Applicant Information

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Agricultural Education Teachers who enter the workforce within the current school year as a traditionally licensed educator are eligible to apply for this five year grant program. For selected individuals, increased levels of supplemental personal income may be awarded over the course of the program. It is the goal of this program to encourage Agricultural Education Teachers to continue in the profession and help bolster Agricultural Education in Illinois.

Grant Program Details

Each program year, four Agricultural Education Teachers are accepted into the grant program. Upon successful re-application, which includes meeting annual eligibility requirements, each initial awardee receives additional increased grant awards for the next four years of their teaching career, receiving up to $10,000 in total.

Eligible teachers will receive an invitation link to apply.