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High-Quality School Readiness – Expansion (HQSR-E) Grant and Intergenerational Poverty Scholarship Program

Grants to Utah Early Care Programs to
Expand Access to Disadvantaged Children

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Utah Office of Child Care (OCC)

Deadline Date:

11/30/17 5:00 PM


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Grants to Utah early child care providers serving economically disadvantaged four-year-olds that demonstrate high-quality programming. The certification, if issued, will provide the early child care program with the opportunity to receive additional support for program expansion.

The Utah Office of Child Care (OCC) is calling for child care providers who offer preschool services to economically disadvantaged, four-year-old children to submit a High-Quality Certification Request Form. Submission of this form will initiate an evaluation to determine if the program is deemed high quality and eligible to participate in the High Quality School Readiness Expansion (HQSR-E) Grant or the Intergenerational Poverty Scholarship Program or both.

The HQSR-E is intended to expand access to preschool 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 child care providers with existing early education programs deemed high-quality, as determined by the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale ECERS-3, ECERS-E, and additional rubric criteria. Programs that are certified as high-quality will also be included in the Intergenerational Poverty Scholarship Program.

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GrantWatch ID#: 176471

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Term of Contract:

The program start date is July 1, 2018. The program end date is June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Programs must meet the criteria listed below to qualify for certification:
-Provide preschool services to economically disadvantaged, four-year- old children or are willing to expand services to include these children;
-Demonstrate that the existing preschool program is high quality.

Applicants may indicate the following on the application form:
-Individual/Sole Proprietor
-For-Profit Corporation
-Nonprofit Organization (501(c)3)

Pre-Application Information:

To participate in the HQSR-E grant and/or Intergenerational Poverty Scholarship Program, providers must first be evaluated and certified as a high-quality program. To receive a certification from OCC, the program must:

1. Complete the High-Quality Certification Request Form (attached)

2. Submit the completed form to OCC by 5:00 PM, November 30, 2017.

Once the completed form is received, a representative from OCC will schedule a program evaluation. The results of the evaluation will be reviewed and the program will receive a certification of high-quality or a denial letter.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah