Individual Professional Development Funds
Do you need assistance paying for professional development?
You may qualify for mini-grants for professional development that can be used for activities in child care and school-age such as conferences, training courses, and costs associated with obtaining credentials.
Tuition is not covered under Professional Development Funds. Contact “Gateways Scholarship” at 866.697.8278 and ask to speak with a counselor, or visit their website.
This program is available to providers and programs operating in Cook County. Programs outside of Cook County must contact the Illinois Network of Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRA) at 866.697.8278 or online to find your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (CCR&R).
For more information on this program or to find out if you qualify, please contact us at 773.564.8781 or via email.
There have been some significant changes to the program which require changes to the application process. Please read the instructions which are included with the application thoroughly.