Agricultural Education
CSFA Number: 586-18-0875
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Erica Thieman
Short Description
Legislation directs the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to establish a state program for agricultural education as part of the curriculum of the K through adult public school system. ISBE has established the Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) Project to facilitate and coordinate agricultural education programs in Illinois.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
105 ILCS 5/2-3.80
Objectives and Goals
Implement statewide ag ed initiatives; coordinate content-specific curriculum and assessment materials; conduct statewide consumer ed outreach of agricultural literacy/awareness; provide content-specific professional development and on-site technical assistance; coordinate information collection, resources, website, etc.; coordinate business and education efforts for improvement of agricultural education.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Here is a link to background and instructions, including allowable and non-allowable expenditures:

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
Public community colleges and universities that offer an agricultural program of study are eligible.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Eligible applicants complete the grant application through the RFP process and a review committee evaluates the applications according to the criteria in RFP letter. Upon successful completion, the applicant can renew four times.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Final report, midyear report, expenditure report, annual review/monitoring and/or audit as necessary; records kept according to generally accepted accounting principles and per grant administration guidelines.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
23 IL Adm Code Part 75, Sections 75.400 - 75.440

34 CFR 76.561; 44 Ill. Adm. Code 7000.40
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,580,000
FY 2018 : $1,578,052
FY 2019 : $1,580,000
FY 2020 : $1,080,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
09010505051-3235(00)Parkland Coll Dist #50507/01/201906/30/20201,080,000
09010545051-3235(00)University of Illinois07/01/201906/30/202011,149
30039540051-3235(00)Southern Illinois Univ07/01/201906/30/202011,149
26062544051-3235(00)Western Illinois University07/01/201906/30/20208,900
17064545051-3235(00)Illinois State University11/07/201906/30/20208,802