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Gifted Education Universal Screening and Qualified Personnel Grant
USQP 2023-2024 Guidance Document (pdf)
First Submission Window: Monday, April 17, 2023, from 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Submissions received on April 17, are ensured a portion of available funds.
Second Submission Window: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12:00 a.m. - Wednesday, April 19, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Submissions received April 18 - 19 may receive funding if funds remain after April 17.
OPEN Office Hours specific to technical assistance needs related to the USQP application on the following dates:
Universal Screening and Qualified Personnel Grant 2023 - 2024: Grant Submission Page to open April 17 at 12:00 am; **click here for screenshot of submission page**
Build your application here: USQP Grant Application 2023-2024
Combine the following into a single PDF file. You will upload with your submission.
Part IA: Applicant Information
Multi-District Signatures (only required for multidistrict AUs);
Part IB: Program Assurances Form;
Part IIA: Statement of Need;
Part IIB: Administrative Unit Application Request-Universal Screening;
- The vendor’s quote for all testing materials must be attached. Any other eligible expenses being requested also should be included on the vendor quote.
If requesting funds for paper - pencil administration, submit USQP Paper - Pencil Variance Request (pdf) document no later than March 1, 2023 to email@example.com for evaluation by CDE staff. Request approvals will be sent via email or phone no later than March 15, 2023.
Part IIC: Administrative Unit Application Request-Qualified Personnel:
The application must include a signature on Part IIC-Qualified Personnel from the Administrative Unit’s HR Department/fiscal manager verifying the following information is accurate:
Name of the individual listed as the qualified GT personnel;
- Position status as either employee or contractor;
- Attach degree or endorsement to application or follow the Instructions for Gifted Education Personnel Working Towards an Endorsement which includes the Educator Plan to Become Qualified for USQP Grant-Gifted Education for a person working towards endorsement.
- IMPORTANT: For vacant positions, an estimate of all of the above information must be submitted from the Administrative Unit’s HR Department, along with:
- AU’s job description;
- AU’s job posting; and
- Once the person is hired, please use the Addendum for USQP Qualified Personnel to document personnel hired after submission of grant application along with degree/endorsement/educator plan with the new information and submit it to Diane Barranco at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure grant allocation is complete.
- The salary for the qualified GT personnel or salary estimate for vacant positions (entered as 1.0 FTE);
- Number of days for a full-time position (used to verify salary is consistent with other positions of similar level);
- Daily rate based on salary and number of days worked (used to verify salary is consistent with other positions of similar level); and
- A copy of the district salary schedule for the gifted education position. The AU’s salary schedule which indicates a circled or highlighted amount on the schedule for the qualified gifted person (e.g., coordinator, director) and specific placement on the salary schedule for that qualified person (employee or contractor). If salary schedules are not used in an administrative unit, the supervisor of the qualified gifted education position may write a letter regarding salary needs up to .5 FTE. The letter must include the position description, number of days worked specific to gifted education, and the salary.
For technical assistance with the USQP Grant Application, contact your Gifted Education Regional Consultant (GERC)
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