Education grants are government grants for students or teachers who are looking to complete or expand their level of education. The department of education in Illinois has a budget of $25,246,942,487.00 a year in just elementary and secondary education. Students enrolled in Illinois schools can look into education grants in addition to scholarships. In fact, students can look at education grants as scholarships government from their local government.

Of all the people in Illinois, over 86.40% have high school diplomas, over 30.60% have post secondary degrees, and over 11.70 have at least 1 graduate school degree. Education expense in Illinois is not cheap. Although there are student loans available, students should look into education grants first. Unlike loans, students do not have to pay back the amount they receive in grants.

Teachers in Illinois need to constantly stay on top of new materials. Most teachers need to study part-time while teaching full-time at their regular day jobs in schools. The cost to study part-time can be expensive in Illinois. For example, for elementary school teachers, with an average salary of $58,921.00, it can be hard for them to come up with the tuition fees to study part-time. Vice versa with Illinois's secondary school teachers, who have an average salary of $66,660.00.

Applying for Education Grants

Whether if you are a college or graduate student, or a teacher or professor who is looking to pursue higher education, you can apply for Illinois Education Grants by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Office of FAFSA in Illinois ensures all eligible residents in Illinois can benefit from federally funded financial aid for education.

To apply for education grants in Illinois, contact Illinois financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Illinois are browsing from the following cities: Wayne City, Ingleside, Colchester, Long Point, Joy, Waterman, Marissa, Eureka, Aledo, Chrisman

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R05 1970
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,248,039
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R05 1866
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $157,599,474
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH 1818
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,027,077
NOTICE OF INTENT: Collaboration and Colocation between the USGS CMWSC and the Univeristy of Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: USGS 20 FA 0263
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification)
Funding Amount: $1,808,648
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Boone, Dekalb, Grundy, Kane, and Kendall Counties, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1662
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $8,962,171
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Lake County, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1649
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,012,745
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Jackson and Williamson Counties, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1742
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,709,379
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Cook County, Illinois with the exception of the City of Chicago (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1631
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $7,338,647
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- St. Clair County, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1659
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $12,469,665
Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants - Cook County, Illinois with the exception of the City of Chicago (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS HP R05 1629
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $1,291,936

 

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