New ISL Grants Announced (2 thanks to the CARES Act): Apply Now!

Published 8/11/20 3:17 PM CT, Updated 8/25/20 1:08 PM CT

Grants

 

The Illinois State Library recently announced that applications are now open for four new grants, available to public libraries, school districts, and community colleges that are members of Illinois Heartland Library System, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, or the Chicago Public Library system. 

For more information on these and other ISL grants, please visit the Illinois State Library Grants webpage


Back to Books

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Public Libraries and School Districts  
AWARD AMOUNT: Up to $4,900 per agency, paid via reimbursement
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sept. 30, 2020
NOTES: Funding for collection development, specifically to develop collections that encourage formal and independent reading


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Illinois Public Libraries 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Public Libraries 
AWARD AMOUNT: $500 per branch/library building, paid via reimbursement
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sept. 30, 2020
NOTES: CARES Act Funding to assist libraries in addressing the unforeseen consequences of COVID-19, specifically to address the proper handling of library materials and to purchase PPE to ensure the safety of staff and patrons


Digital Network Access for Illinois Libraries

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Public LibrariesSchool Districts, and Community Colleges 
AWARD AMOUNT: $10,000 per agency, paid via reimbursement
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sept. 30, 2020
NOTES: CARES Act Funding to assist libraries in addressing the unforeseen consequences of COVID-19, specifically to establish or expand the library’s digital network access; e.g., upgrade the library’s Wi-Fi or extend the library’s internet service for broader access


School District Library [Per Capita] Grant

FOR: Public School Districts
AWARD AMOUNT: up to 0.75/student or $750 minimum
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Oct. 15, 2020
NOTES: To help provide more library books and materials for the students of public schools in Illinois; this is a formulaic grant awarded to all eligible school districts that apply *Schools, please don't miss this opportunity to claim your library's share!*


For additional grant opportunities:
IHLS Grants Page