Greetings from the Illinois Department of Human Services:

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration, has added or updated links to Foundation Grant Opportunities and links to Federal Grant Opportunities. The alerts are funding opportunities in human services. This is provided as a services of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

They are listed below.

Foundation Funding Opportunities

* In- Kind Donations of Surplus Property

In-kind donations to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that are interested in receiving surplus property no longer needed by the federal government. This program distributes property of all types, with the exception of federal government records, certain naval vessels, and land and other real property.

State agencies and public organizations seeking donations of surplus federal property should contact a SASP representative in their region. These state-run organizations coordinate with the federal program for the donation of federal surplus property to public, tax-supported entities and eligible private nonprofit tax-exempt organizations.

Program Overview: https://www.gsa.gov/acquisition/government-property-for-sale-or-disposal/personal-property-for-reuse-sale/for-state-agencies-and-public-organizations.Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Contact your regional SASP representative: https://www.gsa.gov/node/86680

* Raymond, Norbert, and Eleanor Rueter Fund Grant-Grants to Illinois Schools for Specialized Education Programs for Students in Grades K-12 in Adams, Brown, Hancock, and Pike Counties

Grants to Illinois public and private schools for specialized education and tutoring programs for K-12 students in Adams, Brown, Hancock, and Pike counties. Funding is intended for reading and comprehension programs for students whose insufficient skills hinder their ability to make academic progress. Grants will be made on an ongoing basis, as funds are available. Application Information: http://www.mycommunityfoundation.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant-online/ Grants Schedule:

http://www.mycommunityfoundation.org/grants/grants-schedule/

* Emergency Grants-Grants to Illinois Nonprofits Serving Dekalb County for Urgent and Unexpected Needs

Grants typically ranging from $250 to $2,000 to Illinois nonprofits and organizations providing services in Dekalb County for unexpected events and urgent needs. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the funding source prior to applying. Funding is intended to aid organizations in a situation where an unforeseen event has or will create a significant interruption in essential services or for time-sensitive projects. Potential applicants are highly encouraged to contact DCCF program staff prior to submitting this application to ensure the grant is an appropriate request. There is no deadline to apply for an Emergency Grant. A request for Emergency Grant funding can be made at any time. For more information please contact Anita Zurbrugg, DCCF Program Director anita@dekalbccf.org

* 176449Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Grant, Grants to Chicago, Illinois Nonprofits for Employment Training, Education, and Arts Learning

Grant to Chicago, Illinois nonprofit organizations for programs or projects in the areas of arts learning, education, vocational training, and access to health care. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an LOI prior to the deadline. Priority will be given to programs that seek to improve conditions for underserved and low-income communities in Chicago. Deadline Date: 12/01/18 5:00 PM Receipt - For Arts Learning, Education, and Employment Grants

How to Apply: http://www.fryfoundation.org/how-to-apply/overview/

* Responsive Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects that Benefit Older Adults, Ages 65 and Above

Grants to USA nonprofits for innovative projects that benefit older Americans (ages 65 and above). Funding is specifically intended to support proposals that focus on the areas of advocacy, direct services, education and training programs for professionals working with the elderly, and/or research to identify the causes of and solutions to significant problems faced by older adults.

Please Note: Advocacy, training, and research projects of national relevance are considered from organizations located anywhere in the USA. However, proposals for direct service projects are only considered from organizations based in the following States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, or Florida.

Priorities for each of the four focus areas are outlined below.

Advocacy: Achieve enduring social change around issues that affect older Americans. The Retirement Research Foundation funds advocacy projects that have a regional or national impact for older Americans. Of particular interest are projects that:

  • Advance policy issues of critical importance to our nation's seniors such as economic security, health care, housing, etc.
  • Use clearly focused and strategic efforts to address systemic problems
  • Forge partnerships with organizations to achieve better use of resources and to share knowledge

Direct Services: Improve availability and quality of community-based and residential long-term services and supports. The Retirement Research Foundation awards Direct Service Grants for projects that:

