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Early Education Teacher Development Grant


Funding Description

Early Education Teacher Development Grant is funded in combination with the California Prekindergarten Planning and Implementation Grant. The entirety of the California Prekindergarten Planning and Implementation Grant Program was established as a state initiative with the goal of expanding access to classroom-based prekindergarten programs at local educational agencies (LEAs) and planning for the increased number of teachers needed to fully implement Universal Prekindergarten.

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Local education agencies (e.g., School Districts, Charter Schools, and County Offices of Education) must submit a successful request for application (RFA) describing how the LEA will both increase the number of early educators available to serve in the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) and Transitional Kindergarten (TK), and increase specific competencies for early educators within CSPP, TK, or Kindergarten (K) programs.
Other Eligibility Considerations Applicants must submit a letter of intent (LOI) to be eligible to apply for funding. The LOI can be found on the Application page below. The LOI is due February 2, 2022. LOI: Early Education Teacher Development Grant Program Letter of Intent (PDF)
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable

Funding

Legal Authority Chapter 2 of Part 6 Division 1 of Title 1 of the California Education Code, Article 13.2, commencing with Section 8281.5.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2021-22
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6054 / 8590
Total Available $100,000,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula

The grant allocation will be based on the following:

  1. The percentage of TK and K pupils eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
  2. The percentage of dual language learners that the LEA is serving or is planning to serve in a CSPP or TK program.
  3. The percentage of pupils with disabilities the LEA is serving or planning to serve in an inclusive CSPP or TK program.
  4. The percentage of pupils served, or planned to be served in a full day CSPP, TK, or K programs offered by the LEA or community-based organizations.
  5. The extent to which applicants operate in an attendance area where a significant disproportionality of particular race or ethnicities, as describes in Section 1418(d) of Title 20 of the United States Code, has been identified in special education.
  6. The extent to which the LEA is located in an area that has more than three young children, three to five years of age, inclusive, for every licensed childcare slot.
  7. The extent to which applicants plan to partner with community based CSPP and Head Start programs in their program area to ensure those teachers have access to professional development along with teachers employed by the LEA.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date June 15, 2022

Additional Information

Application Early Education Teacher Development Grant [http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r2/eetdg21rfa.asp]
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Funds apportioned to eligible entities may be used for any purposes consistent with and including, but not limited to purposes specified in Education Code Section 8281.5 (d)(6)(A-H).

Contacts

Program Alana Pinsler, APinsler@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Marizu Okemiri, Mokemiri@cde.ca.gov
Division Early Learning & Care Division
Last Modified: January 18, 2022
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