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Supporting a Strong Children's Health Workforce in Illinois

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
May 16, 2023

The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation will provide funding for learning opportunities and guidance to children and youth to encourage the exploration of healthcare career paths, particularly oral health and mental health. Funding will be geographically diverse, and preference will be given to projects in healthcare shortage areas.

Possible projects may include developing new partnerships between health training programs and schools, developing and/or expanding existing mentorship programs, and/or develop health care career shadowing programs in the focus areas of children's oral and mental health.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that have the capacity to help children in Illinois learn more about careers in healthcare.

Preference may be given to organizations:

  • Serving historically underrepresented youth populations
  • Working in professional healthcare workforce shortage areas
  • That can demonstrate the ability to sustain programming past the grant period
  • That can share replicable models that may inspire other efforts
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $20,000
Project period: January 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025
Estimated number of awards: 21
Estimated total program funding: $420,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Health workforce shortage designations · Mental health · Oral health · Illinois

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