Tell Policymakers to Release the 21st Century RFP!

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is in the process of finalizing the next 21st Century RFP.

We need you to tell our policymakers that the RFP needs to be released NOW in order to time the grant start date as much as possible with the start of the fiscal year. Timing the RFP this way allows for schools and partners to engage in shared planning before the start of school, leading to stronger programs and stronger partnerships. It also means that there will not be a gap in programs or services, and that grantees do not need to lay off staff.

Click on this link to share this message with legislators asking them to tell ISBE to release the RFP.

You can also use this form letter to send a message to ISBE.