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QRIS Block Grants

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grants.

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grants

California State Preschool Program (CSPP) Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant

Senate Bill 858 (Chapter 32, Statutes of 2014) authorizes $50 million of Proposition 98 funds for Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant for the support of local early learning QRIS that increase the number of low-income children in high-quality state preschool programs that prepare those children for success in school and life.

California Education Code Section 8203.1 (b)(1) states:

For purposes of this section, “early learning quality rating and improvement system” or “QRIS” is defined as a locally determined system for continuous quality improvement based on a tiered rating structure with progressively higher quality standards for each tier that provides supports and incentives for programs, teachers, and administrators to reach higher levels of quality, monitors and evaluates the impacts on child outcomes, and disseminates information to parents and the public about program quality.

CSPP QRIS Block Grant Contacts

CSPP QRIS Block Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Frequently Asked Questions

California Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG) QRIS Block Grant

Infant/Toddler (I/T) QRIS Block Grant

The funds in the amount of $10.3 million in federal Child Care and Development Funds have been appropriated for the purpose of QRIS consortia to provide training, technical assistance, and resources to help infant and toddler child care providers meet a higher tier of quality as determined by their local QRIS rating matrix. The California Department of Education (CDE) envisions that a local consortium will use the QRIS Block Grant to support local early learning programs and increase the number of low-income infants and toddlers in high quality early learning programs. This application provides a means to continue the work initiated by the provisions of Senate Bill 97 (Chapter 11, Statutes of 2015) of the 2015–16 Annual Budget Act, Section 77, Budget Item 6100-194-0001, Schedule (12), Provision 17 which is Appendix B3.

I/T QRIS Block Grant RFA

Questions:   Early Education and Support Division | PSQRISBG@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Friday, May 18, 2018
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