Financial Education Library Grants

Financial Education Library Grants

Program Guidelines

Eligible recipients must:

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  • Be based in Illinois, and be public schools, public libraries, or NFP institutions that provide youth services in a low or moderate-income FEL Grant Imagecommunity.
  • Have suitable facilities and/or capacity to maintain and disseminate financial education content and materials.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Not be prior ILJC grant recipients, or family members of current ILJC Directors.
  • Reside and work in Illinois, and be public or private school teachers, professional trainers, or volunteers working in financial or economics education or a related field.
  • Have demonstrated significant ability, initiative or achievement involving personal finance or economics education.
  • Submit a completed application, along with a written recommendation on organization letterhead from a Principal or Supervisor who is not a family member.
  • Not be prior ILJC scholarship recipients, current ILJC Directors or their family members.

ILJC Library Grants Awards are valued at $500.00

  • Recipients will be notified directly. When possible, Grant awards will be presented at an upcoming ILJC public event.
  • If not selected initially, eligible applicants will be considered again in the following cycle. Those not selected in 2 consecutive cycles may reapply with new or additional information.
  • Chosen candidates will receive a selection of print and digital materials for the age group(s) of their choice to  establish an onsite financial education library.
  • Recipients will be expected to update ILJC periodically on their progress and how the grant has helped improve the financial capabilities of their communities they serve.
  • Applicants authorize Illinois Jump$tart to use their name, and their answers in the “Tell Us About Your Organization” section of this application, online and in promotional materials.
  • Illinois Jump$tart will never disclose applicant contact information without permission.

To apply for a Library Grant, please fill out the form below. If you have questions about grant opportunities, contact us.

The application deadlines for the three 2016 Award Cycles are shown below.

  • Spring – March 4
  • Summer – June 24
  • Fall – September 16

2016 ILJC FEL Grant Application

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