Agricultural Education
CSFA Number: 586-00-1581
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Erica Thieman
Short Description
Partners with districts in supporting the cost of extended time outside of the standard teacher contract for specific types of activities in approved agricultural education programs.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
105 ILCS 5/2-3.80b
Objectives and Goals
To support personal services costs of teachers’ time spent outside the collective bargaining agreement so as to expand and improve their ability to carry out activities impacting students based on the three circle model for agricultural education.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
To be used in cost partnership with districts to support 400 hours of personal services costs (extended time) of instructors in approved agricultural education programs.
Eligibility Requirements
Illinois school districts and AVCs that employ full-time middle or secondary school teachers in an approvable agricultural education program are eligible.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
a) Intent to Apply application– School districts will submit an intent to apply application to ISBE which includes all information necessary for completing the formula calculations.

b) The Budget Application Procedure – Once allocations have been determined, the district must complete a budget application.
Assistance Consideration
Grantees must share (50%) the cost of the personal services unless it is a new program in the first four years of existence in which case the grant pays 100% of these extended personal services cost in years one and two and 80% in years three and four.
Post Assistance Requirements
Final report, expenditure report, review/monitoring and/or audit as necessary; records kept according to generally accepted accounting principles and per grant administration guidelines.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Program subject to Grant Accountability and Transparency Act, 30 ILCS 708/
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $3,200,000
FY 2019 : $1,971,658
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15016299025-3235(30)City of Chicago SD 29907/01/201906/30/202094,663
05016214017-3235(30)Township HSD 21407/31/201906/30/202043,819
35050160017-3235(30)Seneca Twp HSD 16007/01/201906/30/202042,372
39055061025-3235(30)Decatur SD 6107/01/201906/30/202041,583
12080001026-3235(30)Richland County CUSD 107/01/201906/30/202030,770