Preschool Vision and Hearing
CSFA Number: 482-00-0919
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Christine Budorick
708-544-5300
christine.budorick@illinois.gov
Short Description
To provide assistance with the financial implications of providing mandated vision and hearing screenings in all preschool/daycare facilities within the designated areas for children 3 and older who are not yet in a regular school program.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Illinois Child Vision and Hearing Test Act (410 ILCS 205)
Objectives and Goals
Mandated vision and hearing screenings will be provided in all preschool/daycare facilities within the designated areas for children 3 years of age and older who are not yet in a regular school program.

Screening will be provided by screeners who are trained and certified by the IDPH. Audiometers used to conduct hearing screening must have an annual calibration check.

The Preschool Vision and Hearing Grant announcement will be sent to entities that were awarded funding in the years prior.

Grant amounts are predetermined by the State awarding agency and sent to applicants with the application notice. Each grantee must submit a work plan. Applications must be submitted via EGrAMS system.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
The Preschool Vision and Hearing Screening 2019 Grant is a Fixed Rate Grant Payment grant where the grantee is reimbursed up to $7.00 per mandated screening test provided to eligible preschool children.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible agency types include:

(1) Tax Exempt

(2) Governmental

(3) Educational

The Preschool Vision and Hearing Grants are applied for annually by entities awarded funding in the years prior.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Grantee applications will be reviewed and approved for funding based on the ability to serve the target population and satisfactory prior year performance.

Grantees are awarded a total grant amount for the fiscal year and bill IDPH per screening test provided.
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees must submit a monthly Vision and Hearing Screening Program Report for reimbursable vision and hearing screening services at the reimbursement rate specified ($7.00/test).

A report must be submitted for each month of the grant term. If no screenings were provided during a month, a report must be filed with the Department indicating no screenings were provided.

A Vision and Hearing Annual Conservation Report must be filed by June 30 each year.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
• Illinois Child Vision and Hearing Test Act (410 ILCS 205

• Title 77 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 685 Vision Screening

• Title 77 Illinois Administrative Code, Part 675 Hearing Screening

• Grant Guidance Document: PROGRAM CONTENT AND GUIDELINES - VISION AND HEARING SCREENING

• Minimum Standards for Vision and Hearing Screening
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $330,764
FY 2019 : $423,001
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsNA$406 - $3718401/07/2019 - 02/07/2019 : 5:00pm
DetailsNA$406 - $3718403/05/2019 - 03/15/2019 : 5:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
03788410HCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201906/30/202037,184
03788413HDuPage County Health Department07/01/201906/30/202036,750
03788422HCounty of Lake dba Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center07/01/201906/30/202029,260
03788428HCounty of McHenry07/01/201906/30/202028,847
03788439HRock Island County07/01/201906/30/202024,346