The FY2011 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant application is now available at the Illinois State Library website.
Per Capita Grant funding helps ensure that public libraries have some of the resources they need to address the needs of their patrons. Libraries count on Per Capita Grants for expenses such as paying for material, personnel, equipment, electronic access, telecommunications and technology.
Equalization Aid Grants are important because they help public libraries which have a low library tax base, and help ensure a minimum level of funding for library services. Grant applications are to be legibly postmarked on or before October 15, 2010, or hand delivered to the Illinois State Library no later than 4:30 p.m. on October 15, 2010.