Contra Costa County
Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education


Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Project

Funds for the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend (CTKS) Project have been fully expended, therefore we are no longer accepting applications or reimbursement requests. Below is an overview of the project and some related resources.

The 2014-2015 Budget Act allocated $15 million statewide for the purpose of providing educational incentives for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) teachers and teachers in California State Preschool Programs (CSPP). Funding for the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend (CTKS) project will be available through March 31, 2019 as one-time-only funding or until all available funding has been expended. This one-time funding allocation is administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) and disseminated statewide through Local Planning Councils (LPCs) under contract titled CTKS. These one-time-only funds are to be used to provide educational and professional development reimbursements for TK teachers (Priority 1) and CSPP teachers (Priority 2) for completion of credit-bearing coursework in early childhood education or child development.

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is the fiscal agent for the Contra Costa Local Planning Council (LPC) and therefore responsible for distributing the reimbursement of stipend funds and the overall administration of the California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Project.

For more information contact:
email: Marissa Frias
ECE Project Specialist

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