Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced the grant awards for the FY18 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants totaling $15.4 million to 630 public libraries serving almost 12 million patrons.  

In the 15th District, which is represented by Senator Napoleon Harris III (D-Harvey), 12 libraries were awarded the Illinois Public Library Per Capita Award and one was awarded the Equalization Aid Grant.

The libraries in the district are listed below:

Illinois Public Library Per Capita Award

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Equalization Aid Grants

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Per Capita Grant funding is authorized under Illinois library law for public libraries, which allows resources for expenses such as materials, personnel, equipment, electronic access, telecommunications and technology.

Equalization Aid Grants help qualifying public libraries with a low library tax base ensure a minimum level of funding for library services.

For more information on Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Grants and how to apply:

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Springfield Office:
Senator 15th District
M113 Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8066

District Office:
1350 E. Sibley Blvd., Suite 403
Dolton, IL 60419
(708) 893-0552
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