Financial Education Library Grants

Program Guidelines

Eligible recipients must:

  • 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.

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.
Linda Atkins
Linda Atkins Joliet Public Library, Early Literacy Coordinator
We are most excited to be the inaugural recipient of the ILJC Financial Education Library Grant. The possibilities for the uses of these materials are endless. Many parents are full of uncertainty when it comes to kids and money.

A personal finance library will not only further parents’ knowledge, but also give them a launching pad to evoke thoughtful dialog with their kids about money. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of this.

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 2018 Award Cycles are shown below.

  • Spring – March 2
  • Summer – June 1
  • Fall – August 31

2018 ILJC FEL Grant Application

  • Tell Us About Your Organization

  • Attestation

    I hereby certify that I have read and understood the program guidelines above, and that the information I have provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also authorize Illinois Jump$tart to use my name, and my answers in the "Tell Us About Your Organization" section of this application, on their website and in promotional materials. I understand that Illinois Jump$tart will never disclose my contact information without my permission.