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FY 2017-18 California State Preschool Program QRIS Block Grant RFA

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

Funding Description

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant, Proposition 98 funds of $50 million. The QRIS Block Grant RFA will be allocated to local consortia for support of local early learning QRIS that increase the number of low-income children in high quality state preschool programs that prepare those children for success in school and life. The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction will base funding on the number of California State Preschool Program (CSPP) slots in the county or region.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Applicants must be a part of a local QRIS consortium; Partnerships and Signatures of Consortium Participants are required; Consortia must implement a QRIS incorporating the Quality Continuum Framework; Consortia must use a shared Tiered Rating Matrix; Consortia must set targets to improve the quality of state preschool programs.
Other Eligibility Considerations $50 million in funding will be allocated for the CSPP QRIS Block Grants in fiscal year 2017-18. Applicants awarded a QRIS Block Grant will receive funding subject to semi-annual fiscal reporting (California Education Code sections 8426 (a)(1) and 8203.1(g)). A letter of intent is due on December 1, 2017.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4, 5


Legal Authority California Education Code Section 8203.1; State Budget Act 6110-196-0001.
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2017-18
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6127 / 8590
Total Available $50,000,000
Recipient Amount Variable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Based on the highest of either October 2015 or October 2016 CSPP enrollment for the approved applicants.

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 13, 2017
Due Date December 1, 2017
Expected Notification Date February 7, 2018

Additional Information

Application FY 201718 CSPP QRIS Block Grant RFA []
Background QRIS Block Grants []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsCSPP QRIS FY 2017-18 RFA Funding Results []
Other Unavailable


Program Kim Taniguchi, 916-323-1301,
Fiscal Kim Taniguchi, 916-323-1301,
Division Early Learning & Care Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-323-6853 (fax)
Last Modified: November 13, 2017
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