Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Fusion: Igniting Teaching and Learning
CSFA Number: 601-00-0743
Agency Name
Board Of Higher Education (601)
Agency Contact
Bruce Bennett
Short Description
IMSA Fusion is an after-school enrichment program in 110 Illinois schools with 165 programs for students in late elementary (grades 4-5) and middle school (grades 6-7-8) that are talented, interested and motivated in mathematics and science, with a special focus on students historically underrepresented and under-served in mathematics and science. Fusion also serves as a professional development program for participating Illinois STEM teachers.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
PA 098-0678 Section 25
Objectives and Goals
To maintain and increase student interest and performance in the areas of math and science as this significantly decreases between 4th and 8th grades; and
To provide professional development activities to prepare teachers in STEM activities.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
To fund Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) diversity initiatives to enhance STEM programs for students from underrepresented groups
Eligibility Requirements
Non-competitive, designated grant
Eligible Applicants
Application and Award Processing
Application requirements:
-A budget breakout by line item,
-A budget justification,
-A description of work activities, goals and objectives, and
-An evaluation plan describing how the project's effectiveness will be assessed in relationship to the stated goals and objectives.
Assistance Consideration
The award is a direct appropriation.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reporting requirements include:
-Quarterly reporting using the IBHE online system,
-Program Evaluation report,
-Program Specific Audit
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $95,900
FY 2019 : $95,900
FY 2020 : $95,900
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
20IMSAIllinois Mathematics and Science Academy07/01/201906/30/202095,900