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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Lisle Park District Scholarship

The Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation supports the mission of the Lisle Park District and recognizes the need within the community to provide assistance for the families who otherwise could not afford to participate in Recreation programs.

This Financial Assistance program is funded by the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation. Each year, the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation sets aside a $12,000 scholarship fund for families who exhibit a financial need for assistance in order to enroll in recreational programming through the Lisle Park District.

HHS Poverty Guidelines
Financial Assistance Application

Financial Assistance Guidelines

Below are basic guidelines that govern the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation scholarships. However, scholarship applications are all considered on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, some exceptions may apply.
Program Eligibility

The Financial Assistance program is available to Lisle Park District residents only. All park district programs are eligible for the program.

Income Eligibility

Income eligibility for Lisle Park District’s waiver of program fees is based on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines.

Income Documentation

An applicant must supply the Lisle Park District with documentation of any forms of income he or she is currently receiving – i.e. recent pay stub, AFDC case #, a copy of a recent IRS 1040 form, etc.

Annual Monetary Limit

Each eligible individual may apply the fee waiver to register for any park district program with a limit of $750 per year for up to a family of four, with additional funding of $190 per year for each additional child.

Program Participation

A waiver of program fees may be issued for 6 months, but the applicant must reapply at the end of the time frame granted in order to continue participation in the program.

Scholarship Funding

This program is funded by the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation. Funding is subject to availability of funds.

2022 HHS Poverty Guidelines*

# of Persons in Family Monthly Income Annual Income 125% of Annual Income
1 Person $1,073 $12,880 $16,100
2 Persons $1,452 $17,420 $21,775
3 Persons $1,830 $21,960 $27,450
4 Persons $2,208 $26,500 $33,125
5 Persons $2,587 $31,040 $38,800
6 Persons $2,965 $35,580 $44,475
7 Persons $3,343 $40,120 $50,150
8 Persons $3,722 $44,460 $55,825

*48 contiguous states and District of Columbia

Note: For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 for each additional person.

Source: Federal Register, Volume 86, No 19, February 1, 2021, pp. 7732-7734.

The poverty guidelines may be formally referenced as "the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 9902(2)."

Download 2022 Poverty Guidelines

Financial Assistance Application

To be considered for financial assistance you will need to fill out our application, briefly describe what makes you and/or your family eligible, a list of the recreational programs that are of interest to you and/or your family, and a list all the persons living in your home for whom you provide support.

Application Checklist

  • Complete financial assistance application in its entirety
  • Attach proof of residency
  • Include documentation (i.e. pay stub, AFDC case #, copy of IRS 1040 form)
  • Complete program registration form and attach to application
  • Send completed application and documentation to:
    Lisle Park District, Attn: Jon Pratscher
    1925 Ohio Street, Lisle, IL 60435
Download Financial Assistance Application
Download Registration Form

Please Note

  • Applicants must be Lisle Park District residents
  • Limit of $750 per year for up to a family of four, with additional funding of $190 per year for each additional child.
  • Please allow 7 days for review of this application. Lisle Park District reserves the right to approve partial funding or deny an applicant’s request.
  • All information on the application must be true and accurate. Applicants are required to submit the attached affidavit verifying all information submitted is accurate. Scholarships are legally recoverable if paid and awarded on the basis of false information supplied by the applicant and will nullify any request for waiver of program fees. Any falsified application will be the subject of prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
  • All information is confidential and not a matter of public record.

For More Information

Jon Pratscher

Superintendent of Recreation & Marketing

630-353-4305
jpratscher@lisleparkdistrict.org
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The Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation's purpose is to raise money through corporate and private contributions and in-kind donations. These funds are used for enriching the quality of life in the greater Lisle community by offering scholarships for families who otherwise could not afford to participate in recreation programs, contributing to the beautification of parks and protection of natural resources, supporting and enhancing community programs and promoting recreational opportunities. Funding for projects such as these is not usually appropriated from tax dollars.

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