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The Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) for Student Success Act requires each Organizational Unit (school districts, laboratory schools, Regional Offices of Education, and Intermediate Service Centers) to complete an annual spending plan, regardless of the amount of EBF dollars received. A primary goal of the EBF Spending Plan is to make resource allocation decisions, especially those in service of identified student groups, more readily accessible to schools and stakeholders. ISBE is engaging in an iterative process to improve the EBF Spending Plan design each year. By FY 2023, the EBF Spending Plan will no longer be a document solely submitted to ISBE but rather integrated into the public budget process and annual budget template.

FY 2021 EBF Spending Plan:

FY 2021 Important Dates:

  • August 1, 2020 - IWAS opens for FY 2021 spending plan submission
  • Sept​ember 30, 2020 - IWAS closes for FY 2021 spending plan submission

Please direct questions to ebfspendingplan@isbe.net.​​​​​

 Resources

​​District and school leaders seeking to learn more about their district's EBF allocations for FY 2021 may find these resources helpful.
District and school leaders seeking to learn more about potential investments for student success may find these resources helpful.

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