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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

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The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

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Casey Bolin
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Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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Ag Grant Budget Due Nov 17

Monday, November 07, 2016

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers, Principals, & Superintendents.

Hi Ag Teachers, Principals, & Superintendents:

Great news...Agriculture Incentive Funding will continue for the 29th consecutive year!  Each X factor of the quality indicator application was awarded $27.19. 
Attached are:
1 - Excel spreadsheet which shows all schools in District 5 since FY89.  This excel spreadsheet may not be exact to the amount in your IWAS budget.  The IWAS budget amount is correct.  It is sorted by the FY17 column(A-Z).
2 - PDF doc of function & object codes and non-allowable expenditures.
Your budget is located at  Select IWAS(ISBE Web Application Security) from the top row.  Login.   Follow the online directions to your budget.  Click for complete instructions.

Key Points:
·         You must have an IWAS account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. If you created an account last year, you can use the same account even if you switched schools.
·         If you switched schools from last year or are completing this grant for the first time, you will need to go in and request access to the grant from the new school before you can complete it. Your District Superintendent grants access.
·         When you access the FY17 budget for the first time, you will click ‘yes’ to create a new project. Check to be sure the year is correct and enter the school name for the title, then click Create New Project. When you go back to access this budget later, you will not have to do this; just simply choose from the listing of budget applications towards the bottom of the page.
·         Open row of blue buttons...start from the left...applicant information and work to the right.
·         You will need to complete the Performance Report (final report for FY16) when you complete the FY17 budget, so have your final budget available. 
·         Due dates: 
-Budget submitted on November 17, 2016, early in the morning as a school administrator must review and submit also by Nov 17th 11:59 pm.

-Amendments submitted by April 30, 2017
-All funds spent by June 30, 2017
Questions on completing the budget process, contact either Harley Hepner or me. If you have questions of a technical nature with the website, contact the ISBE Help Desk at 217-558-3600.
Top Ten Schools FY17 School AVERAGE FY17  Funding $27.19/X
Olney 106 107 $2,882
Mt. Vernon 105 107 $2,855
Eldorado 101 105 $2,746
Waterloo 100 101 $2,719
Edwards County (Albion) 96 70 $2,610
Cisne 95 99 $2,583
Nashville 92 86 $2,501
Marion 89 79 $2,420
Sandoval 89 83 $2,420
Shawnee (Wolf-Lake) 88 84 $2,393

Average achievement was 63 x factors out of 117 possible or 54% achievement rate.
I would be glad to visit your school to review your agriculture grant application in hopes of increasing quality indicators and funding for FY18.   Please also reply to this email to receive your FY17 Ag Grant Application in pdf format.
Thank you. 

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