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Illinois Receives $4M Federal Award to Support and Strengthen Early Care and Education

Published: February 6, 2023

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has announced a $4 million federal award to support and strengthen the early care and education system in the state. Both ISBE and the Illinois Department of Human Services will administer the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5). 

According to the press release, the grant "will bring together diverse stakeholders from state agencies, higher education, advocacy groups, and research entities to support strategic planning and evaluation with the goal of improving coordination throughout the early childhood delivery system."