Fed. - Sp. Ed. - Pre-School Flow Through
CSFA Number: 586-57-0420
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Tammy Greco
Short Description
To serve students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) ages 3-5.

Provide programs and services for students, ages 3-5, with specialized educational needs.

Support education services for young children with disabilities who are identified after their third birthday. It offers early learning experiences in language, reading and writing skills, play, and other social emotional areas.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
PL 108-446
Objectives and Goals
Providing a free and appropriate public education to students ages 3-5 with IEPs.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) preschool grants are supplemental funds to assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in providing IEP services to students ages 3-5. The funds can be used for staffing costs, professional development, supplies/materials/equipment, transportation, proportionate share services, related service cost, and administrative costs. All districts must verify that they meet IDEA excess cost and IDEA MOE requirements, i.e., the IDEA funds are not supplanting any state/local funds.
Eligibility Requirements
Illinois LEAs must meet IDEA excess cost and MOE requirements to be eligible. Amounts are based on a formula. Each LEA's allocation per the formula is posted at www.isbe.net/funding/pdf/IDEA-preschool-allocations-16.pdf.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
LEA amounts are determined by a formula. Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Funding and Disbursement loads those amounts into the IDEA preschool grant applications. Districts must complete and submit to ISBE for review; administration checks apply at the district/cooperative level. ISBE Special Education Services and IDEA grant coordinators review all IDEA grants for approval of allowable expenditures. The grant application includes checklists for the first and second reviews by IDEA grant coordinators. Those checklists are used to communicate with the districts/cooperatives regarding any needed revisions. All IDEA grantees must submit written assurances (provided in the grants), meet IDEA excess cost and IDEA MOE requirements, and address IDEA proportionate share requirements.
Assistance Consideration

Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly fiscal and programmatic reports as well as annual project report.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
34 CFR 300, Subpart H is specific to IDEA preschool grants; all other related subparts of 34 CFR 300 also apply.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $17,118,363
FY 2018 : $12,556,534
FY 2019 : $16,726,339
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details18-4605-00-Child Find$250000 - $25000004/12/2017 - 05/30/2017 : 4:00 pm
Details18-4605-00-Early Choices$409000 - $40900004/12/2017 - 05/30/2017 : 4:00 pm
Details18-4605-00-Starnet$489250 - $48925004/12/2017 - 05/30/2017 : 4:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15016299025-4600(00)City of Chicago SD 29907/01/201906/30/20201,541,727
34049825060-4600(00)Spec Educ Dist Lake County/Sedol07/01/201906/30/2020519,366
11015801060-4600(00)Eastern IL Area of Spec Educ08/16/201906/30/2020360,525
04101205025-4600(00)Rockford SD 20507/01/201906/30/2020311,980
53090309061-4600(00)Tazewell-Mason Cntys Sp Ed Assoc07/01/201906/30/2020300,758