ILLINOIS

The Federation for Children – Illinois seeks to empower families, especially lower-income families, with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children. We are a project of the American Federation for Children (AFC).

ILLINOIS’ SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE IN ILLINOIS!

Tax Credit Scholarship

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Family income cannot exceed 300% of the federal poverty level ($79,500 for a family of four in 2021-22).

  • Renewing student’s family income can increase to 400% of federal poverty level ($106,000 for a family of four in 2021-22). 

  • Priority given to returning scholarship students; students whose family income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level ($49,025 for a family of four in 2021-22); students who live in a focus district (district that has at least one school where at least one student subgroup’s average performance is at or below the state average for the lowest 10% of student performance or a school with an average graduation rate of less than 60%); and students who are siblings of current scholarship students.

  • Private school students are eligible.

ILLINOIS VOICES FOR CHOICE

Hear from parents, students, educators and advocates on the power of school choice in your state.

AFC BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Our team focuses its time and resources on supporting state-level efforts to provide low-income and middle-income families with access to great schools through private school choice.

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