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Universal PreKindergarten Mixed Delivery Planning Grant

Funding Description

The purpose of this grant program is to expand access universally to preschool programs for three- and four-year-old children across the state through a mixed-delivery system. The program funds local planning councils (LPCs) and resource and referral (R&R) agencies to support the mixed delivery system of Universal PreKindergarten (UPK). The grant focus is to support the relationship building between the local education agencies (LEAs), county office of education (COE), the LPC, and the R&R. The grantee will partner with the LEA and COE to align plans for the expansion of UPK.


Eligible Applicants Other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria An LPC may submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to receive priority for grant awards from their county's allocation funds. LPCs may also form a consortium to submit an LOI with other LPCs in their region. R&Rs in counties where the LPC does not submit an LOI, may submit a joint LOI with the LPC. R&Rs may form a consortium with other counties in their region to receive funding.
Other Eligibility Considerations Applicants must submit an LOI and Request for Data (RFD) to be eligible for funding. To the extent funds are available in the annual Budget Act for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 fiscal years, existing grantees will be eligible to apply for a renewal grant. The LOI deadline has passed. The LOI deadline has past, due December 6, 2022, at 5PM. If an LOI has not been submitted, please contact:
Eligible Grade Level(s) Pre-K
Eligible Age Level(s) 3, 4


Legal Authority Chapter 2 of Part 6 Division 1 of Title 1 of the California Education Code, Article 13.1 commencing with Section 8320.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2022-23
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6102 / 8590
Total Available $18,300,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Funding will be allocated to county's based on the following allocation formula: - Base Funding: a base grant for each county based on the number of three- and four-year-old children in a county - Supplemental Funding: a supplemental grant will be provided to grantees based on the following: - The number of three- and four-year-old children in the county who are currently eligible for, but not enrolled in, subsidized preschool programs as part of the mixed-delivery system for universal preschools - The number of three- and four-year-old children with exceptional needs in the county.

Important Dates

Date Application Available Unavailable
Due Date Unavailable
Expected Notification Date Unavailable

Additional Information

Application UPK Mixed Delivery Planning Grant RFD webpage []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Funding ResultsUPK Mixed Delivery Planning Grant Funding Results []
Other Unavailable


Program Kate MoheyEldin,
Fiscal Diana Lua,
Division Early Education Division, 916-322-6233
Last Modified: March 21, 2023
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