Preschool for All/Prevention Initiative Funding Opportunity
Through its Early Learning Department, Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) partners with early learning centers in west and south suburban Cook County to implement the Preschool for All and Prevention Initiative programs.
Preschool for All (PFA) and Prevention Initiative (PI) are state-funded early childhood education programs administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). For the FY 2019 program year, ISBE conducted a re-competition of all PFA and PI grants. IAFC has applied for funding and expects a response in June.
Our goal is to implement high-quality programming by providing highly-qualified staff, enriched quality early childhood materials for learning, ongoing professional development for staff, resources for families, and partnerships with local School Districts. Through this application process, IAFC seeks to partner with early learning centers that are committed to providing high-quality, birth-to-five programs for all families for the FY 2019 program year (July 2018 – June 2019).
Current partners and prospective partners are invited to apply. Eligible applicants must serve high-need communities in Cook County that currently have insufficient early learning options for the population of eligible children.
To help potential applicants understand the goals of IAFC’s Early Learning programs and our expectations of partner sites, we will hold two information sessions prior to the due date.
Please consider attending one of the following Information Sessions:
Monday, June 11, 2018, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. or Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Both sessions will be held at IAFC’s Harvey Early Learning Center, located at 14701 Wallace Ave, Harvey, IL 60426.
Please access the links below for the application and to review the rubric that will be used to evaluate proposals.
All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2018.
NOTE: This is a preliminary RFP process. Any partnerships are contingent upon an award being received from ISBE to IAFC.