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Gifted Education Universal Screening and Qualified Personnel Grant

Please read all directions in the following guidance document prior to completing and submitting the application.  

Grant Program Guidance

Submission Window:

April 15, 2020, by 11:59 pm - Submissions received on April 15 are ensured a portion of available funds

April 16-17, 2020, by 11:59 pm - Submissions received April 16-17 may receive funding if funds remain after April 15, 2020

Directions for USQP Application and Sample Application

There are three (3) required steps to complete the application:

  1. Cover page and Assurances
  2. Statement of need and AU Application Request
  3. Gather and include supplemental material

Submitting the Application

All documents must be scanned and combined into one (1) electronic document in PDF form that is emailed to the CDE Grants Department at

No faxes or applications sent before April 15 will be accepted.

Required application documents included in combined electronic PDF submission to CDE Grants Department on April 15, 2020 include:

  1. Part IA and IB: Complete Cover page (with signatures) and assurances page (Word)
  2. Part II:  Complete Part IIA and IIB (Excel)
  3. Supplemental Documentation
    1. Submitted with application when applying for universal screening:
      1. Vendors quote for acceptable testing costs
    2. Required documentation in DMS fiscal tab by grant submission date, April 15, 2020
      1. End of year expenditure report for grant account code: 3228. This report form is integrated into the gifted education fiscal tab in the Exceptional Student Services Unit, Database Management System (DMS), and is found at the end of the 2018-19 Expended Budget. (Only required if grant funds were received for 2018-19)
    3. Submitted with application when applying for qualified personnel:
      1. Evidence of degree or gifted education endorsement for qualified personnel
      2. Job description for qualified personnel (if not as yet hired)
      3. Salary schedule/letter for qualified personnel
    4. Required documentation in DMS fiscal tab by grant submission date, April 15, 2020
      1. When funds are used for qualified personnel working toward an endorsement, the AU must submit an attachment (on the DMS fiscal tab) providing evidence that personnel supported by grant funds is working toward an endorsement. This evidence may be in the form of a transcript of graduate credits, or documented professional learning hours aligned with gifted education core endorsement standards.

For technical assistance with the USQP Grant Application, contact the Gifted Education Regional Consultant (GERC)