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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
(217) 524-4832
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Incentive Funding Grant Surplus Allocation/Amendments

Friday, April 26, 2019

All Teachers, Superintendents, Principals

2018-19 (FY19) Incentive Funding Grant Surplus Allocations

  • These will be deposited in your IWAS accounts soon. I am just waiting on final approvals to go through so they can be pushed out. I will send notification to everyone as soon as I have made aware they are available.
  • I will send the updated amendment due date in the message notifying you the funds have been made available. At the moment, plan for May 5 (extended from April 30, 2019).
  • The allocations were determined using a different formula than the initial allocations. This was done due to the increased push to take into consideration issues of equity in school funding. All programs were put into two groups based on the Evidence-based Adequacy Funding model instituted two years ago by ISBE. The group receiving the highest funding from the surplus are those who were identified as Tier 1 or 2 for FY19. Schools in Tier 3 or 4 were also grouped together.
  • A base allocation of $1,569 was identified for every school in the incentivefunding formula with 70% of the funding being allocated for the base. The remaining 30% of the funding was divided evenly and added to the base to go to Tier 1 and 2 schools. All schools in Tier 1 and 2 will be receiving $2,300 and all schools in Tier 3 and 4 will be receiving $1,569.
  • The funding for this surplus reallocation is less than what was provided in 2017-18 due to an increase of schools taking advantage of the Three Circles Program.
  • The allocations for 2019-20 (FY20) will be calculated differently, which should prevent the need for a reallocation scenario. I do anticipate that the Fall allocation for FY20 Incentive will be increased in comparison to previous years as a result. You should not plan for or count on a second allocation in FY20 for Incentive Funding.

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