Access to Capital Program

  • Office of the State Treasurer
  • Jefferson Terrace, 300 West Jefferson St. 2nd Floor
  • Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone: (217) 782-2072

Purpose of the Program

The Treasurer’s Office provides low-cost liquidity to banks, credit unions and savings and loan institutions located in Illinois through the Access to Capital program. The goal is to provide an additional source of funding for Illinois financial institutions during the current economic and market conditions.

Who is Eligible

Eligible institutions include banks, savings and loans, and credit unions. The prospective financial institution must be approved as a state depository.

The prospective financial institution must meet rating criteria from IDC Financial, the Treasurer’s rating service.

Application Process

If your financial institution is not currently an approved depository, contact the Banking Division at (217) 782-2072 for information on how to become approved.

Fax a letter on your institution’s letterhead to (217) 522-1217 and include the deposit request amount and your preferred maturity terms.  The interest rate on the time deposit will be confirmed one business day prior to the deposit date.

Availability of Funds

Amounts and Terms:

Financial institutions can receive up to $25 million; the maximum deposit term is one year; if the total state deposits are in excess of $250,000, the financial institution will be required to pledge collateral.

Types of Assistance


Year Program was established