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Survey to Assess Impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Stage 1, 2, 3, the California Alternative Payment (AP) Program, and the California Migrant Alternative Payment Program (CMAP)

This survey is being jointly administered by the CDE and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to collect key information needed for the COVID-19 response.

 

Pursuant to the CDE’s Management Bulletin (MB) 20-04 (https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/mb2004.asp), released March 18, 2020, and the CDSS All County Welfare Directors Letter (https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/Additional-Resources/Letters-and-Notices/ACWDL/2020/ACWDL_3-30-20.pdf) released March 30, 2020, the CDE and the CDSS are now collecting data on the number of dual payments referred to in that guidance. This data will inform the state’s understanding of how programs are responding to COVID-19 and is critical for decision-making purposes.

 

Accordingly, pursuant to the above-referenced guidance, the CDE and the CDSS are requiring all Alternative Payment contractors and County Welfare Departments that administer CalWORKs Stage 1, 2, 3, the California Alternative Payment Program, and the California Migrant Alternative Payment Program to complete this survey by 5pm on May 11, 2020.

 

This survey contains the same questions asked in the last survey. In addition to identifying information about your agency or department, the survey asks two key questions:

 

  1. What percentage of children receiving a voucher from your agency or department moved from one provider to a secondary provider due to the closure of their primary provider?

a.    Periods this data will be collected for:

                          i.     March 16 to March 31

                         ii.     The month of April

  1. What percentage of children receiving a voucher from your agency or department were on a variable schedule? (only asked to CDE contractors)

a.    Periods this data will be collected for:

                          i.     The month of March

                         ii.     The month of April

We are asking agencies and departments to resubmit information for March now that more complete information is available.

 

If you are able to submit data before the deadline, please do so.

 

Alternative Payment contractors who administer CalWORKs Stage 1 on behalf of their County Welfare Department must provide CalWORKs Stage 1 data in addition to data on their CDE contracted programs.

 

Contractors operating in multiple counties should only submit one survey response that includes all counties served.

 

To complete the survey, please answer all questions. If you have any questions about filing out this survey, please contact ELCDEmergency@cde.ca.gov or CCPB@dss.ca.gov.

 

Link to the survey: https://surveys2.cde.ca.gov/go/mayimpactsofcorona.asp

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