• llinois Reading Council is also accepting grant applications for nex year.  The Guidelines and Application Forms are available online.  Application deadline is May 1.


Pat Braun, Region 3 and Chair

Janell Hartman, Region 1

Mary Grom, Region 2

Leslie Forsman, Region 4

Dawn Schwarzkopf, Region 5

Jane Aumann, Region 6

Susan Cisna, Region 7

Pam Mrsich, Region 8

Teresa Burdin, Region 9

Marjorie Henseler, Region 10


To promote literacy development in the school and community, and/or provide professional development opportunities related to the improvement of reading and writing instruction.


The IRC Literacy Support Grants Committee will award financial grants to local and special interest councils and individual council members for the purpose of promoting literacy.  The Grant Application and Deadlines are available online.  The application deadline is May 1.  Awards will be announced by July 15.


Grant Recipients can submit the Final Report for their literacy project by fax, email, or mail or with the online report form.  Final Reports are due within 30 days of the conclusion of the program or project.

Payment Request Forms:

Grant Recipients must submit the Payment Request Form and receipts by June 1st to receive a reimbursement.

For more information, contact us at [email protected].