On July 21, 2009, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) passed a Fiscal Year 2010 budget. Numerous programs received significant reductions or elimination of funding as a result of the Fiscal Year 2010 budget passed by the Illinois General Assembly. The Illinois Textbook Loan Program (ITLP) was one of the programs in which funding was eliminated for Fiscal Year 2010.
The Illinois Legislature did re-appropriate the remaining funds for the Fiscal Year 2009 Illinois Textbook Loan Program. This grants spending authority for ISBE to fulfill last year’s ITLP obligations. The FY 2009 Illinois Textbook Loan Program’s obligations will be paid as soon as possible.
The Illinois Textbook Relocation Program continues to operate. It is an excellent opportunity to find used instructional materials in good shape to enhance or compliment the materials that you provide to students. More information on this program can be found at http://isbe.net/htmls/textbook_relocation.htm.
If you have any questions, please contact the ITLP staff 217/782-0734.