Advanced Placement Classes - State Grant
CSFA Number: 586-13-0506
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Liz Hiler
Short Description
The purpose of the program is to encourage eligible school districts to implement or expand Advanced Placement (AP®) programs designed to offer rigorous course work necessary for all students to succeed in postsecondary education or in the workplace. To build capacity within schools to offer AP® courses, training for teachers and administrators is a necessary component.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Part 270 of the Illinois School Code

Objectives and Goals
Ensure that each Illinois student has sufficient education for success after high school and that all students have equal access to substantive and rigorous curriculum that is designed to challenge their minds, enhance their knowledge and skills, and prepare them for success in college work. Propose activities that are designed to increase the number of low-income and other disadvantage students who would participate in or benefit from pre-advanced and/or Advanced Placement courses and exams.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
No funds may be expended on activities not directly used to establish or expand Pre-AP® or AP® programs or to assist students, particularly low-income and underrepresented students, to succeed in the programs in which they are currently enrolled. Funds may not be used to pay for the services of teachers to teach Pre-AP®, AP®, or preparatory courses. Funds provided by this grant must be used to supplement, not supplant, funds available under other state or federal programs. A minimum of 20 percent of the proposed budget must be designated for the costs associated with College Board sponsored training. Salaries for the services of teachers to teach Pre-AP® or AP® are not allowable.
Eligibility Requirements
Public school districts are eligible to apply if they have one or more schools serving any of the grades 6 through 12 where 40 percent or more of the students are from low-income families (i.e., eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals under the School Breakfast and Lunch Program [105 ILCS 125]) and those eligible school districts that currently do not offer Advanced Placement (AP®) courses. Public university laboratory schools approved by the State Board of Education, area career centers, and charter schools are eligible to apply on the same basis as school districts.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Annual grant awards will average approximately $50,000 per grant. A joint application will be treated as one grant. The maximum available funding in FY 2019 is $500,000. Applications for funding will be determined via a competitive process with priority points awarded to eligible school districts without existing AP® programs. The top ten scoring proposals will be awarded.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
105 ILCS 125
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $500,000
FY 2018 : $500,000
FY 2019 : $500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details19-3961$45000 - $5100009/05/2018 - 10/19/2018 : 4 PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
32046111025-3961(00)Kankakee SD 11108/08/201908/31/202050,000
40056008026-3961(00)Bunker Hill CUSD 808/01/201908/31/202050,000
44063200026-3961(00)Woodstock CUSD 20007/01/201908/31/202050,000
50082189022-3961(00)East St Louis SD 18907/31/201908/31/202050,000
09010004026-3961(00)Champaign CUSD 409/03/201908/31/202050,000