Open as of October 11, 2021
Closes: March 31, 2022 at 12:00 midnight
The Illinois State Board of Education is showing their support for the positive impact that National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) make through improving teaching and student learning for Illinois' most under-resourced students in rural or remote areas. Please take a moment to contact your state representatives to thank them for their continued support in funding incentives for NBCTs.
This application is to be completed only if you are an eligible Illinois National Board Certified Teacher. A one-time $3,000 incentive shall be paid to each qualified educator who:
Please check the report below for more information about your district or school. You will find an exahustive list of all Rural or Remote Illinois schools by school locale code and/or district locale code to clarify your eligibility. You are also welcome to view the NCES website to find additional information about your district's or school's locale code and the ISBE EBF Quick Facts document to find your district's tier. As a reminder, codes 33, 41, 42, or 43 are the codes that qualify for the incentive.
You can also look over this flowchart to get an idea of whether you may qualify for this incentive.
NBCTs must complete and submit the $3K Incentive application to confirm their eligibility:
IF you see your school building (not your district) listed on the FY22 3K Incentive - Tier 1 & 2 Eligibility by Locale Code document, complete the application. Applications are due by March 31, 2022 at 12:00 midnight. Late applications will not be accepted. Please allow 5-7 business days for your application to be processed. Eligible educators are posted to the Incentive Approval List weekly until the application closes.
The NBRC will contact you per your eligibility. If you are found eligible, please sign and return the affidavit/attestation the office will send you by April 11, 2022 at 12:00 midnight.
IMPORTANT: After your application information is verified, you will receive an email outlining the steps to fill out and submit an affidavit/attestation form.
After you are found eligible, you can check for your name on the Approval List .
For assistance regarding technical or processing issues, please contact email@example.com.
**NOTE: If you are not currently an NBCT but would like to learn more about the application process, please visit our Application for the Illinois National Board First Time Candidate Fee Subsidy page.