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California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend (CTKS) Program

Funding Description

This program allocates $15,000,000 for purposes of professional development and educational stipends to be administered by Local Planning Councils (LPCs) for teachers in Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and teachers in the California State Preschool Program (CSPP).


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Local Planning Councils in each California county administer the program. Transitional Kindergarten Teachers are the first priority, and California State Preschool Program teachers are the second priority.
Other Eligibility Considerations Only Local Planning Councils may administer the CTKS program. All 58 California counties have Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K, TK
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4, 5


Legal Authority Chapter 687, Statutes of 2014, was signed by the Governor on September 27, 2014, Education Finance Trailer Bill of the 2014-2015 Budget Act.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6126 / 8590
Total Available $15,000,000
Recipient Amount Variable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Allocations are based on demographic data and comprise a projection of the actual numbers of eligible TK children in each county.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

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Program Virginia Early, 916-323-1317,
Fiscal Virginia Early, 916-323-1317,
Division Early Education Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-445-4871 (fax)
Last Modified: June 8, 2020
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