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Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) FY 2013-14

The California RTT-ELC grant, issued by the United States Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, is federal funding that will be used to support planning and coordination for full implementation of a county or regional Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to help improve access and quality of early learning programs for children with high needs, age 0-5.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies, other organizations or agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Potential Regional Leadership Consortia agencies must currently be operating or developing a QRIS and have submitted a Letter of Intent to Participate. Potential agencies must also be known for their success in delivering and investing in high-quality early learning and development programs as well as other program investments for children birth through age five, and be prepared to make significant financial investments in the further development of quality improvement initiatives in their region.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
First 5 County Commissions are also eligible for these funds.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Pre-K
Eligible
Age Level(s)
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Funding

Legal
Authority
CFDA No. 84.412A; PL111-5 and 112-10. 14005 and 14006, Division A, of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, as amended by Section 1832(B) of Division B of Public Law 112-10, The Department of Defense and Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5037 / 8290
Total Available $14,791,568
Recipient
Amount
See Allocation Formula
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Each of the 17 county recipients will receive a prorated funding amount based on their high need population that is weighted against the combined high need population of all 17 county recipients.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected
Notification Date
September 1, 2013

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/rt/
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding Resultshttp://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r2/rttelc13result.asp
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Cecelia Fisher-Dahms
Phone : 916-324-9739
E-mail : cfisherd@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Simon Marquez
Phone : 916-319-0625
E-mail : smarquez@cde.ca.gov
Division Early Education & Support Division
Phone : 916-322-6233
Fax : 916-445-4871

Last Modified: March 11, 2014

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