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Universal Prekindergarten Planning & Implementation Grant


Funding Description

The Universal Prekindergarten Planning (UPK) & Implementation Grant is a state early learning planning and capacity building initiative with the goal of expanding access for preschool-age students to prekindergarten programs at local educational agencies (LEAs). Grant funds may pay for costs associated with creating or expanding California state preschool programs or transitional kindergarten programs, or establish or strengthen partnerships with other providers of prekindergarten education within the LEA, including Head Start programs.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria LEAs (school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education) are eligible to receive grants.
Other Eligibility Considerations All LEAs that operate kindergarten programs as determined using California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Fall 1 kindergarten enrollment from the 2020-21 certification.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority California Education Code Section 8281.5
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6053 / 8590
Total Available $175,655,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula

Minimum Base Grants: LEAs with an enrollment of 1 to 23 pupils, inclusive, will receive twenty-five thousand dollars. LEAs with an enrollment of 24 to 99 pupils, inclusive, will receive fifty thousand dollars. LEAs with an enrollment of 100 or more pupils will receive one hundred thousand dollars.

Add-On Grants: After allocations have been made for base grants to LEAs as described above and county offices of education as described in the UPK Planning & Implementation - Countywide Planning and Capacity Grant funding profile, 60 percent of the remaining funds will be available as enrollment grants and 40 percent of the remaining funding will be available as supplemental grants.

  • Enrollment Grants: These grants must be allocated based on the LEA's proportional share of total California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Fall 1 kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-20 fiscal year, as applied to the total amount of program funds available for the enrollment grant. The total statewide kindergarten enrollment must be calculated using the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Fall 1 kindergarten enrollment minus the transitional kindergarten program enrollment for the 2019-20 fiscal year for each LEA.
  • Supplemental Grants: These grants must be allocated based on the LEA's California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System Fall 1 kindergarten enrollment minus the transitional kindergarten program enrollment for the 2019-20 fiscal year, multiplied by the LEA's unduplicated pupil percentage as certified as of the second principal apportionment. Funds must be distributed percent-to-total from funds available for the supplemental grant.

The funds must be available for encumbrance until June 30, 2024.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date December 17, 2021

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsUPK Planning & Implementation Grant Allocations [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r2/upkpi2122result.asp]
Other Unavailable

Contacts

Program Ben Allen, UPKPlanningGrant@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Marizu Okemiri, UPKPlanningGrant@cde.ca.gov
Division Early Education Division
Last Modified: May 26, 2022
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