Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Community Services
Bureau of Child Care and Development

Services for Preschool Instructional Excellence RFA

Released March 14, 2014

Application Cover Sheet Instructions

All applications shall be submitted as required in the Request for Applications or other instructions distributed by the Department of Human Services.

  1. Provide applicant name and address as it is to appear in the contracts for services that will be developed for successful applicants.
    • FEIN/TIN number: Provide your nine-digit federal Taxpayer Identification Number (also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number) or the state-assigned Governmental Unit Code. Governmental agencies (county or municipality) should use the Governmental Unit Code, which generally begins with 20 or 30; non-governmental agencies or multi-county agencies should use the FEIN, which generally begins with 36 or 37.
    • Applicants not currently receiving funding from the Division of Community Health and Prevention should attach a copy of the applicant's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 575K, Notice of New Employee Identification Number Assigned, or an IRS Form W-9 in which the applicant's name and FEIN/TIN number is consistent with the information on record with the Secretary of State and the IRS.
  2. Enter the date the application is forwarded to the Department.
  3. Provide the name and title of the person authorized to enter into contracts or otherwise obligate the agency to provide services. This information will be used for the signature block for contracts offered to successful applicants.
    • Signature of "Authorized Official" certifies compliance with all requirements as described in the Request for Proposals, applicable program rules and regulations, and applicable state and federal rules and regulations.
  4. Enter the project period to be covered by this application, if different than that indicated.
  5. Mark (X) to indicate your type of organization. Documentation of current status such as a certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State or other comparable proof of status must be provided for all applicants other than governmental entities.
  6. Provide the appropriate district numbers for the area(s) to be served.