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Timeline

The ICSB holds two application cycles per year: one in the Spring and one in the Fall. Below, please find the timelines for Spring and Fall 2016 application cycles.

Spring 2016 Application Timeline

DATE ACTIVITY
January 8 The ICSB releases the Request for Proposals.
TBD The ICSB holds a WebEx training session to provide applicants with an overview of Review Room and the application components. Visit the ICSB's Application Steps for recorded sessions.
February 15 The Letter of Intent form is due. All applicants are required to complete and submit this non-binding form indicating interest in applying to the ICSB. The forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST.
March 14 Proposals are due. All material must be submitted in complete and final form by 11:59 p.m. EST.
April 22 –May 6 Applicant capacity interviews are held. Evaluators will interview applicant teams to explore questions and concerns raised by the applications and to assess founding team capacity to implement the proposed program effectively.
April 25 –  May 10 Public hearings are held. As required by Indiana law, public hearings will be held to allow for public comment from community members. Representatives from the ICSB and Board members attend.
May 25 Board meeting is held. ICSB Board members will conduct a final Q&A with each applicant group and make qualification decisions based on recommendations from ICSB staff and any additional information considered by the ICSB.

Fall 2016 Application Timeline

DATE ACTIVITY
July 8 The ICSB releases the Request for Proposals.
August 8 The Letter of Intent form is due. All applicants are required to complete and submit this non-binding form indicating interest in applying to the ICSB. The forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST.
September 9 Proposals are due. All material must be submitted in complete and final form by 11:59 p.m. EST.
October 7-21 Applicant capacity interviews are held. Evaluators will interview applicant teams to explore questions and concerns raised by the applications and to assess founding team capacity to implement the proposed program effectively.
October 17-28 Public hearings are held. As required by Indiana law, public hearings will be held to allow for public comment from community members. Representatives from the ICSB and Board members attend.
Week of November 14 Board meeting is held. ICSB Board members will conduct a final Q&A with each applicant group and make qualification decisions based on recommendations from ICSB staff and any additional information considered by the ICSB.