Early Learning for Immigrant Families Program Request for Proposal (RFP)
April 1, 2015
The City of Chicago, Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) unveils the Early Learning for Immigrant Families (ELIF) Program RFP. This new, two-year initiative will provide organizations who currently work with immigrants and/or those who have early childhood programs with up to $50,000- $75,000 per year. Respondents will design and implement unique, targeted, replicable programming aimed at reducing some of the most prevalent barriers to participation in comprehensive early childhood education and development programs, and supporting families’ enrollment in and continued use of those same programs. Program models must demonstrate a program design that will:
- Increase the number of immigrant families enrolled in early childhood programming; and
- Deepen the engagement of enrolled immigrant families in the program.
Additionally, as part of this Initiative DFSS anticipates awarding an additional $10,000 - $15,000 to one Respondent interested in and capable of coordinating the initiative across the city. This cohort coordinator will be primarily responsible for convening cohort meetings and activities between funded Respondents and DFSS, and determining and tracking best practices.
All proposals shall be submitted via the Cyber Grants system to:
Deputy Commissioner of Children Services
Department of Family and Support Services
1615 West Chicago Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60622
The application can be accessed at:
PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN
4:30 P.M. CENTRAL TIME on April 23, 2015