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Quality Counts California (QCC) Workforce Pathways Grant FY 2020-21

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

Funding Description

The QCC Workforce Pathways Grant is designed to align with the QCC professional development system and to focus on local workforce needs across all care setting types. A total of $12,281,316 is available. This amount has been distributed among local consortia and multi-county consortia that apply for funding by submitting a QCC Workforce Development Plan. Childcare Planning Councils (LPCs) have first right of refusal to submit an application for the QCC Workforce Pathways Grant.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria The Childcare Planning Councils (LPCs) or current salary and retention administrators have first right of refusal to submit an application for the QCC Workforce Pathways Grant. The QCC Consortia Lead will have the second right of refusal. The QCC Workforce Pathways Grant, RFA is also available to all counties and Tribal Care.
Other Eligibility Considerations The lead applicants must, at a minimum, be a participating local consortia member with the capacity to administer and implement the QCC Workforce Pathways Grant.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Legal Authority Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, 42 USCA Section 9858e
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2020-21
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 5035, 6123 / 8290, 8590
Total Available $12,281,316
Recipient Amount Variable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula CDE is moving forward with an equity-focused funding formula, but has set caps on both increases and decreases to the amount of funding that any county will receive in comparison to the 2019-20 Salary and retention contract allocation.

Important Dates

Date Application Available May 22, 2020
Due Date June 29, 2020
Expected Notification Date July 17, 2020

Additional Information

Application QCC Workforce Pathways Grant RFA []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsQCC Workforce Grant Proposed Funding Results []
Other Distribution of grant funds will follow as a result of a Request For Applications process which will include submission of an Early Learning and Care Workforce Development Pathways Grant Workforce Development Plan that aligns with the QCC Local Consortia and Partnership Grants unified approach. Successful applicants will receive an initial payment of 25 percent of the total grant award. The Lead Agency will submit quarterly invoices reflecting expenditures, and once the initial 25 percent payment has been exhausted, the CDE will reimburse the Lead Agency for allowable expenditures upon receipt and approval of the Reimbursement Invoice.


Program Quality Counts California,
Fiscal Quality Counts California,
Division Early Education Division, 916-322-6233 (phone), 916-445-4871 (fax)
Last Modified: December 19, 2022
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