The Expanded Learning Division of the State of California Department of Education sent the following notification to the Sponsored Projects Office.


From: Iqbal Badwalz
Date: Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Subject: Fw: March 13, 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Dear Region 4 Expanded Learning Grantees -

I am forwarding a copy of the email from Expanded Learning Division dated March 13, 2020. The intent is to reach out to all program and fiscal staff.

We may not have immediate answers to a whole lot of questions. So to be providing consistent responses through out the state, the Expanded Learning Division has centralized its intake of questions. Please forward your questions to,, and, with a cc to me at

Thank you,

Iqbal Badwalz, Region 4 Consultant
916-548-2248 (Cell Phone)

From: Expanded Learning <>
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 3:21 PM
To: Iqbal Badwalz
Subject: March 13, 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Dear Expanded Learning Grantees and Partners:

The California Department of Education is aware of the unprecedented situation regarding the (COVID-19) and is working to determine the best steps to manage the crisis. The Expanded Learning Division’s (EXLD’s) priority is to diffuse the fear, reassure, and support our expanded learning program participants, families, staff, and partners.

Any program closure or decreased participation related to COVID-19 will receive attendance relief to protect grant funding. The EXLD is working to make this process as efficient as possible. More specific guidance will be sent as soon as it is completed.

During this time, the EXLD is encouraging grantees to work locally with hourly and classified staff, partner agencies, and community-based organizations to negotiate financial relief to support the individuals affected.

If you have any questions regarding this email please send the response to the Expanded Learning mailbox at

Expanded Learning Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-319-0923

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