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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..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

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. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Erica Thieman
Illinois State Board of Education
Principal Consultant in Agricultural Education
100 North First Street, C-215
Springfield, IL 62777
(217) 524-4832
(217) 782-0710 fax
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FY18 Three Circle Initial Application Due Date Extended

Friday, November 17, 2017

Three Circle (FFA & SAE) Grant Initial Application - Due Date Extension

Due to the popularity of the new grant and numerous inquiries from districts, the due date for the initial application for the new Three Circle (FFA & SAE) Grant has been extended to Wednesday, November 22, 2017 to give districts more time to complete their decision-making with regard to participation and completion of the initial application.  All eligible districts who are interested in participating in the grant must have their initial application submitted no later than this date so allocations can be determined and the budget application can be released in a timely manner.  Application for this grant is a two step process with the first step being completion of the initial application via application link (due next week) and step two being the budget application on IWAS (not yet available). A separate message will be sent once the IWAS budget application is available in late November/early December including its due date. Additional grant information can be found under the Three Circle Grant pull-down menu.  The recorded webinar, worksheet, other resources as well as the initial application can be found at preceding link.  The worksheet includes examples districts can use to help determine the district's required share of the cost and other grant requirements. Your FCAE Program Advisor can assist as necessary.  Should a district have any special or extenuating circumstances with regard to its application submission or for program questions regarding this grant, please contact Harley Hepner  at 217-524-4832 to discuss options.

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