Request for Proposals: Arts & Foreign Language Programs

Grant Funding for Arts and Foreign Language Programs Approved for FY11


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Arts Council are pleased to announce that grant funding for Arts and Foreign Language Programs has been approved for FY2011. This competitive grant program provides funding for planning or implementation of arts or foreign language curricula and programs in public school districts throughout the state.

Districts may apply for either fine and performing arts funding or foreign language funding.

The Planning Grant provides one year of funding for initiating a strategic planning process in the district to develop, improve, or expand arts or foreign language programs.

The Implementation Grant provides up to three years of renewable funding for salaries, professional development, curricular materials, classroom technology and supplies, and related student field trips.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for both projects has been released. Applications are due on or before January 7, 2011. Full guidelines and materials may be found at

Interactive webinars providing application information will be conducted on December 7 (Planning Grant) and December 8 (Implementation Grant). Both webinars will be held at 1:00PM, and registration information may be found at the website listed above. The information presented during these webinars will continue to be posted at the website until the RFP due date.

For more information please contact Christina Steelman at or 217.557.7323

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