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Infant/Toddler Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Grant Program

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

Funding Description

This program allocates $24,163,000.00 of one-time funding through June 30, 2017, for Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) consortia to provide training, technical assistance, and resources to help infant and toddler child care providers meet a higher tier of quality as determined by their local QRIS rating matrix.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations
Required Eligibility Criteria Must have a QRIS plan on file with the California Department of Education (CDE) or demonstrate that the QRIS consortium has an operational QRIS.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2


Legal Authority Senate Bill 97 (Chapter 11, Statutes of 2015) of the 2015-16 Annual Budget Act: Budget Item 6100-194-0001, Schedule (12), Provision 17
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2015-16
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6127 / 8590
Total Available $24,163,000
Recipient Amount Variable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Each county participating in a QRIS consortia and in good standing with the CDE shall receive a minimum grant amount of $25,000 for this purpose, with remaining funds distributed to consortia based on their proportion of contracts with the CDE for infant and toddler child care and development.

Important Dates

Date Application Available January 15, 2016
Due Date March 15, 2016
Expected Notification Date April 6, 2016

Additional Information

Application FY 2015-16 Infant-Toddler QRIS Block Grant RFA []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsIT QRIS BG FY 2015-17 Funding Result []
Other Unavailable


Program Serene Yee, 916-322-1048,
Fiscal Kim Taniguchi, 916-323-1301,
Division Early Learning & Care Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-445-4871 (fax)
Last Modified: January 15, 2016
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