FY2021 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants

Library Services
Monday, March 15, 2021

The FY2021 Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant application is a series of questions to determine the status of the library in relationship to “Serving Our Public 4.0 Standards for Illinois Public Libraries.”  Review the checklist at the end of each chapter to navigate the application and evaluate if the library meets, is making progress towards meeting, or does not meet each standard. 


To be eligible for the Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grant, a public library shall show that it provides library services which either meet or show progress towards meeting the Illinois Library Standards as most recently approved by the Illinois Library Association. 75 Illinois Compiled Statutes 10/8.1 (1). 


FY2021 grant information and application can be found at: 



The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.


If you have questions, contact the Illinois State Library: email percap-grant@ilsos.gov or 1-800-665-5576 extension 2.