First Aid/CPR Reimbursement Program

In partnership with West Central Child Care Connection, the Illinois Department of Human Services is providing funds to assist child care practitioners to achieve First Aid (FA)/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.  Funding is limited and is done on a reimbursement basis.

Funds are available for:

  • FA/CPR training that occurs between July 1, 2020 – June 1, 2021.
  • Individual costs associated with Pediatric FA/CPR (registration fee, student workbook, certification card).  For school age providers, FA/CPR should be specific to the age served.
  • Center staff on-site FA/CPR that is arranged by a child care program (registration fee, student workbook, certification card).
  • FA/CPR curriculum must be from one of the following approved entities:
                · American Heart Association                    · American Safety & Health Institute(ASHI)
                · American Red Cross                            · American Trauma Event Management (ATEM)
                · Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)    · Edward Atkinson/Emergency Response Health Network
                · Ellis & Associates, Inc.-Orlando, FL          · EMS Safety Services
                · MEDIC FIRST AID                               · National Safety Council
                · Pro-Trainings, LLC                            · R.H. Sanders & Associates/Titan CPR Associates
  • Initial or renewal certification.
  • Face to face or Hybrid (blended online/in person) certification training. For hybrid certification trainings there must be at least one in-person session to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to apply CPR correctly and safely.

Note:  There is no longer the CCAP enrollment requirement to be eligible to apply!

You can view more information and download an application by clicking here:

                                                     FY21 FA/CPR Application

To download the required W-9 form, click here:   W-9