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Early Childhood Grant Program

The Capital Development Board in consultation with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is offering a unique funding opportunity to assist early childhood centers with the renovation and expansion of their facilities. Up to $5 million is available to centers for increasing their capacity to provide care and educational opportunities for children in underserved areas. These funds, which require a 10% match, may also be used to improve the early learning experience of the youngest Illinoisans.

For more information about the Quality Counts Quality Rating System, please visit:

IL Network of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies site

Frequently Asked Questions Document (FAQ)

Public Act 96-1402

Governor Quinn Announces Major Investment in Early Childhood Education in Illinois $45 Million Investment to Expand and Improve Vital Education Services in Communities Across Illinois

Illinois Administrative Codes


The information provided by the Illinois Capital Development Board website is intended for the use and convenience of interested persons. The information contained herein is updated on a regular basis but should not be considered a substitute for the appropriate official documents or the advice of legal counsel. The official version of the rules is available by contacting the Administrative Code Division of the Illinois Secretary of State's office in Springfield, Illinois. Illinois statutes are available in the book "Laws of Illinois," published by the Illinois Secretary of State's office in Springfield, Illinois.