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Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program 2023-27

Projected Funding Profile: No due date information is available.

The goal of the Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program (IEEEP) grant is to increase access for young children birth to five years old in inclusive early care and education programs. It supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and exceptional needs, including children with severe disabilities, in early care and education settings pursuant to Part B and Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Program Questions: Inclusion Support Office, email:, phone: 916-322-6233

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Document Description

Request for Applications (Enterprise Grants Management System)
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Local educational agencies, including school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education are eligible to submit an Inclusive Early Education Expansion Program (IEEEP) Request for Application (RFA). Eligible applicants may apply and submit the RFA by March 15, 2024.

The IEEEP application will be released through the Grant management tool from REI Systems. All potential IEEEP applicants must register with the Grants Management tool, which will be available soon. To register please email a request to

Overview and Instructions (DOCX)

IEEEP Grant RFA instructions and forms

Budget Narrative (DOCX)

IEEEP Grant applicants must complete and submit the Budget Narrative.
Budget Summary (XLSX)
IEEEP Grant applicants must complete and submit the Budget Summary.

Section IV: Application Budget (Required)
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A projected budget for each fiscal year (FY) of the entire grant period (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2027) is required for the application.

Webinar Presentation
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Register for the IEEEP Grant: RFA Technical Assistance Webinar External link opens in new window or tab., presented by the California Department of Education (CDE) on February 15, 2024, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please register in advance.

Webinar Recording
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Recorded webinar from the IEEEP Grant: Request for Application Technical Assistance Webinar from the CDE on: to be determined (TBD).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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IEEEP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Request for Appeal

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The CDE must receive any request for appeal no later than TBD.

Appellants must submit appeal letters to the CDE electronically via email to

Appeals are limited to addressing how the CDE failed to correctly apply the standards for reviewing the application as specified in the RFA. Additional information will not be accepted. Missing or incomplete documentation cannot be the basis for an appeal. Late appeals will not be considered.

The CDE will notify appellants of the results of their appeal within 10 business days of the receipt of the appeal letter. The CDE's decision is the final administrative action afforded by the appeal.

Funding Results
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IEEEP Funding Results.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description
General Assurances & Certifications

Required as a condition prior to receiving funds. Applicants will need to download, read, and file the General Assurances and Certifications document in their school files. This document is to be kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits.

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
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