A revised plan for the Early Childhood Block Grant (ECBG) funding for FY 2018 is being put in place to allow predictability and stability for currently funded grantees while also allowing for program expansion opportunities. Due to delays in the release of the Requests for Proposals, the full re-competition of the ECBG is being delayed until FY 2019, pending final Board approval. Currently funded Preschool for All (PFA), Preschool for All Expansion (PFAE), and Prevention Initiative (PI) grantees will receive continuation funding for FY 2018 and will complete continuation applications. For FY 2018, there will be two RFPs, one for PFAE and one for PI, released in May 2017 that will be open to new applicants and continuing programs. Awards for these two RFPs will be based on additional funding being appropriated to the ECBG.
For the full re-competition for FY 2019, there will be three RFPs: 1) Preschool for All, 2) Preschool for All Expansion, and 3) Prevention Initiative. The anticipated release date for these RFPs is fall/winter 2017. Information will continue to be posted on the
Early Childhood RFP webpage.
Call for Evaluators - FY18 Early Childhood Request for Proposals: Prevention Initiative (PI) Birth to Age 3, Preschool for All (PFA) Ages 3-5, Preschool for All Expansion Model (PFAE) State
To Apply: Please complete this survey no later than May 1, 2017. In submitting this application you are volunteering time and expertise to complete the evaluation of approximately 10 to 20 proposals. Questions may be forwarded to the Early Childhood Division at email@example.com.
NOTICE: This Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal MUST be submitted by all entities which intend to apply for the FY18 Preschool for All electronic Request for Proposal (RFP). Questions regarding the Intent to Submit survey can be emailed to
This website provides Illinois and National Data Sources on Early Childhood Services and is useful in measuring the capacity of—and need for—early childhood services in the state of Illinois.
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map
The Implementation Manual is designed to serve as a guide for administrators, teachers and other staff of Illinois Preschool for All programs.