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 

Request For Proposal

The DHLW Early Childhood Area Board accepts applications in April with funding contracts to begin in July. The Board generally accepts renewals from current contractors first and may release a full RFP if funding is available. 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

DHLW Early Childhood Area

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

PO Box 882

Washington IA 52353