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Illinois Funding & Opportunities

Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
Grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awards are broad in range, and include capital expenses, proposals that address new healthcare needs, and programs that improve the quality of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
Telligen Community Initiative Grants
Grants for programs and nonprofit organizations that address social determinants that impact health and enhance equity, that are making healthcare education more accessible, and that are fostering healthcare innovation in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Jun 12, 2020
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure. Funds may be used for basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, broadband, and business development including entrepreneurship and workforce training.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2020
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants
Grants for academic/scientific investigators and those newly interested in agricultural safety and health research. Funding will support new agricultural safety and health knowledge and assess and promote best safety and health practices, with a focus on projects addressing mental health; machine safety; chemical safety; and slips, trips, and falls prevention.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2020
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants
Grants for community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to prevent agricultural injury and illness through training and educational campaigns. Priority will be given to projects addressing mental health; machine safety; chemical safety; and slips, trips, and falls prevention.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2020
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy
An educational opportunity that trains leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and industries to improve the economic competitiveness and social viability of the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt, with an emphasis on economic, public health, educational, and infrastructure challenges.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Aug 18, 2020
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Delta Doctors J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of the Delta region, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for selected hospitals, clinics and their communities in the Delta Region to make in-depth health system enhancements.
Geographic coverage: Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority, National Rural Health Resource Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Small Grants Program
Funding for nonprofit organizations in the Weinberg Foundation service area that are working in the areas of health, housing, jobs, education, and community services.
Geographic coverage: Rural communities surrounding Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaii, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and San Francisco
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Illinois AHEC Scholars Program
A multidisciplinary certificate program for health professions students in Illinois that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program
Illinois J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Illinois, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
Illinois National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, dentists, and psychiatrists who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
Illinois Veterans' Home Medical Provider Loan Repayment Program
Loan repayment assistance for certain medical professionals to pursue or continue careers at Illinois veterans' homes.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Novartis COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Grants to support local initiatives and communities in the United States impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Geographic coverage: Applications are accepted nationwide, with priority given to areas where Novartis has a physical presence.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Novartis U.S. Foundation
Rural Feasibility Study Grant Program
Funding for feasibility studies that will result in economic development in rural areas of Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, including feasibility studies for healthcare organizations.
Geographic coverage: Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Compeer Financial
Illinois Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program Inactive
Scholarships for registered nurses seeking to become a nurse practitioner in a rural area in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Sponsor: Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Nursing Education Scholarship Program Inactive
Scholarships for Illinois residents to overcome financial barriers to pursuing nursing degrees. Awardees must practice in the state upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
Sponsors: Illinois Center for Rural Health, Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois State Dental Society Foundation Community Grants Inactive
Grants for organizations that promote and encourage improved access to oral health and oral health education in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
Sponsor: Illinois State Dental Society Foundation
Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Project Grants Inactive
Seed grants aimed at enhancing the ability of land grant institutions to positively influence the quality of life in rural areas of the 12-state North Central Region. Health-related priorities include addressing rural poverty, physical and mental health challenges, and demographic change.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2020
Sponsor: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Illinois Community Partners Grant Inactive
Grants to support innovative direct services in Illinois dedicated to advancing health system objectives that improve health condition and health insurance literacy, increase access to healthcare, enhance care coordination, and address social determinants of health to reduce health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Illinois Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Grant Inactive
Grants designed to increase nutrition education, physical activity, disease prevention and management, and safe environments for children in the state of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program Inactive
Grants for the development of integrated healthcare networks that work to address health problems that could not be solved by single entities working alone. Networks will achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system.
Geographic coverage: The 8 Delta States: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee
Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Illinois Rural Health Association Spring Semester 2020 Scholarships Inactive
Sponsors scholarships for students who have an intention to work in rural Illinois and who are interested in one of the following programs of study: medical billing and coding, social work, behavioral health, and dental school.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2019
Sponsor: Illinois Rural Health Association
Delta Dental of Illinois Community Grants Program Inactive
Grants for projects and organizations in Illinois that address access to oral healthcare, student excellence, and oral health education and awareness for underserved children.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Oct 4, 2019
Sponsor: Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation
Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP) Inactive
Loans and/or recommendations for University of Illinois Medical School students wishing to specialize in family practice or another primary healthcare field and who agree to practice in an approved rural community in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
Sponsors: Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society
Dental/Medical Integration for Children in Illinois Inactive
Grants to integrate oral health and medical services for children and increase access to integrated services in a clinical setting in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Aug 20, 2019
Sponsors: Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation
Illinois Emergency Medical Services Assistance Fund Inactive
Funding for programs, services, and equipment for Emergency Medical Services in the state of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2019
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Podiatric Medicine Scholarship Inactive
Scholarships for podiatric physician students who agree to practice in a shortage area of Illinois upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2019
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
North Central Region Water Network Capacity-Building Mini Grants Inactive
Grants to support the goals of the North Central Region Water Network, including soil health, climate, water supply, infrastructure, and source protection.
Geographic coverage: 12 states in the North Central Region
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Sponsor: North Central Region Water Network
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Inactive
Grants to address unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among healthcare professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and other entities.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Nov 26, 2018
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Projects for Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons of Color Inactive
Grants for community-based organizations to develop and implement Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention programs for young men of color who have sex with men and young transgender persons of color.
Geographic coverage: Available in 33 states and Puerto Rico
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jul 27, 2016
Application Deadline: Sep 14, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Updated: 5/19/2020