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Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Public Act 100-0465 or the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act on August 31, 2017. This law enacts evidence-based funding (EBF) and comprehensively changes the way that school districts receive the bulk of state funds. EBF sends more resources to Illinois’ most under-resourced students. EBF takes the necessary first steps toward ensuring all schools have the resources they need to provide a safe, rigorous, and well-rounded learning environment for all students. EBF demonstrates new mindsets for understanding the relationship between equity, adequacy, and student outcomes.

FY 2022 EBF Distribution Calculations

The FY 2022 tier funding calculations are now available. The amount to be distributed can be found on the EBF Distribution Calculation page.​​​​​​​​

 EBF Correction

​A contractor for the Illinois State Board of Education made a coding error in the spring of 2018 during the initial development of the enrollment verification system for Evidence-Based Funding (EBF). The code began with the FY 2019 EBF distribution. After learning of the error, ISBE put additional protocols in place to ensure accuracy moving forward, as well as initiated the process to pursue an external audit of the entire EBF formula. The Illinois General Assembly has authorized a supplemental appropriation for EBF that will allow ISBE to make an immediate adjustment to the EBF distribution in the current school year to remedy the error. All organizational units that are owed more than $10 received a letter from ISBE on April 12, 2022, notifying them of the approximate amount they are owed by the state. A small number of organizational units were overpaid – with the majority overpaid less than $1 total from FY 2019-22. ISBE will pursue the recoupment of funds from organizational units that were overpaid more than $10 during that timeframe. ISBE is committed to taking all measures necessary to ensure fidelity with the EBF formula and ensure fairness in state education funding. Questions can be directed to (217) 782-0249 or ebfcorrections@isbe.net​.​

Revised EBF Full Calculation Files

EBF Coding Error and Corrective Payments Webinar

   (April 21, 2022)

 Webinars

 FY 2018 Implementation Archive

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