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FY 19 RFP Information

The statewide re-compete to receive funding for Preschool for All, Preschool for All-Expansion, and Prevention Initiative birth to 3 funds will be taking place Fall 2017, with funding beginning in fiscal year 2019. Please select from the following drop-down items for more information.

 Prevention Initiative Birth to Age 3 (PI) *coming soon*

The Prevention Initiative program serves children birth to age 3, also giving priority to children and their families who are at risk of academic failure. The Prevention Initiative programs are mostly home-based; however, these services can be based in a child care center.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for Prevention Initiative RFP will be released in December. If interested in applying for these funds, the first step is to submit a Notice of Intent. A link to the Notice of Intent will be posted on this page at least two weeks before the RFP is released. The RFPs will also be posted on the ISBE Early Childhood website once released. This information will also be shared in the Superintendent’s Weekly Message and through ISBE social media.

Applicants will have 60 days from the date of release to submit a proposal. Links to data, webinars, and other resources to assist communities, providers, and others in preparing for the FY 2019 re-compete can be found on this page.

For questions, please contact the Division of Early Childhood Education at (217) 524-4835.

 Preschool for All (PFA) *coming soon*

Preschool for All is a preschool program that provides services in a half-day or full-day setting to children 3 to 5 years who are considered to be at risk of academic failure.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for Preschool for All will be released in November. If interested in applying for these funds, the first step is to submit a Notice of Intent. A link to the Notice of Intent will be posted on this page at least two weeks before the RFP is released. The RFPs will also be posted on the ISBE Early Childhood website once released. This information will also be shared in the Superintendent’s Weekly Message and through ISBE social media.

Applicants will have 60 days from the date of release to submit a proposal. Links to data, webinars, and other resources to assist communities, providers, and others in preparing for the FY 2019 re-compete can be found on this page.

For questions, please contact the Division of Early Childhood Education at (217) 524-4835.

 Preschool for All Expansion Model (PFAE) *coming soon*

Preschool for All –Expansion is a preschool program that provides services in a full-day setting with comprehensive services to children 3 to 5 years who are considered to be at risk of academic failure.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for Preschool for All-Expansion will be released in November. If interested in applying for these funds, the first step is to submit a Notice of Intent. A link to the Notice of Intent will be posted on this page at least two weeks before the RFP is released. The RFPs will also be posted on the ISBE Early Childhood website once released. This information will also be shared in the Superintendent’s Weekly Message and through ISBE social media.

Applicants will have 60 days from the date of release to submit a proposal. Links to data, webinars, and other resources to assist communities, providers, and others in preparing for the FY 2019 re-compete can be found on this page.

For questions, please contact the Division of Early Childhood Education at (217) 524-4835.

​FY 18 RFP Information

Links to data, webinars, and other resources to assist communities, providers and others in preparing for the FY 18 Early Childhood Block Grant (ECBG) RFPs. This is an opportunity for early childhood education providers and stakeholders to evaluate the needs of the children and families in their communities, as well as to inventory the types of programs currently available for those children and families. Information provided here may also be used to plan how resources may most effectively be used across their communities, coordinating enrollment, and aligning birth to 3rd grade continuum of quality services.​

 RFP Resources

 Prevention Initiative Birth to Age 3 (PI)

 Preschool for All (PFA)

 Preschool for All Expansion Model (PFAE)

  • FY18 Request for Proposals (RFP): Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 YearsPDF Document (EXAMPLE ONLY)
    Proposal/Application Due Date: September 18, 2017 at 4 PM.   The application must be completed in eGMS.
  • Eligible Applicants: The following entities outside the City of Chicago may apply - Regional Offices of Education, public school districts, university laboratory schools approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, charter schools, area vocational centers, and public or private not-for-profit or for-profit entities with experience in providing education, health, social, and/or child development services to young children and their families are eligible to submit a proposal. (A separate appropriation has been award to City of Chicago District #299.)
    NOTE: Eligible Applicants must submit an intent to apply to access the RFP system in IWAS. The intent to apply deadline is September 8, 2017.


  • FY18 Notice of Intent to Submit Proposal - Preschool for All Expansion 3 to 5 Years ​
    NOTICE: Submission of the Intent to Apply is required in order to access the FY18 Preschool for All Expansion Grant electronic Request for Proposal (RFP). Any Notice of Intent submission with regard to Early Childhood funding (Spring 2017) is now void and will not be used in the FY18 RFP process for this one-year funding opportunity.​ Questions regarding the Intent to Submit survey can be emailed to earlychi@isbe.net​.

  • 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 earlychi@isbe.net​​.​

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