidated by the following September 2011; ANF, however, has requested that all agencies provide a plan on how they will obligate their ARRA funds by January, 2010; and Per ANF guidance, the following is how EEC proposes to spend the remainder ARRA funds. Details of the proposals will come in later presentations today. 4
ARRA Update – Proposed Projects 5 Todays Proposals are highlighted in yellow below; the projects highlighted in gray will be proposed at the January Board meeting.
ARRA – Proposed Projects: Review To date, the board has approved $13.3M in ARRA spending; The proposals presented today will total $8.7M; The total balance of proposals (January) will be $2M; If all proposed programs are approved by the board and ANF, this will assign all ARRA funding; Overall, $20.6M of ARRA (86%) will be dedicated toward access and $3.2M (13.4%) will be used for quality purposes. $120K, or.05% of all ARRA funding is withheld by ANF for admin purposes. 7
ARRA Earmark Breakdown 8 * $8.1M will be reallocated to the 18 month Access program; and ** In addition to the $4M, this program will also be funded with the $8.1M pre-school aging up project.