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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Erica Thieman
Illinois State Board of Education
Principal Consultant in Agricultural Education
100 North First Street, C-215
Springfield, IL 62777
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Important: Three Circles Grant Clarifications

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Teachers, Principals, Superintendents

Points of Clarification for 2019-20 Three Circles Grant

***If you opened up the initial application before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1 and you cannot get it to submit, you will need to close your internet browser and open a new link. There was a problem in the code that had to be repaired and will not allow for submission.***

  • May 3, 2019: Initial Application / Intent to Apply Due Three Circles (FFA and SAE) Initial Application
    • This is not a hard deadline, however, if your initial application is not received before May 17, 2019, I cannot guarantee a July 1 start date for the grant due to approval processes taking time to get through. You will still be able to apply.
    • If you do not have final numbers for salary/benefits (are in negotiations, etc) please go ahead and fill out an initial application and make note in the comments that the information is not final. I will flag your application to make sure I confirm with you before I send allocations through that I have the most updated information.
  • Week of May 5, 2019: You will be receiving confirmation email with the information you submitted. Please double check to make sure it is correct.
  • May 17, 2019: I will be pulling all initial applications to send allocations to IWAS so that your budget applications can be completed
  • May 31, 2019: All allocations for initial applications submitted by May 17 will be loaded into IWAS. When this is ready I will be sending notification via email to let you know that the budget applications may be completed.
  • June 30, 2019: IWAS budget applications are due in order to have a July 1 start date for the grant program.
    • If you do not have the IWAS budget application completed by this date, you will still be able to apply, however your grant program start date will be adjusted based on when this application is approved. There will be no reimbursements for expenses incurred before the start date of the program.
    • You will be asked to load the Excel Workbook District Salary Match Worksheet FY20Excel Document into the IWAS budget application

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