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Illinois Funding & Opportunities

Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP)
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, 2018
Sponsors: Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society
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
Illinois Health Professions Training
Illinois Primary Health Care Association works with partners to provide primary healthcare, dentistry, and behavioral health rotation opportunities in health centers located in medically underserved areas of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Illinois Primary Health Care Association
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
Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy Inactive
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: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants Inactive
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 aging, sleep deprivation, chemical safety, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants Inactive
Grants to community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to prevent agricultural injury and illness through training, educational campaigns, and media. Priority will be given to projects addressing aging, sleep deprivation, chemical safety, and mental health.
Geographic coverage: Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2018
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants Inactive
Funding for the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services, with an emphasis on services for individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders, including opioid disorders; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance; and individuals with co-occurring disorders.
Geographic coverage: Available in 24 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2018
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Delta Regional Authority States Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) Inactive
Grants to help Delta communities create jobs and improve infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2018
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
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: Jun 15, 2018
Sponsor: Illinois State Dental Society Foundation
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants Inactive
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 13 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program Inactive
Provides scholarships for registered nurses seeking to become a nurse practitioner in a rural area in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: May 1, 2018
Sponsor: Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois Nursing Education Scholarship Program Inactive
Offers 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, 2018
Sponsors: Illinois Center for Rural Health, Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Emergency Medical Services Assistance Fund Inactive
Provides funding for programs, services, and equipment for Emergency Medical Services in the state of Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Mar 26, 2018
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
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 5, 2018
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 2, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2018
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 2, 2018
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Illinois Rural Health Association Spring Semester 2018 Scholarships Inactive
Sponsors scholarships for students who have an intention to work in rural Illinois and who are enrolled in health information technology, medical billing and coding, or graduate mental/behavioral health programs.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2017
Sponsor: Illinois Rural Health Association
America's Farmers Grow Communities Project Inactive
Through the program, farmers enroll for a chance to direct $2,500 awards to local nonprofit organizations that are important to them and their communities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 41 states.
Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2017
Sponsor: Monsanto Fund
Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Inactive
Provides financial assistance 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: Oct 10, 2017
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Illinois Podiatric Medicine Scholarship Inactive
Awards scholarships to podiatric physician students who agree to practice in a shortage area of Illinois upon graduation.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: Illinois Center for Rural Health
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
Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program Inactive
Grants to fund 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: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Illinois Veterans' Home Nurse Loan Repayment Program Inactive
Offers loan repayment assistance for nurses to pursue or continue careers at Illinois veterans' homes.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2016
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Illinois Heartsaver AED Grant Program Inactive
Provides matching grants for the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Oct 30, 2015
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Delta Community Capital Initiative (DCCI) Inactive
Awards grants to community development lending and investing institutions that work to benefit communities in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region.
Geographic coverage: Available in the Delta region.
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2014
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Inactive
Funding for becoming an NIMH Outreach Partner to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education efforts.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Application Deadline: Sep 22, 2013
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 6/25/2018