IDEA Improvement Grant - Part D
CSFA Number: 586-63-0424
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Brett Nelson
312-814-3984
bnelson@isbe.net
Short Description
To improve systems of professional development, technical assistance, and/or dissemination of knowledge about best practices around a Multi-Tiered System of Support.
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
PL 108-446
Objectives and Goals
Scale up implementation of a coordinated, statewide system of personnel development that will increase the capacity of school systems to establish and use a multi-tiered model of scientific, research-based instruction, intervention, and assessment to improve the progress and performance of all students, including those with disabilities.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds may be used for such purposes as:
• Salaries and/or purchased services of a part-time project coordinator, part-time technical assistance coordinators, and other personnel for which a need is clearly demonstrated in the proposal;
• Costs related to travel in providing training and technical assistance services (please note the Travel Requirements below);
• Supplies and materials costs associated with the development and provision of training and technical assistance, including translation, braille, and audio tapes as needed;
• Room/facility rental associated with provision of training;
• Interpreters and language translators at training sites;
• Project evaluation activities;
• Purchase of equipment to support activities of the project (not to exceed 3 percent of the
total budget; it is expected that such purchases will primarily occur in Year 1 of the project and therefore not require an annual allocation of funds for equipment);
• Postage, printing, duplicating, telephone, and fax;
• Advertising of training and technical assistance opportunities; and
• Administrative OR indirect costs (not to exceed 3 percent of the total budget).

Funds may not be used to:
• Supplant salaries of existing staff;
• Supplant activities and services funded by other federal, state, and local sources; or
• Cover costs of moving, remodeling, or building.

Institutions of Higher Education that receive a state award or federal pass-through award for a grant program administered by the Illinois State Board of Education will be restricted to a maximum indirect rate of 8% or other indirect cost rate calculated by their cognizant federal agency, whichever is less, pursuant to an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.

Eligibility Requirements
Regional Offices of Education (ROEs), Intermediate Service Centers (ISCs), public school districts, and special education joint agreements are eligible to apply.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Application through eGMS
Assistance Consideration
NA
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly fiscal and programmatic reports. Interim reports must be submitted annually, as well as annual expenditure reports.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
34 CFR 76.561; 44 Ill. Adm. Code 7000.40
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,975,000
FY 2018 : $1,300,000
FY 2019 : $900,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
47000000000-4631(RN)Lee/Ogle/Whiteside ROE07/02/201906/30/20202,570,900