Driver Education
CSFA Number: 586-10-0546
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Tim Imler
Short Description
Reimburses school districts a portion of the costs of providing driver education. Funds deposited in the Driver Education Fund (SAMS #031) are generated from a portion of instruction permit and drivers' license fees, as well as a portion of fines levied for certain motor vehicle violations.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
105 ILCS 5/27-24
Objectives and Goals
Provide financial assistance to districts to comply with the driver education mandate
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Must be deposited and accounted for separately and must be used to instruct public school students in driver education served in grades 9-12.
Eligibility Requirements
School districts that provide driver education to students who pass or make two attempts to pass classroom instruction and one pass or two attempts of behind-the-wheel instruction.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Districts enter student completion data which is extracted for the period between July 1 and June 30 each year. A weighted computation divides the total state appropriation by the number of classroom students multiplied by .2, and the number of students completing behind-the-wheel training multiplied by .8. Districts are provided quarterly reimbursement via formula using prior year student data.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
23 IL Admin Part 252

This program is exempt from Uniform Guidance and GATA, except for Part F of 2 CFR 200.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $18,750,000
FY 2018 : $18,750,000
FY 2019 : $18,750,000
FY 2020 : $16,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities