State or Federal?
The QRIS Block Grant RFA will be allocated to local consortia for support of local early learning QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement System) that increase the number of low-income children in high quality state preschool programs that prepare those children for success in school and life. Proposition 98 funds in the amount of $50 million are appropriated for the purpose of allowing a consortium to give a site QRIS block grant to the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) sites rated at a quality level of Tier 4 or higher and to raise the quality of CSPPs not yet at Tier 4.

The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction will base funding on the number of California State Preschool Program (CSPP) and California Migrant Child Care and Development Program (CMIG) slots in the county or region. Each year’s grant award will depend on the availability of CSPP–CMIG QRIS Block Grant funds allocated in the state budget. The CSPP–CMIG QRIS Block Grants are ongoing, but in order to be considered for the grant, applications must be submitted and re-approved each year. Ongoing funding is not guaranteed to grantees.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
Eligibility is limited to consortia with QRIS plans on file and new QRIS consortia (see p.10-11 in the RFA for additional details).
Most Recent/Current Due Date
May 29, 2019
Due Date Notes
Form A is due by May 6, 2019. Forms B through G are due by May 29, 2019. See page 12 of the RFA for a table of critical dates.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Apr 16, 2019
Preliminary Items
Form A is due by May 6, 2019.
Match Required?
California Department of Education
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