ISBE Issues RFP for Prevention Initiative

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Prevention Initiative (PI) program for FY2018. The RFP must be submitted by 4pm on November 29.

Eligible applicants MUST submit an Intent to Apply by October 31 in order to access the RFP system in IWAS.

Entities outside of the City of Chicago who serve children and families outside of the Chicago Public School district are eligible to apply through ISBE. Grants within the City of Chicago are made by the Chicago Public Schools and there is not currently an open RFP.

This is the first time in several years that this funding is open to new entities, as well as current grantees.

Please check the ISBE RFP page regularly for resources, including the RFP rubric, and updates. A Bidders Webinar is forthcoming. Questions should be directed to the Early Childhood Division of ISBE at 217.524.4835 or emailed to