National Board Certification Initiatives
CSFA Number: 586-13-1087
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Morgan Lovelace
217-557-6763
mlovelac@isbe.net
Short Description
To increase the number of Illinois teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) and to provide mentoring and professional development to classroom teachers.

Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
105 ILCS 5/21B-70
Objectives and Goals
To increase the number of Illinois teachers certified by NBPTS and to provide mentoring and professional development to classroom teachers.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
See 105 ILCS 5/21B-70 and Section 24.444 of 23 Illinois Administrative code.

Indirect costs not allowed.
Eligibility Requirements
Funds are distributed per an Intergovernmental Agreement with Illinois State University (ISU). School districts are eligible to apply for the funds. Must meet NBPTS eligibility requirements as well as requirements set by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and statute. National Board candidate subsidies are paid directly to NBPTS on behalf of Illinois candidates.

If all funds are not expended on candidate subsidies, then funds may be used for NBPTS renewal, retakes, and mentoring incentives. Payment for new candidates, renewals, and retakes are made directly to the NBPTS. Funds for mentoring are disbursed through the school districts.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
ISU currently has an Intergovernmental Agreement with ISBE to manage the National Board program in Illinois. In fiscal year 2020, ISBE awarded ISU with $1.5 million.
Assistance Consideration
Funds are to be used per statute and rule - 105 ILCS 5/21B-70 and Section 24.444 of the 23 Illinois Administrative code. No administrative or indirect costs allowed.
Post Assistance Requirements
Four quarterly expenditure reports during the fiscal year for the eGrant, and an interim report, final report, and annual growth report are required for the Intergovernmental Agreement. ISU must also abide by set payment schedules for both.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
105 ILCS 5/21B-70 and Section 24.444 of the 23 Illinois Administrative Code, Guide to National Board Certification, the National Board Resource Center at ISU.

34 CFR 76.561; 44 Ill. Adm. Code 7000.40
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $1,000,000
FY 2019 : $1,000,000
FY 2020 : $1,500,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
17064545051-3651(NB)Illinois State University07/01/201906/30/20201,500,000