Illinois has long valued evidence-based home visiting programs as an effective and efficient strategy for improving the life trajectory of expectant and new families who are at risk for poor health, educational, economic and social outcomes.
Over the past three decades, Illinois has reflected this value by developing a robust statewide home visiting system that cuts across agencies and funding streams, reaching from the highest levels of government to the providers on the ground.
The Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Early Childhood (IDHS-DEC) Home Visiting Program has a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for State Fiscal Year 2023.
IDHS-DEC hosted a TA Webinar (Bidders’ Conference) for this NOFO on March 2, 2022.
IDHS-DEC hosted a second TA Webinar (Frequently Asked Questions) for this NOFO on March 16, 2022.
If you are having trouble downloading the Uniform Budget Template, it is available here:
The second TA Webinar for this NOFO will address Frequently Asked Questions and will take place on March 16, 2022 from 1-2 pm. To join the webinar:
- Use this Session 2 Link
- Meeting Number/Access Code: 246 931 66982
- Meeting Password: vAmshSjA833
As required by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the 2020 MIECHV Needs Assessment Report identifies communities (counties) with concentrations of risk; identifies the quality and capacity of existing home visiting programs or initiatives; identifies capacity for providing substance use disorder treatment and counseling services; and collaborates with other statewide needs assessments.