Special Education-Grants for Infants and Families - Early Intervention - Clearinghouse
CSFA Number: 444-80-1241
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 to maintain the EI Clearinghouse central directory, a resource for the public, parents of young children receiving EI services and early intervention professionals to access information and other resources related to early intervention issues. 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 central directory that is accessible to the general public and persons with disabilities which includes accurate and up-to-date information about: 1) Public and private EI services, resources, and experts available in the State; 2) Professional and other groups (including parent support, and training and information’s centers) that provide assistance to infants and toddlers with disabilities eligible under Part C of IDEA, and; 3) Research and demonstration projects being conducted in the State relating to infants and toddlers with disabilities. The EI Clearinghouse central directory serves to provide current information and reference materials that are used by parents to learn more about typical normal development and specific disabilities and by educators and EI professionals to maintain and improve competencies in the evaluation and treatment of children with developmental disabilities and delays. The EI Clearinghouse also serves as a communication link between the EI Program and families served by the program through newsletters, a Web site, and reference and lending library services. The EI Clearinghouse provides the expertise and resources to provide Information on health, educational, disability and developmental concerns of infants and young children through a Web site, books, journal articles, periodicals, videotapes, CD-ROMs, audio cassette tapes, bibliographies, quarterly newsletter for parents, special publications and brochures, and workshops, exhibits and presentations.
Subject Area
Education
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
Identify and collect research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families, EI professionals and the general public. To ensure families have the information and resources they need to support their children’s growth and development.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Support for central directory, a mandatory minimum component of a statewide system of Part C Early Intervention:: IDHS authorizes funding to each successful awardee for the maintenance and administration of a central directory in the State of Illinois meeting the requirements set forth in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C (34 CFR 303) and the state Early Intervention Services System Act (325 ILCS 20/). 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.) of the EI Clearinghouse.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
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.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The grantee is subject to 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.).
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $283,244
FY 2018 : $283,244
FY 2019 : $283,026
FY 2020 : $283,026
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYO04015-FCSYO04015THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOI07/01/201906/30/2020283,026