Proposals can be submitted electronically through the ISBE Attachment Manger, mailed, or hand-delivered no later than 4 p.m. March 23, 2020.
Late proposals will not be accepted. Directions for each submission method are found below. Only proposals submitted using official ISBE NOFO/RFP attachments will be considered.
Additional documents and attachments, unless requested, will not be evaluated.
Electronic Submission: Completed proposals submitted electronically should be scanned into one PDF with all supporting documents and required signatures. The attachments should be printed, official authorized signatures placed, and scanned as one file before upload. The ISBE Attachment Manager is found at
https://sec1.isbe.net/attachmgr/default.aspx. Choose FY21 Early Childhood RFP from the drop-down menu in Receiver Information. Submit the application using the button at the bottom of the page. This method will provide email confirmation of submission.
Mailed Proposals: Mail the original and one USB flash drive to ISBE Early Childhood Department, 100 North First Street, E-225, Springfield, IL 62777 to ensure the NOFO/RFP response is in the ISBE offices no later than 4 p.m. March 23, 2020. It is advised to use certified mail with guaranteed delivery date and a return receipt requested.
Hand-Delivered: Proposals may be hand-delivered to the following locations:
100 North First Street
100 West Randolph Street
Proposals received at 4:01 p.m. are considered late and will not be accepted.
NOTE: The State of Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) requires applicants to complete pre-qualification requirements before applying for an FY 2021 grant. This includes completion of the grantee registration and pre-qualification process through the
Illinois GATA Web Portal. Grant applications must be submitted by the application deadline indicated in this NOFO/RFP.
Grant applicants are required to complete an FY 2021 Fiscal and Administrative Risk Assessment in the form of an Internal Controls Questionnaire (ICQ) available through the GATA Web Portal and an FY 2021 Programmatic Risk Assessment through the ISBE Web Application Security (IWAS) system. Grant awards will not be executed until the FY 2021 ICQ and Programmatic Risk Assessments are completed.