Monday, March 7, 2016

Sims Co-Hosts Community Awareness Forum, ILBC ScholarshipAvailable, City of Chicago Free Tax Serivce Program

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Sims Co-Hosts Community Awareness Forum
This Saturday, March 12, 2016
Apply for the ILBC Foundation Scholarship!!
This application is for students seeking an undergraduate degree. Applicants should be an accepted student at an accredited institution of higher learning to include community colleges, private institutions and certified vocational training programs.
ILBC Members, ILBC employees, ILBC Foundation board members, and their immediate relatives are ineligible for the scholarship program.
You can email the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee at or stop by our office located 8658 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL. Suite 404, to request an application.
All applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by May 1st. Please take note that only applicants chosen to receive an award will be notified by letter.
Submit applications to the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship
Foundation Committee P.O. Box 10243 Springfield, IL. 62741
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Enterprise Information Services Manager
Customer Service Inventory Specialist
Capital Budget Analyst
The City of Chicago FREE Tax Service Program
If you are a family earning up to $50,000
or an individual earning up to $25,000, you may be eligible to take advantage of this FREE service and find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit(EITC), Child Tax Credit(CTC), and/or student financial aid of college!

Get FREE, confidential tax help at locations across Chicago from now
through mid-April.

The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) a not-for-profit organization and a bipartisan coalition of women legislators in the Illinois General Assembly, announce their 2016-2017 Scholarship Award Program. COWL created the scholarship program as part of its mission to promote economic independence, community service and leadership development.
Rep. Willis, the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, announces that scholarships of $2500 each will be awarded. These college scholarships are aimed at helping women who are earning their college degrees, later in life in some cases.
Scholarship applicants are required to enroll in an Illinois accredited college or university for a minimum of six credit hours to qualify, making the scholarships available to a part-time student. In addition to academic achievement the scholarship committee also considered volunteer or paid community service work that benefited women in transition. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2016. Awardees will be notified of the decisions by May 31, 2016. Scholarship applications may be downloaded from the COWL website at
The FEMA SAFER Grant Application Open Now
Through March 25, 2016
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 4 PM CST
The program is intended to provide funding directly to fire departments and national, state, local, or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities and provide adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards.
This year the program has $340 million in funding, and "10 percent is set aside for the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters".
Please see the link below for more information and access to the application.

Small Business Administration, Illinois District Office
2016 Emerging Leaders Class Program
For Small Businesses interested in participating in the Chicago area program, here's the registration link:
You can save hundreds to more than $1,000 a year on commuting costs through payroll tax savings when you participate in a pre-tax transit benefit plan at work. You'll save money while enjoying a stressfree commute with Metra! For customers who use a Monthly Pass, participating in a pre-tax transit benefit plan is like getting three months of free Metra tickets each year!
Thanks to a late 2015 Congressional action, you can now offer your employees as much as $255.00 per month in pre-tax transit benefits. Their tax savings is like offering them a raise, without costing you!* Amounts for each employee will vary depending on their actual transit costs. Click Here For More Info
State Representative Elgie Sims
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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