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Funding Opportunities

This site will help potential applicants navigate the funding opportunities that are currently available through the State Board of Education. This site lists opportunities for grants (Request for Proposals and Request for Applications) and contracts (Request for Sealed Proposals).

Important Notice About New Grant Application and Award Requirements

The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) includes development of a new grants management system that will be implemented in all state agencies beginning in fiscal year 2017. This new system will require significant changes to the grant-making process at ISBE and across state government, including the application process for school districts and other grantees.

For additional information and resources visit the ISBE GATA page.

RFPs and RFAs are the vehicles used to award grants to eligible applicants. This link will take you to a list of the grant opportunities that are currently available. You can click on the title of any RFP or RFA to review the requirements for the program and the process for submitting the grant proposal or application.

RFSPs are the vehicles used to award contracts to eligible applicants on a competitive basis. This link will take you to a list of opportunities currently available and instructions for accessing the RFSPs on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin.

RFIs are the vehicles used to gather information in order to develop an RFP or RFSP. This link will take you to a list of currently available RFIs.