IACA Announces FY19 Arts And Foreign Language Grants

FY19 Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Recipients

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA), in cooperation with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), is pleased to announce that it has awarded twelve grants to districts and schools across the state for arts and foreign language education. The Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program (AFL) is designed to assist school districts and other eligible applicants with the development, maintenance or enhancement of curricular programs in the arts or foreign language.

AFL was established in 2006 by section 2-3.65 of the school code (105 ILSC 5/2-3.65). It enables the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Illinois State Board of Education to provide grants to eligible applicants for the purpose of supporting arts and foreign language education in schools, with an emphasis on ensuring that these areas become part of the school’s core curriculum. Funding is available in each discipline for up to four years, with one year of planning and three years of implementation.

Implementation Grants

The three-year implementation grant is to introduce, strengthen, or expand instruction in the arts or foreign language and to develop means of perpetuating the funded program with local resources after the conclusion of the grant period. Funding recommendations were made by a panel of arts and foreign language practitioners familiar with programming across the state. Twelve districts are receiving $856,055 for implementation year one and three.

Year one

     

Alton CUSD 11

Alton

Foreign Language

36,350

Cahokia CUSD 187

Cahokia

Arts

100,000

Cass District 63

Darien

Foreign Language

68,635

Centralia SD 135

Centralia

Arts

100,000

Century CUSD 100

Ullin

Arts

100,000

DeKalb CUSD 428

De Kalb

Foreign Language

99,960

Lake Park CHSD 108

Rosellle

Foreign Language

40,000

Lockport SD 91

Lockport

Arts

91,710

NKEC/Cambridge Lakes Charter

Pingree Grove

Foreign Language

21,395

Ridgewood CHSD 234

Norridge

Foreign Language

69,765

Southland College Prep Charter

Richton Park

Foreign Language

98,940

       

Year three

     

Community High District #218

Oak Lawn

Foreign Language

29,300

 

For more information, contact:
Jerome Grand, Program Director
Email: jerome.grand@illinois.gov, Phone: (312) 814-6766