CARES Plus - Request for Application - Round 1

The Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Program was launched in FY 2000-01 as a matching-fund program with 44 county commissions. State Commission approval for CARES funding concluded in December 2009. On April 21, 2010, the State Commission approved up to $36 million in funding for CARES Plus for three years (July 1, 2010 June 30, 2013).

CARES Plus funds are available to the applying Lead Agency (a local county commission or the designated local public entity). Building on the success of the original CARES program, CARES Plus is designed to improve the quality of early learning programs by focusing on increasing the quality, effectiveness, and retention of early educators. As a statewide professional development program, its main objectives are to improve both the quality of early learning programs, and ultimately, learning and developmental outcomes for young children.

CARES Plus Round 1 Quality Performance Report

CARES Plus Round 1 RFA and Appendices - Round 1

CARES Plus Round 1 Funding Awards (Posted 4-28-2011)

The counties listed below participated in the CARES Plus Round 1 matching-funds program.

CARES Plus Program Participating Counties

Alpine

Riverside

Alameda

Sacramento

Amador

San Benito

Colusa

San Bernardino

Contra Costa

San Diego

Del Norte

San Francisco

El Dorado

San Mateo

Fresno

Santa Barbara

Humboldt

Santa Clara

Lake

Santa Cruz

Los Angeles

Shasta

Madera

Siskiyou

Marin

Solano

Mendocino

Sonoma

Merced

Stanislaus

Modoc

Tehama

Mono

Ventura

Napa

Yolo

Orange