Illinois enacted the Invest In Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program in 2017. This program offers a 75 percent income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). The SGOs then provide scholarships for students whose families meet the income requirements to attend qualified, non-public schools in Illinois.
The LCMS Northern Illinois District has partnered with Empower Illinois (an SGO). Empower Illinois is a statewide Scholarship Granting Organization created in 2017 to serve Illinois children through the state’s tax credit scholarship program. You can learn more about them at empoweorillinois.org. Information for donors, schools, and students is available on their website.
Resources and Support: If you missed the information meeting this past Monday, we are highlighting the resources available for your school below.
The regional directors from Empower Illinois are available to work with your school. Contact Lois Stewart for contact information.
There are many resources for donors, schools and students on Empower Illinois’ website at empowerillinois.org.