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Quality Counts California (QCC) Workforce Pathways Grant FY 2020-21


Important Notice: Programs Moved to CDSS

While the California Department of Education continues to operate the California State Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SV) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of many childcare programs from the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may include programs that have moved to CDSS. For additional assistance you can either visit the CDSS Child Care Transition web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

he QCC Workforce Pathways Grant is designed to align with the QCC professional development system and to focus on local workforce needs across all care setting types. A total of $12,281,316 is available. This amount has been distributed among local consortia and multi-county consortia that apply for funding by submitting a QCC Workforce Development Plan. Childcare Planning Councils (LPCs) have first right of refusal to submit an application for the QCC Workforce Pathways Grant.

Program Questions: Nadirah Jones, email: QCCWorkforce@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-323-1343

Downloading Questions: QCC ELC Workforce, email: QCCWorkforce@cde.ca.gov

Document Description
Request for Applications for the Quality Counts California Workforce Pathways Grant.
Form to be completed, signed, and included in the Request for Application.
Budget forms for use with the FY 2020–21 Quality Counts California Workforce Pathways Grant Request for Applications.
Check list designed to assist applicants to ensure their applications are complete and accurate.
Notification to the Early Learning and Care Division that the agency does not intend to apply.
Erratum #1 for the FY 2020–21 Quality Counts California Workforce Pathways Grant Request for Applications.
Quality Counts California (QCC) Workforce Pathways Grant Request for Applications Technical Assistance Webinar PowerPoint.
Frequently Asked Questions for the FY 2020–21 Quality Counts California Workforce Pathways Grant Request for Applications.

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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