Illinois State Library
Grants to Illinois local public libraries to increase and improve services offered within their jurisdictions. The purpose of this program is to provide an additional funding source to public libraries with a low tax base. This program helps ensure a minimum level of funding to provide library services to state citizens. Grant amounts of up to $1.25 per person served are available, on an annual basis, to all Illinois, local public libraries.
Applications must meet the requirements established by the Illinois State Library as indicated in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3035.115 and 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3035.135.
GrantWatch ID#: 177567
Grant amounts of up to $1.25 per person served are available.
Grants are available to all Illinois local public libraries.
Applications for either the Public Library Per Capita Grant or Equalization Grant programs must be submitted via email on or before January 15.
Illinois State Library requirements as indicated in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3035.115:
Illinois State Library requirements as indicated in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 3035.135:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information on Public Library Per Capita or Equalization Aid grants, please call 217-524-8836.
Applications for either the Public Library Per Capita Grant or Equalization Grant programs must be submitted via email to: