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FY 2019-20 CSPP-CMIG 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) and California Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG) 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 The funding will be allocated for the CSPP-CMIG QRIS Block Grants in fiscal year 2019-20. Applicants awarded a QRIS Block Grant will receive funding subject to quarterly fiscal reporting (California Education Code sections 8426 (a)(1) and 8203.1(g)). A letter of intent is due on May 6, 2019.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4


Legal Authority California Education Code Section 8203.1; State Budget Act 6110-196-0001.
Source / Type State, Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2019-20
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6127,5035 / 8590,8290
Total Available $50,800,000
Recipient Amount Various
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date Application Available April 16, 2019
Due Date May 6, 2019
Expected Notification Date July 2, 2019

Additional Information

Application FY 2019-20 CSPP-CMIG QRIS Block Grant RFA []
Background QRIS Block Grants []
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsFunding Results 2019-20 CSPP/CMIG QRIS Block Grant []
Other Unavailable


Program Kim Taniguchi, 916-323-1301,
Fiscal Helen Toy, 916-324-8296,
Division Early Learning & Care Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-323-6853 (fax)
Last Modified: April 16, 2019
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