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State Personnel Development Grant: Illinois IHE Partnership

Grant to Improve Teacher Training Programs

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Illinois SPDG, Operated by the Illinois State Board of Education

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Initial grant of $100,000 is being awarded to develop a program which introduces research-based methods of instruction into Illinois colleges' and universities' teacher training programs. The grantee will also develop a replicable method for providing the program's graduate students with field experience in schools that have implemented these methods of instruction. The grantee will also work to increase the number of graduates employed in low-income districts whose students are not performing well.

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GrantWatch ID#: 124688

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$100,000; $200,000 for future years

Term of Contract:

6 months with possibilty of renewal for up to an additional 4 years


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Illinois IHEs with approved educator preparation programs

Pre-Application Information:

An Online Bidders’ Forum about this RFP will be conducted via email at the following address: This email address will be available for posting questions during the application period.
All questions and answers will be posted at and will remain on the website until April 22, 2011.
Applicants are encouraged to review information posted on the forum before submitting their proposals.
Should the conditions of this RFP change prior to the deadline, ISBE will post the changes at

Details of Illinois’ SPDG Project are available in ISBE’s federal grant application, which may be accessed at Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the application in preparing proposals in response to this RFP.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kathryn Cox
Phone: 217-782-5589

Grant Coverage Areas:

Illinois State Board of Educat

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois