Career and Technical Ed Improvement (CTEI)
CSFA Number: 586-18-1014
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Kimberly Barnes-Cummins
Short Description
To provide career and technical education funds for statewide program improvement activities having statewide applicability with the overarching objective of providing high-quality, innovative, research based, professional learning experiences to educators and administrators in the fields of career and technical education.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
105 ILCS 435
Objectives and Goals
The successful applicant must coordinate, facilitate, and deliver two statewide conferences aligned in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Improvement Act (“Perkins V”), the Illinois State Plan for Career and Technical Education, and Illinois State Board of Education Board goals and equity principles. Goals fully support the development of students’ academic knowledge, technical, and employability skills through career-connected learning. CTE provides all students with educational options in high school and college that align with labor market needs and prepare students for future careers and work through upgrading the knowledge, skills, and pedagogy of educators.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Grant funding shall be used for activities aimed at the improvement of instructional knowledge, practices, and skills of educators, administrators, and school counselors in the fields of career and technical education priorities within college and career pathways, programs of study, work based learning, and high school reform. Funding may not be used for incentives of non-educational value, capital improvements, administrative costs and dues to organizations, federations, or societies.
Institutions of higher education that receive a state award or federal pass-through award for a grant program administered by the Illinois State Board of Education will be restricted to a maximum indirect cost rate of 8% or other indirect cost rate calculated by their cognizant federal agency, whichever is less, pursuant to an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
Eligibility Requirements
Administrative agencies of regional vocational systems formed under a cooperative agreement, public community colleges, technical institutes operated by state universities, or state agencies having administrative control and direction of a program of vocational education.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Competitive Request for Proposals - Submitted proposal applications are evaluated by an expert panel of reviewers in a competitive review process in accordance with the applicable criteria set forth in the request for proposal. Proposals will be scored and ranked by score. Final determination of funding will be made by the State Superintendent based upon the recommendations resulting from the review process.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Midyear and end-of-the year progress reports on activities are required.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
23 Illinois Administrative Code 1 Part 254

34 CFR 76.561; 44 Ill. Adm. Code 7000.40
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $330,000
FY 2018 : $547,930
FY 2019 : $330,000
FY 2020 : $250,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details20-3220-PDNot Applicable07/10/2019 - 08/30/2019 : 4 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
09000000000-3220(PD)Champaign/Ford ROE09/01/201906/30/2020250,000