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RTT-ELC QRIS Evaluation

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

Funding Description

Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) has two required components of its evaluation: validating, using research-based measures, whether the tiers in The California Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System accurately reflect differential levels of program quality; and assessing, using appropriate research designs and measures of progress, the extent to which changes in quality ratings are related to progress in learning, development, and school readiness.


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 Applicants must not be affiliated or have ties with any of the California RTT-ELC Consortia.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority PL 111-5 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. (CFDA 84.412A)
Source / Type Federal / Contract
State Fiscal Year 2013-14
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5037 / 8290
Total Available $5,000,000
Recipient Amount Up to $5,000,000.00
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding will be awarded to the lowest bidder meeting the contract performance requirements.

Important Dates

Date Application Available September 23, 2013
Due Date October 24, 2013
Expected Notification Date November 13, 2013

Additional Information

Application RTT-ELC QRIS Evaluation RFP []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program Channa Hewawickrama, 916-323-3034,
Fiscal Karin Peterson, 916-322-4855,
Division Early Education & Support Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-445-4871 (fax)
Last Modified: October 10, 2013

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