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Early Education Teacher Development Grant

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

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.


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 was due February 2, 2022. We are no longer accepting LOIs at this time. LOI: Early Education Teacher Development Grant Program Letter of Intent (PDF)
Eligible Grade Level(s) Not applicable
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


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 March 30, 2022
Due Date May 27, 2022
Expected Notification Date June 20, 2022

Additional Information

Application Early Edu Teacher Dev Grant RFA []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsEarly Edu Teacher Dev Grant Funding Results []
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).


Program Alana Pinsler,
Fiscal Diana Lua,
Division Early Education Division
Last Modified: August 29, 2022
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