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Illinois Funding & Opportunities

Multi-State Rural Development Research or Extension Project Grants
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
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
Provides 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 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
Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP) Inactive
Provides loans and/or recommendations to University of Illinois Medical School students wishing to specialize in family practice or another primary healthcare field, who agree to practice in an approved rural community in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2017
Sponsors: Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Academic/Scholarly Research Grants Inactive
Support to create new agricultural safety and health knowledge and to assess and promote best safety and health practices.
Geographic coverage: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Community Outreach/Education Grants Inactive
Funding for new agricultural health and safety research, prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation projects that have high likelihood of leading to more comprehensive projects or activities.
Geographic coverage: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Application Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
Sponsor: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
Walmart Foundation State Giving Program Cycle 3 Inactive
Provides grants to organizations working in the areas of community engagement and hunger relief.
Geographic coverage: Available in 31 states
Application Deadline: Aug 11, 2017
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
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
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, health, educational, and infrastructure challenges.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Application Deadline: Jul 14, 2017
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Grants Inactive
Awards grants in the areas of education, human services, health, and hospitals. Specific project initiatives include food and hunger; economic development; daycare programs; hospital and healthcare agencies; health screenings; health education; AIDS/HIV prevention and education; and equipment for healthcare facilities.
Geographic coverage: Available in 27 states.
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2017
Sponsor: Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
Illinois State Dental Society Foundation Community Grants Inactive
Awards grants to organizations that promote and encourage improved access to oral health and oral health education in Illinois.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2017
Sponsor: Illinois State Dental Society
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: May 31, 2017
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants Inactive
Grants for libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics. Awards are broad in range, but include capital expenses, proposals that address new healthcare needs, and programs that improve the quality of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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: Apr 10, 2017
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
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 3, 2017
Application Deadline: Apr 7, 2017
Sponsor: Health Care Service Corporation
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
Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas to Boost Prevention Inactive
Awards funds to land grant colleges and universities for projects that will work to improve physical activity and nutrition; reduce obesity; and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high.
Geographic coverage: Available in 17 states.
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 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
Oral Health Capacity Building Planning Grant: Addressing the Gaps in the Safety Net System Inactive
Funding for projects designed to increase access to oral health services by establishing new and/or expanding oral health services for children.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2012
Sponsor: Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation

Last Updated: 10/24/2017