Transitional Instruction Math and English Pilot Grant
CSFA Number: 684-00-2333
Agency Name
Illinois Community College Board (684)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Melvin Harrison
Short Description
The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is inviting eligible applicants to apply for Transitional Instruction Math and English Pilot Grants. The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) will provide approximately $160,000 in grant funding opportunities to be administered to support transitional Math and English instruction, pathway development and portability submissions.

The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act Public Act 99-0674) was signed into law July 2016. A significant component of the law relates to transitional instruction and, including Transitional English courses. The format of these courses and/or competencies is being developed statewide. These courses/competencies are intended to ease transition in to college level courses and reduce the need for remediation. These courses are not dual credit or AP course and are not designed for college credit.
All Community Colleges are receiving $15,000 for Transitional Math.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
The Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Act Public Act 99-0674
Objectives and Goals
The objectives of this grant are intended to support transitional instruction in English. These include programs and service activities that must include:
• Convening and/or support of a Local Advisory Panel for Transitional English.
• Support for participation in regional training and professional development offered for Transitional English.
• Identification of curriculum models related to Transitional English Instruction that have potential for statewide scalability; or identifying model(s) that have demonstrated success in preparing high school graduates for entry into gateway English course.
• Developing a framework for piloting identified successful framework.
• Engagement with district high school partners for feedback and curricular alignment, as appropriate.

In addition, these program and service activities may include:
• Publishing a website for Transitional Instruction at the college.
• Evaluation of effective pilot models, as appropriate.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Eligibility Requirements
The ICCB is inviting Illinois community college applicants to submit proposals under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
This is a competitive process. All parts of the application package must be completed by the deadline in order to be considered. Applicants will receive a receipt of application. However, applicants will not be notified if there are items that area missing from the application. Applicants must use the templates provided, and be organized as listed below.

1. Uniform Application
Applicants must complete each section of the Uniform Application in its entirety. If a question is not applicable, please enter NA.

2. Cover Page
The cover page must include the institution’s name, address, telephone number, website, as well as the contact information including email address, telephone number and extension, and fax number of the President/CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Project Coordinator/Administrator.

The cover page much also provide a statement that stipulates: “This application is being submitted on behalf of the 'institution’s name'; and, if awarded, the applicant agrees to abide by the provisions and guidelines set forth in the application and by the ICCB. Furthermore, the individuals listed in the application are authorized to act on behalf of the institution.”

The statement must be signed and dated by the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $160,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details684$0 - $2000011/08/2019 - 12/10/2019 : 5pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
City Colleges of Chicago07/01/201906/30/2020105,000
Illinois Eastern Community College District #52907/01/201906/30/202060,000
Parkland College07/01/201906/30/202029,232
Southwestern Illinois College Community College District #52207/01/201906/30/202029,180
Sauk Valley Community College07/01/201906/30/202029,180