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Questions about QRIS

What types of financial incentives do programs receive to participate in the QRIS?

Thirty-seven states include financial incentives in their QRIS. The most common financial incentive was quality awards/bonuses (63%). Under a third of states reported providing improvement grants (28%) and a few states reported providing staff scholarships (5%), staff bonuses (3%) and startup awards (3%). Just under half of states (48%) reported that programs receive a type of financial incentive other than was listed. These may include assistance with accreditation fees or professional development, state specific bonuses, and educational scholarships.