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QCC QRIS Block Grant FY 2019-20

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.

The fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 Quality Counts California (QCC) Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant allocates $12,000,000.00 of one-time funding through September 30, 2020, for local QRIS consortia or the Tribal region to support local early learning and care programs serving children birth to five and to increase the number of low-income children in high-quality early learning and care settings.

Program Questions: Kim Taniguchi, email:, phone: 916-323-1301

Downloading Questions: Helen Toy, Quality Improvement Office, email:, tel. 916-324-8296

Document Description
Letter of Intent to Apply (PDF)
Letter of Intent to Apply for the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 QCC QRIS Block Grant (BG) Request for Applications (RFA)
Instructions (DOCX) Instructions for the FY 2019-20 QCC QRIS BG RFA
Application (PDF) Application for the FY 2019-20 QCC QRIS BG RFA
Erratum 1 Erratum 1 for the FY 2019-20 QCC QRIS BG RFA
Funding Results Funding Results for the FY 2019-20 QCC QRIS BG RFA

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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