In August 2017, with bipartisan support, the Illinois House and Senate passed a comprehensive education funding bill which was signed into law by the Governor. The bill included a five-year program for Tax Credit Scholarships (TCS) for students in private schools that will create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois.

This “Invest in Kids Act” is a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend Illinois Catholic schools. Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100 percent of tuition for a year at Diocese of Peoria Catholic Schools.



Thanks to the countless family members, teachers, school leaders and community leaders who rallied with Empower Illinois in Springfield and contacted their legislators through the #SaveMyScholarship campaign. We successfully protected the Tax Credit Scholarship Program!  And YOU made all the difference.
These scholarships change lives, and provide financial assistance to low-income and working-class families across Illinois to support their child’s education. Thanks to these scholarships, children are able to thrive in an education environment that fits their individual needs.The demand for this program continues to rise, making it abundantly clear how important these scholarships truly are.
While this is a huge legislative win, more than 43,000 students are still awaiting scholarship funding. Now that the future of the program has been protected, we hope you will join us in our fundraising outreach to help provide more children with an opportunity to reach their full potential. We could not do this without you, and we are grateful for your partnership and support!

Visit The Catholic Post for impact stories of those who have received a Tax Credit Scholarship. 

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