High Quality School Readiness Expansion Grant

Grant Title: High Quality School Readiness Expansion Grant
Funding Source: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) CFDA# 93.558
Maximum Award Amount: N/A
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,000,000.00
Application Deadline: March 23, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Program Start Date: July 1, 2017
Program End Date: June 30, 2018
Contact Information: schoolreadiness@utah.gov


The High Quality School Readiness Program Expansion Grant (HQSR-E) is intended to expand access to high-quality school readiness programs for eligible students to increase school readiness, improve academic performance, and reduce remediation costs associated with poor academic outcomes. The HQSR-E Grant program provides grant funds to existing private early childhood programs deemed high quality, as determined by the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale ECERS-3, ECERS-R and additional rubric criteria.

Eligibility Requirements

The following programs may apply:

  1. Programs certified as high-quality by OCC; and
  2. Programs that have the physical capacity to expand services to additional low income four-year- olds.

Programs that currently participate in either the High-Quality School Readiness Grant or the DWS, OCC, High-Quality Preschool Project are not eligible.


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