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Local Quality Improvement Efforts and Outcomes Descriptive Study

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The purpose of the study is to identify, describe, and compare the range and diversity of county-based early childhood education quality improvement systems. Information garnered from this study will inform the California Department of Education Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge evaluation, and move California toward increasing the quality of early learning programs; inform how to better use local, state and federal funds to improve program quality and provide an opportunity to align current practices.


Eligible Applicants Individuals, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The applicant must be legally constituted and qualified to do business within the State of California (registered with the Secretary of State). With the exception of applicants whose legal status precludes incorporation (i.e., public agencies, sole proprietorships, partnerships), contractors that are not fully incorporated by the deadline for submitting proposals will be disqualified.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Budget Item 6110-199-0890 (l), Provision 1; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. (P.L. 111-5) (CFDA 93.708)
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2012-13
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4810 / 8290
Total Available $1,500,000
Recipient Amount Up to $1,500,000.00
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding will be awarded to the lowest bidder meeting the contract performance requirements.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 30, 2012
Due Date July 12, 2012
Expected Notification Date August 8, 2012

Additional Information

Application Local Quality Improvement Descriptive Study []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsQRIS Study 2012 []
Other A letter of intent is due by 5:00 p.m. on June 12, 2012. There will be no bidder conference. The anticipated contract period will be October 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. The total amount available for the contract is $1,500,000.00 for fiscal year (FY) July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.


Program Cecelia Fisher-Dahms, 916-324-9739,
Fiscal Bettina Wong, 916-327-5940,
Division Early Education & Support Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-445-4871 (fax)
Last Modified: February 17, 2015

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