State Programs - Teach for America
CSFA Number: 586-18-1089
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Alicia Harney
Short Description
To provide an alternative route to teacher certification for college graduates who did not originally choose teaching careers.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Objectives and Goals
To recruit, train, place, and provide support for Teach for America corps members within high-poverty, low-performing schools in Chicago School District 299. A mentoring and induction component supports these new teachers in their classrooms.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
Funds may not be used to supplant any other federal, state, or local funds. No subcontracting is allowed.
Eligibility Requirements
Funds are distributed through a grant to Teach for America - Chicago. Teach for America is the only entity eligible for the funds.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Teach for America is eligible to renew the grant each year upon submitting goal/grant activities for the upcoming year, an updated budget, and an annual program report detailing the extent to which the objectives and outcomes of the grant activities have been met in the previous year.
Assistance Consideration
Indirect costs are not allowed. Corps member impact is measured by four criteria: academic growth of students, degree to which students experience a strong culture of achievement in the classroom, degree to which students are engaging with rigorous and meaningful content, and the level of student ownership of their individual success and leadership development.
Post Assistance Requirements
An annual program report must be submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education within 30 days of the grant end date.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $977,500
FY 2019 : $977,500
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
65108973551-3999(TA)Teach for America07/03/201906/30/20201,000,000