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Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Applications (RFA)

The chart below lists the title of each RFP and RFA currently available in the order of the proposal due date. To see the main body of the RFP or RFA, click on the title.

Grant Title Proposal/Application Due Date Eligible Applicants Contact
Truants’ Alternative and Optional Education Program (TAOEP) * 11:59 p.m.
April 28, 2014
Public school districts, Regional Offices of Education, community college districts, public university laboratory schools approved by the State Board of Education, charter schools, and area vocational centers. *The RFP is available through IWAS as of March 10. Sally Veach or V. Sue Taylor in ISBE’s Special Education Services Division at (217) 782-5589 and or
Illinois Child Care Wellness - Team Nutrition Training (TNT) Subgrants 5 p.m. April 30, 2014 Illinois organizations that are approved to participate in the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and that sponsor multiple CACFP sites at which 90 percent or more of the enrolled children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, are eligible to apply.

Webinars and Presentations:

Bidder's Conference - February 20, 2014 Video format (21:19) Subgrant Workshop Webinars
Robin Desai
(217) 782-2491

FY 2015 School Improvement 1003(g) Grants 4:00 p.m.
May 7, 2014
Local education agencies (LEA) with one or more Priority schools are eligible to apply. An eligible LEA may apply for a School Improvement Grant on behalf of one or more qualifying Priority schools. For more information about eligibility and Priority schools, please see the “Eligible Applicants” section of the RFP. E. Robin Staudenmeier or Linda Shay
(217) 524-4832
HealthierUS School Challenge Grant Deadline Extended until Funds are Expended School Food Authorities (SFA) which are current sponsors in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs who have enrolled in the free USDA Team Nutrition Initiative located at Joan Love