Grant Info

Financial Education Library Grants

Our Program Guidelines

To qualify for a grant from Illinois Jumpstart please review the requirements below.

Eligible recipients must:

  • Be based in the state of Illinois.
  • Must be public schools, public libraries, or NFP institutions that provide youth services in a low or moderate-income community.
  • Have suitable facilities and/or capacity to maintain and disseminate financial education content and materials.
  • Can not be prior Illinois Jumpstart grant recipients, or family members of current ILJC Directors.
  • Submit a completed application.

Illinois Jumpstart Grants are Valued at $500

  • Grant recipients will be notified directly. When possible, Grant awards will be presented at an upcoming Illinois Jumpstart 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 are expected to update Illinois Jumpstart 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.

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

  • Spring – March 4
  • Summer – June 24
  • Fall – Sept. 16

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