QRIS Block Grant

The Orange County Department of Education is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $3.2 million Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Block Grant from the California Department of Education, authorized by Senate Bill 858.  This will provide annual funding to increase the number of low income children enrolled in the California State Preschool Program (CSPP) who have been rated as high quality by a Quality Rating and Improvement System. Research has shown that children’s participation in at least one year of high quality preschool results in a significant reduction in the achievement gap.
      All state preschool programs in Orange County will be eligible for local grants ranging from $2,000 - $7,200 per session of enrolled preschoolers. 
     Participating agencies must complete the following application and budget, and execute a contract for participation in Quality Stars, the QRIS administered by the OCDE Early  Learning and Support Services team.  
​Application  ​QRISLocalBLockGran1415App.doc​
Budget Forms​ QRISbgbudget.xlsx   
Applications are due on or before Friday, May 15, 2015.
Please contact Krista Murphy at kmurphy@ocde.us for more information

Local Block Grant Res​our​ces
The following list of resource flyers are provided for the convenience of CSPP agencies in planning their Local Block Grant action plan and budget. Outside agency flyers are for information purposes only, and do not constitute an endorsement from OCDE.