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Illinois Funding & Opportunities

Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program
Funding for the purchase of emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue, and ambulance departments in rural parts of Compeer Financial's service area.
Geographic coverage: Specific counties in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
Sponsor: Compeer Financial
Lumpkin Family Foundation Land, Health, Community Grants
Grants to organizations in Eastern Illinois to support healthy communities by increasing access to healthy food, growing local agriculture economies, promoting green farming practices, and encouraging rural development through community engagement and collaboration. Preference is given to rural organizations.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Sep 2, 2022
Sponsor: The Lumpkin Family Foundation
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, 2022
Sponsors: Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois State Medical Society
Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America's General Use Grant
Funding for programs and organizations working in rural communities in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in the areas of education, environment, technology, and quality of life.
Geographic coverage: Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2022
Sponsor: Compeer Financial
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research on Barriers to Care and Risk of HIV-Associated Comorbidities among Vulnerable Population Groups
Notice of Special Interest for research that analyzes barriers to care and risk of HIV-associated comorbidities among disproportionally vulnerable and affected population groups of people living with or at risk for HIV infection.
Geographic coverage: 57 priority jurisdictions including 7 states with a substantial rural HIV burden
Application Deadline: May 8, 2025
Sponsors: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health
American Connection Corps Fellowship
A 1-year fellowship program that trains and mobilizes leaders to work in rural and under-resourced communities to coordinate broadband development and digital inclusion.
Geographic coverage: Available in 10 states.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Heartland Forward, Land O'Lakes, Inc., Lead for America
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, and education.
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

Last Updated: 7/29/2022