Special Education-Grants for Infants and Families - Early Intervention - Training Program
CSFA Number: 444-80-1229
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Ann Freiburg
217/782-1981
dhs.eifiscal@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Family and Community Services (FCS), awards a successful candidate a grant for the establishment and operation of an Early Intervention (EI) Training Program. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C (34 CFR 303) and the state Early Intervention Services System Act (325 ILCS 20/), both require the establishment of a comprehensive system of personnel development for the Early Intervention Program. This system must provide pre-service and in-service training for providers serving children in the EI Program. The EI Training Program helps ensure that the Illinois EI Program meets Federal rule (34 CFR Part 303.118) requirements for a comprehensive system of personnel development, which must include the following: (1) Training personnel to implement innovative strategies and activities for the recruitment and retention of EI Providers; (2) Promoting the preparation of EI Providers who are fully and appropriately qualified to provide EI services under this part; and, (3) Training personnel to coordinate transition services for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays who are transitioning from an EI Program 663 under Part C of the Act to a preschool program under section 619 of the Act, Head Start, Early Head Start, an elementary school program under Part B of the Act, or another appropriate program.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C 34 CFR 303 and the state Early Intervention Services System Act (325 ILCS 20/)
Objectives and Goals
Provide training opportunities for EI professionals and develop a system that is statewide, responsive, and reflective of best practice in the field of EI.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The establishment and operation of an EI Training Program will provide a comprehensive system of personnel development for the EI Program. This project must provide pre and in-service training for providers serving children in the EI Program. Personnel Development of these providers ensures that each provider understands the basic components of the EI Program. IDHS authorizes funding to each successful awardee for the implementation of a comprehensive system of personnel development for the training of paraprofessionals and the training of primary referral sources with respect to the basic components of EI services in the State of Illinois. All costs incurred to meet the deliverables set forth in the grant agreement are reimbursable, based on a prior approved budget, unless prohibited or defined as unallowable in the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (30 ILCS 708/), the related regulations set forth in 44 Ill. Admin. Code, Part 7000, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200 et seq.)
Eligibility Requirements
There are no regulatory or statutory restrictions relating to the legal organization structure (i.e. not-for profit corporation, local government, for-profit, etc.) for the Early Intervention Training Program.

Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Prior to the IDHS accepting a grant application, all potential grantees (initial award and renewal candidates) must 1) have a current DUNS number; 2) have a current SAM cage code; 3) Register in the GATA system; 4) register with the Secretary of State (does not apply to governmental entities and schools), and; 5) complete the Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) on the GATA system. All potential grantees (initial award and renewal candidates must apply each grant period to be eligible for funding. Renewal applications and Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) requirements can be found at the IDHS website http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=101195. All awards are initially established based on a review of a properly prepared proposal submitted in response to a NOFO and subjected to a merit base review process. The applicant/candidate with the highest merit-based review score receives the award. Subsequent renewals are based on the terms of the initial NOFO and as defined in the terms of the grant agreement. All appeals are subject to an established appeals procedure and are to be initially submitted to the IDHS Chief Accountability Officer (CAO).



Prior to IDHS accepting a grant application, all potential grantees (initial award and renewal candidates) must 1) have a current DUNS number; 2) have a current SAM cage code; 3) Register in the GATA system; 4) register with the Secretary of State (does not apply to governmental entities and schools), and; 5) complete the Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) on the GATA system. All potential grantees (initial award and renewal candidates) must apply each grant period to be eligible for funding. Renewal applications and Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) requirements can be found at the IDHS website. All awards are initially established based on a review of a properly prepared proposal submitted in response to a NOFO and subjected to a merit base review process. The applicant/candidate with the highest merit-based review score receives the award. Subsequent renewals are based on the terms of the initial NOFO and as defined in the terms of the grant agreement. All appeals to NOFOs and related processes are subject to an established appeals procedure and are to be initially submitted to the IDHS Chief Accountability Officer (CAO).
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
The grantee shall submit a Periodic Financial Report monthly in the format required by the grantor. The grantee shall submit a financial Close-Out report within 60-calendar days following the end of the period of performance of the grant agreement. The grantee shall submit a Consolidated Year-End Financial Report and, if applicable, an Audit Report within timeframes dependent upon the type of external audit performed (Single Audit, nine (9) months, all others, six (6) months). The grantee will submit a quarterly Periodic Performance Report in the format required by the grantor. The grantee will submit a Close-Out Performance Report in the format required by the grantor within 60-calendar days following the end of the period of performance. The grantee will provide an annual report of training assessment results.


Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The grantee will be subject to the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (30 ILCS 708/), the related regulations set forth in the 44 Ill. Admin. Code, Part 7000, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200 et. seq.).
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,100,656
FY 2018 : $1,058,426
FY 2019 : $1,428,310
FY 2020 : $1,428,310
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYO04014-FCSYO04014THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOI07/01/201906/30/20201,428,310