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Financial incentives

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

Forty out of 45 (89%) QIS include financial incentives in their QIS. Of those, the most common financial incentives were quality awards/bonuses (55%) and other types of financial incentives that were not be categorized (53%). They may include assistance with accreditation fees or professional development, state specific bonuses, or educational scholarships. Over one third of QIS reported providing improvement grants (40%) and a few reported staff scholarships (23%), providing staff wage supplements (20%), T.E.A.C.H scholarships (18%), staff bonuses (10%), or startup awards (5%).