FY 2020 Early Childhood Block Grant
Funding for Our Youngest Learners
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has released the
Request for Proposals (RFP)
for the fiscal year 2020 Early Childhood Block Grant, which includes funding for Prevention Initiative (birth to age 3), Preschool for All (ages 3 to 5), and Preschool for All Expansion (ages 3 to 5).
Grants will increase access to early health and learning services for children from birth to age 5, pending appropriations by the General Assembly. The grant will fund only the expansion or creation of Prevention Initiative, Preschool for All, and Preschool for All Expansion programs and will prioritize programs that propose to serve children in areas with fewer resources.
Please note: Chicago Public Schools will receive a separate grant for early childhood services, so this RFP will fund only programs outside the City of Chicago.