Illinois is committed to assisting early care and education professionals in providing quality education and care for young children, birth through 12 years of age. Based upon available funding, the following grant opportunities are provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services and administered by Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois.
Individual Professional Development Funds
July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
IPDF grants are for individuals. (Although directors, owners and administrators can have employees apply individually and send them in to CCR&R together. Funds can be paid to the program or the individual, whichever is requested on the application.) Individual child care practitioners working to continue their own professional development in early care and education or school age care and/or achieve an early childhood credential may apply for the Individual Professional Development Funds. Funds are provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).
Quality Improvement Funds
License Exempt Grant Funds