SPRINGFIELD - Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded nearly $5.5 million in FY14 Adult Literacy Grants to help students develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and language skills.
"I am pleased to provide nearly 200 local literacy providers with funding that will allow adult students to achieve their utmost potential," White said. "I will continue to do all I can to ensure that every citizen of this state has access to quality literacy programs."
Nearly 22,000 students are served by adult literacy programs around the state. More than 8,500 volunteer tutors provide training for students to obtain skills that put them on the path to lifelong learning.
The Adult Literacy Program is administered by the Secretary of State's Illinois State Library Literacy Office and awards grants in three categories:
People interested in becoming volunteer tutors are encouraged to contact the Illinois Adult Learning Hotline at 1-800-321-9511.