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Illinois Funding & Opportunities

Delta Region Innovative Readiness Training Medical Missions
An opportunity to host a U.S. Department of Defense readiness training mission to bring medical, dental, and optical care to rural communities in the Delta Region.
Geographic coverage: Available in specific counties in 8 Delta Region states.
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 30, 2021
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority, U.S. Department of Defense
Illinois Nursing Education Scholarship Program
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, 2021
Sponsors: Illinois Center for Rural Health, Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program
Scholarships for registered nurses seeking to become a nurse practitioner in a rural area in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Sponsor: Illinois Farm Bureau
Illinois State Dental Society Foundation Community Grants
Grants for organizations that promote and encourage improved access to oral health and oral health education in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: May 28, 2021
Sponsor: Illinois State Dental Society Foundation
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants
Grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awarded projects 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, 2021
Sponsor: Gladys Brooks Foundation
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 6, 2021
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
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 15, 2021
Sponsor: Telligen Community Initiative
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, 2021
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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

Last Updated: 4/13/2021