FY 2021 Penny Severns Family Literacy Grant Program Impact and Statistics Illinois State Library

Number of Programs

Chicago 14
Suburban Chicago 5
Downstate 9
Total 28

Amount of Funding Awarded by Region:

Chicago $635,500
Suburban Chicago $231,824
Downstate $401,588
Total $1,268,912

Adult Learner Data

Total adult learners 490
Average Adult Age 34
Female Students 86%
Students Studied ESL 78%
Obtained library card 248
Students Employed 37%

Child Learner Data

Total children served 689
Average Student Age 6
Average PACT hours 17
Average Child Education hours 224

Ethnic Background of Families

Hispanic 50%
Asian 11%
Caucasian 11%
African-American 18%
Other 10%