Community Care Expansion Preservation Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Community Care Expansion (CCE) Preservation Program will make noncompetitive allocations available to counties for the preservation of licensed residential and senior care facilities serving applicants and recipients of Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) or Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Two types of funding are available: $55 million in Operating Subsidy Payments (OSP) to cover potential or projected operating deficits in existing residential adult and senior care facilities so they can avoid closure and $140 million in Capital Project (CP) funding to allow facilities to make essential physical repairs or necessary upgrades to avoid closure or make the facility compliant with licensing standards.

The Preservation Program is one part of the total $805 million CCE program, which was established through Assembly Bill (AB) 172 (Chapter 696, Statutes of 2021). Funds will be allocated to county governments through a non-competitive award process.  Counties will design and implement the programs locally and are responsible for disbursing funds to local existing licensed adult and senior care facilities serving qualifying individuals. Information about specific allocation amounts available, broken down by county, is provided in the NOFA.

Counties that have received an allocation from the state must accept or decline OSP and/or CP funds in the web portal by July 15, 2022.

How to Apply 

Counties that would like to accept the OSP and/or CP allocation from the state and have facilities serving the prioritized populations must:

    1. Review the NOFA; 
    2. Please review the informational webinar. Watch it here;
    3. Please review the information webinar slides. View them here.
    4. Review the County Director Certification 
    5. Complete the County Director Certification in the web portal no later than July 15, 2022; and
    6. Submit an implementation plan. 

Timeline

NOFA release June 10, 2022 
County and tribal entity informational webinarJune 17, 2022
Deadline for counties to accept allocations by completing the certificationJuly 15, 2022
Deadline for counties to submit an initial implementation plan for OSP and/or CP fundsOctober 15, 2022
Deadline for counties to submit a final implementation plan for OSP and/or CP fundsJanuary 15, 2023
Initial award announcements (issued within 45 days of receipt of a completed certification)Ongoing
Standard agreement (contract) with participating countiesIssued by AHP within 60 days of county submission of an implementation plan

Counties that do not want to accept funding are asked to indicate that by completing the certification, declining funding, by July 15, 2022.

See updated questions for CCE below, and visit our searchable FAQ for any additional questions you have!

CDSS has contracted with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), to implement this project, and AHP will offer technical assistance throughout the life of this funding. If you have questions, please contact cce.preservation@ahpnet.com or visit our contact page.