Title I - School Improvement and Accountability
CSFA Number: 586-44-1082
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Annie Brooks
Short Description
To provide technical assistance and support to schools identified with students at risk of academic failure in order to improve student achievement and assist with school improvement efforts.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
PL 107-110
Objectives and Goals
Establish a statewide system of support to:
a. Provide intensive support for priority and focus schools.
b. Provide technical assistance to all school districts around school improvement needs.
c. Provide professional development to build capacity around needs and improvement of student achievement.

Goal is to improve student achievement by providing the necessary support and resources to school districts.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
Can be used to support districts in need of improvement through a statewide system of support.

This program is subject to federal non-supplanting requirements and grantees must use a restricted indirect cost rate that is referenced under 34 CFR 75.564-75.569, pursuant to federal regulations and an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
Eligibility Requirements
Under the School Improvement Grant rules, allocation services are available to eligible school districts for intensive assistance through the statewide system of support. Section 1116 of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization is used to determine districts in need of improvement.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The Center for School Improvement was done through a Request for Sealed Proposals. A competitive bid was held. Peer reviewers reviewed the applications and an award was made. The contract was awarded by following the Illinois Procurement Code.

Funding to statewide system of support fiscal agents was made through a request for application from Regional Offices of Education (ROEs). The applications were reviewed and scored by peer reviewers. The top scores in each of the 10 areas of the state were awarded the funds based on the number of ROEs they represent. Application is submitted each year through the electronic grant process at the agency. An agency representative reviews each grant and approves.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Providers submit midyear and final year reports and expenditure reports quarterly. Fiscal audits are done on a risk assessment basis.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
No Child Left Behind Title I 1003 (a) School Improvement
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $13,929,069
FY 2019 : $45,111,810
FY 2020 : $39,500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
04101205025-4331(20)Rockford SD 20507/01/201908/31/20203,322,236
15016299025-4331(21)City of Chicago SD 29911/19/201908/31/20202,321,156
15016299025-4331(26)City of Chicago SD 29911/19/201908/31/20201,942,462
15016299025-4331(23)City of Chicago SD 29911/19/201908/31/20201,796,845
48072150025-4331(20)Peoria SD 15007/01/201908/31/20201,706,224