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  ISBE Grant Periodic Reports Past Due  
  Dean Dittmar  8/27/2021 8:00:00 AM  

*Sent to all Administrators and Teachers in Agricultural Education on behalf of:

Mr. Andrew Klein
Principal Consultant Agricultural Education - CTE and Innovation
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777

ISBE grant funding for agricultural education is funded through the Agricultural Education Line Item. The Grants Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) requires that periodic reports be submitted and monitored by ISBE regarding program specific deliverables and performance standards. Reports are required biannually, becoming available 30 days prior to the mid-year and end-of-year dates and are due 30 days after those respective dates. See Figure 1 below for specific deadlines.

This email is a notification to check your Periodic Reporting system in the ISBE Web Application Security (IWAS) portal to ensure all reports have been submitted for both fiscal year 2020 and 2021. As a reminder, FY2020 was extended to June 30, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this created additional reporting requirements for those extended dates. Currently, many school districts with agricultural education funding have reports that are past due for both FY21 and FY20. Please log into your account to confirm these reports are submitted to prevent further action.

For guidance on completing periodic reports (also known as GATA reports) for both Agricultural Education Incentive Funding and the Teacher Three Circle Grant, please visit our Ag Grants webpage. On this webpage, you will find a “Frequently Asked” document for each of these respective grant programs, both of which contain detailed instructions on submitted GATA reports for those programs.

If you have questions, please reach out to your District FCAE Program Advisor for more information. You may also contact ISBE directly via  Thank you.

Helpful Website Links:

IWAS Portal Login

ISBE Ag Grants Webpage

IFG Frequently Asked (See Question 10)

Three Circles Frequently Asked (See Question 12)

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