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Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

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1)  IHDA's Illinois Rental Payment Program
2)  My Child Has A Diagnosis. Where Do I Start?
3)  The Federal Emergency Broadband Benefits (EBB) Program
4)  Child Tax Credit

 

Hello Chicago Early Learning Partners,

Below are important resources to share with families at your sites. These resources include information on the Illinois rental program, child tax credit, and federal emergency broadband. 

As always, stay safe and healthy.

IHDA's Illinois Rental Payment Program

Programs to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic are opening throughout Illinois, funded by a federal COVID-19 relief package that passed late last year. In Illinois, $834,709,843 will be distributed through both local and statewide programs to assist renters. The statewide program administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will open for applications on Monday, May 17. Join us on the program’s launch day for an in-depth tutorial of the online application process for both housing providers and tenants, presented by a member of IHDA’s Strategic Response leadership team. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

 

IHDA’s Illinois Rental Payment Program: How to Apply – Virtual
May 17  | 11:00 am–12:30 pm CT
Click here to register!

 

My Child Has A Diagnosis. Where Do I Start?

Navigating early intervention while maintaining your well-being can seem impossible. That’s why Families First IL (a virtual parent community space) is bringing moms, therapists, and advocates together so you can get all the real time advice you need. Free registration.

 

Join Families First IL (virtual parent community space) on May 18th from 7-8:30pm for a live conversation followed by a Q&A where you can ask Benny and Ericka all of your burning questions in real time.

 

Hear from Benny Delgado, a developmental therapist expert with 20+ experience in early intervention and past president of the Developmental Therapy Association and Ericka Webb, Chicago community leader, mama to six children in a blended family, and her eldest son has cerebral palsy.

May 18th from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. CT
Sign up here!
Click here to download and share flyer.

 

The Federal Emergency Broadband Benefits (EBB) Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford broadband internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is now open and provides eligible households: 

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband service;

  •  Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
 

Who is Eligible?

A household is eligible if a member of the household:

  • Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, orLifeline;

  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program; or

  • If the household has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Check out www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit for a Consumer FAQ and other program resources.

 

Three Ways to Apply

1.      Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.

2.      Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.

3.      Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to:         

                             Emergency Broadband Support Center

                             P.O. Box 7081

                             London, KY 40742

 

For more help regarding the Emergency Broadband Benefit program,

Call 833-511-0311 or find more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

Child Tax Credit 

People with children should fill out their tax forms ASAP to get the advance Child Tax Credit payments starting in July. However, people can still file taxes after Monday to get their payments, just not the advance payment. 

 

There is a flyer with combined info on all of the tax credits. The other flyer is more focused on how people can receive missing stimulus checks by filing taxes. Many low-income Illinoisans are in that group.

Child Tax Credit 
Stimulus Information (English)
Stimulus Information (Spanish)

Prevention Initiative (PI) Outcomes & Questionnaires


As we approach the end of the 2020-2021 program year, we are required to report qualitative data to the Illinois School Board of Education (ISBE) for programs who receive Prevention Initiative (PI) funding through our direct service delegate agencies and partner sites. The data is collected using two (2) annual questionnaires.  
 
Annual PI Parent Questionnaire
Instructions:
Please send the link to parents of children who receive PI funding (partial or full PI funding). Ask that they complete the 0-3 Prevention Initiative Parent Questionnaire by 7/10/2021.  

Link:
0-3 Prevention Initiative Parent Questionnaire Link 
Enlace para el Cuestionario para Padres Sobre la Iniciativa de Prevención 0-3  

Annual PI Outcomes Questionnaire
Instructions:
Please complete the 0-3 Prevention Initiative Outcomes Questionnaire for EACH SITE your program administers PI funding by 7/10/2021.  

Link:
0-3 Prevention Initiative Program Outcomes Questionnaire Link 
 
Please Note: this information is required as part of the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Block Grant (ECBG). The information that is provided will be kept confidential.  
 
Reminder to CEL programs that are Home Visiting with PI only funding:
Please remember to update the information regarding prenatal services in COPA. This information is expected to be current and maintained throughout the course of the program year.  
We appreciate your compliance with our funding regulations. 
 
Here are the links in case you need to print the survey. To enter results, please use the links above.

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/pi-parent-question.pdf#search=questionnaires
https://www.isbe.net/Documents/pi-parent-question-sp.pdf#search=cuestionariohttps://www.isbe.net/Documents/pi-outcomes-question.pdf#search=questionnaires 

For further questions and/or assistance, please contact:
Yanet Rodriguez- yanet.rodriguez@cityofchicago.org
Miriam Chonillo- miriam.chonillo@cityofchicago.org

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