PO Box 882

Washington IA 52353


​​The DHLW Early Childhood Area Board is currently accepting RFPs for projects and services in state fiscal year 2024 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). Information and application forms are available for download below.

DHLW Early Childhood Area

Every child beginning at birth will be safe, healthy, and successful.

Preschool Scholarships

The DHLW Early Childhood Area Board funds preschool scholarships for children ages 3-5yrs and attending preschool programs meeting quality criteria.  The scholarship program is coordinated by Community Action of Southeast Iowa.  To learn more about the program or how to receive a scholarship contact Kalisha Lutz at 319-753-0193 or by email kalisha.lutz@caofseia.org 

Request For Proposal

The DHLW Early Childhood Area Board generally accepts applications in April with funding contracts to begin in July. Applications may include both Request For Renewal (RFR) from current contractors and/or Request For Proposals for new projects. Policy 4.9 Special Request for Funding-Extended Services and policy 4.9a Special Request for Funding-One Time Purchase or Single Activity provide guidance and instructions to individuals and organizations seeking funding outside of the regular funding cycle. Please contact Tasha Beghtol for more information. 319-461-1369 or tbeghtol@dhlw.org