First Aid & CPR Funds Program

In partnership with CCRS, the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Early Childhood (IDHS-DEC) is providing funds to assist child care practitioners to achieve First Aid (FA)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification. Below are the guidelines, please read carefully. For the purpose of this document “program” refers to both child care centers and family child care homes; “provider” is inclusive of all child care practitioners (center staff & family child care).

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Provider must be employed by a program that is actively providing child care at the time of application.
    • Program may be licensed or license exempt.
    • Provider must be a current member of the Gateways to Opportunity Registry (applies to individual and group).
    • The child care program must be listed on the Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agency’s referral database and must currently be providing care in one of the following Illinois counties: Champaign, Douglas, Iroquois, Macon, Piatt, or Vermilion.
    • The child care program must have no unpaid financial obligation to the CCR&R agency or the IDHS-DEC.
    • Priority is given to programs currently caring for 50% or more children whose care is paid for by the IDHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Please complete the First Aid & CPR Funds Program Application and the Vendor Information Form and return to CCRS.