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Grants to Illinois Public Libraries to Offer Enhanced Services


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USA: Illinois

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Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

Illinois State Library - Cyber Drive Illinois

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #177567

Grant Description

Grants to Illinois local public libraries to offer enhanced services. Funding is intended to help libraries meet state standards. Eligible applicants are those with a low tax base. The goal of the program is to ensure that eligible public libraries will receive a minimum level of funding for library services.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to all Illinois local public libraries.

To be eligible for a Public LIbrary Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant, a public library must meet the requirements of 75 ILCS 10/8.1 and 23 Ill. Adm Code 3035.115. This includes providing library services which either meet or show progress toward meeting Serving Our Public 4.0: Standards for Illinois Public Libraries © Illinois Library Association, 2019.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit the application and the required expenditures report(s) by January 30.

Paper copies of the application and reporting forms will not be accepted.

Instructions for Completing Fillable PDF Grant Forms:

Library Data Entry Guidelines:

For additional relevant links, see URL for Full Text (RFP).

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts of up to $1.475 per person served are available.

Contact Information:

Submit the application for the Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant as an attachment to an email to

Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant Application:

For more information on Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants, contact the Illinois State Library, Library Development Group by email at the above email address or by telephone 1-800-665-5576 extension 2, or 217-524-8836.

Office of the Illinois Secretary of State
213 State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62756
800-252-8980 (toll free in Illinois)
217-785-3000 (outside Illinois)

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