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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?

  • County
  • Municipality
  • Zip Code/ZCTA
  • Unit school districts
  • Elementary school districts
  • Townships
  • 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.”