Putting together a PFA/PI grant can be a daunting task. Here is a quick checklist to help make sure that you have collected all the data you need to complete your grant application.
Have I used the Response to PFA and PI Request for Proposals Standard Report?
Have I looked at all of the geographic regions represented in my service area?
- Zip Code/ZCTA
- Unit school districts
- Elementary school districts
- State and/or federal legislative districts
- ISBE and/or IDHS regions
Have I looked at all of the early childhood data for my service area?
- ISBE PFA
- ISBE PI
- Head Start
- Early Head Start
- Home-visiting programs
- Child care providers
Have I used the School District Profile Standard Report? Have I looked at all of the school districts (both unit and elementary) in my service area? Have I looked at all of the early childhood data for my service area?
Have I found all of the demographic data that I need to adequately describe my service area? If so, congratulations! If not, check out the Additional Links section on this page.
Have I checked out the materials on Concentrated Disadvantage Areas?
Have I called the information librarian at my local public library for other sources of information and/or data in my service area?
Have I called and/or met with my early childhood partners (e.g., Head Start, PFA, PI, child care providers)?
Have I called and/or met with my community partners that support and contribute to child and family well-being, including physical and mental health services, housing providers, and homeless shelters?
If you need more assistance, please complete a data request form. We will more than happy to help.”