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FY 2018 Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program

Planning Assistance Grant Available  

   The Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Illinois State Board of Education are pleased to announce that funding is available for school districts and other eligible applicants in Fiscal Year 2018 with the Arts and Foreign Language Planning Assistance Grant.

      The Illinois Arts Council Agency has released the Request for Proposals (RFP), and full guidelines and materials can be found The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from eligible applicants that seek resources to develop district-based plans for initiating, strengthening or expanding instruction in the arts or foreign language. Proposals are due Thursday, March 8.

     For more information, contact Jerome Grand at or (312) 814-6766 or visit