All applicants must be pre-qualified to respond to notice of funding opportunities or grant renewals.
Please click the Grant Applicant Pre-Qualification and Pre-Award Requirements to learn how to pre-qualify your organization..
Your organization also is able to access a video of the Grant Applicant Pre-Qualification and Pre-Award Requirements.
For a summary of the six pre-qualification steps, please see the Overview of Pre-Qualification and Pre-Award Requirements rubric and follow the prompts.
Successfully completing the pre-qualification process will allow your organization to apply for state and federal grants.
Please Note: From start to finish, the time to process all registrations can take up to 12 weeks. Your grant application cannot be processed until you are pre-qualified.
You don't have to wait for a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to be posted to begin the pre-qualification process. Completing the pre-qualification process prepares your organization for when funding opportunities are available.
For additional assistance with the pre-qualification and pre-award process, please email DHS.Prequal.PreAward@illinois.gov
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