  • - Increase the availability and effectiveness of comprehensive community programs designed to maintain older persons in their homes
  • - Provide supportive services to older persons in residential settings, such as congregate living facilities, group homes, and assisted living facilities
  • Improve the quality of nursing home care
  • Coordinate the provision of acute- and long-term care for older persons with chronic conditions by supporting efforts that provide continuity of care, prevention, early intervention, and client education
  • Provide new and expanded opportunities for older adults to engage in meaningful roles in society such as employment and volunteerism

Submit an LOI by December 1, March 15, and June 15. The deadlines for the submission of applications are February 1, May 1, and August 1. https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2142?SA=SNA&FID=35003

* Big Lots Foundation Donation Requests - Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA Nonprofits to Benefit Children

and Families in Education, Healthcare, Hunger, and Housing

Grants and in-kind donations to USA nonprofits for programs that will enhance the lives of children and families. Funding may be awarded to programs in the areas of hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority will be given to programs serving women and children.

All programs should take place in an area where the funding source operates. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only.

Deadline Date: 01/01/19 Midnight PST . To apply: https://givebig.givebesa.org/grants/new

* Veterans Outreach Program (VOP) Scholarship - Scholarships to USA Active Duty Military or Veterans for a Business Continuity Course

Scholarships to USA active duty military or recently separated veterans for a business continuity planning course. Funding is intended to assist veterans in a successful transition to the professions of crisis management, disaster recovery, emergency response, and business continuity. DEADLINE 01/01/19. Apply online: https://goo.gl/forms/p9dqQsvGeV59U0f03

* The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grant - Grants to USA Nonprofits for Economic Literacy Projects for Youth and the General Public

Grants averaging $22,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that raise national awareness of the need for economic education. Funding is intended for programs that engage youth and the general public in economic education or create a demand for greater economic literacy.

The Board of Trustees will give special attention to proposals and projects with national impact that addresses the following issues and audiences:

  • The Foundation has an abiding interest in elevating the nation's understanding of the need for economic education. It will support programs that raise various public's participation in economic education and/or create a demand for greater economic literacy.
  • The application of new strategies for teaching economics including on-line and web-based instruction is of interest to the Foundation.
  • Projects, policy studies, or programs that encourage measurement of economic understanding more often and/or more effectively are of specific interest.

The large number of students at risk of leaving school, and hence never effectively participating in the nation's economic system are of concern to the Foundation. Programs that help otherwise disenfranchised youth and/or young adults with children learn to participate in the economic system are very important to the Foundation.

Helping those working in social service agencies, particularly social workers, provide financial and economic understanding is a focus of the Foundation's funding.

Deadline Date: 02/15/19. The Foundation does not use a specific application form. Instead, applicants should develop a proposal of no more than 10 pages using the "criteria for evaluation" as a guideline: http://www.kazanjian.org/grants/evaluation-criteria.

* Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation

Grants to DeKalb County, Illinois nonprofit organizations for a broad range of charitable activities that benefit local residents.

The Foundation will consider inquiries for programs in the areas of education, arts, and human services. The Foundation seeks to support innovative programs and promote volunteerism.

Foundation Objectives:

  • Fund programs that will stimulate philanthropy and promote volunteerism
  • Work with organizations who seek grants for innovative programs
  • Give priority to programs that seek cooperation and participation from other agencies and organizations
  • Serve in the community without discrimination on the basis of race, sex or religion
  • Judge results by measurable benchmarks
  • Fund enhancements in the arts, education and human services

The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry for 2018 is October 15th, 2018. If you receive an invitation to apply, complete the required information and submit back within 30 days. Apply Online: http://www.therobertsfamilyfoundation.org/applicationHome.php

* Grants to Nonprofits for Basic Needs, At-Risk Youth Education, and Domestic Violence Programs

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for financial assistance to provide children and families with basic provisions, including food, shelter, and physical fitness programs, to support those fleeing from domestic abuse, and to support education and training programs for at-risk children and youth.

Only organizations and programs meeting the eligibility criteria will be considered for funding. Both the organization and the program should align to further the mission of The TJX Foundation to help families who need it most build a valuable future - a future where families' and children's critical basic needs are met and where they have access to the opportunities they need to succeed and thrive. All potential grantee partners are required to submit a preliminary letter of inquiry. If a letter of inquiry falls within the funder's priorities and selection criteria, a full proposal will be requested from the organization. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only. The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry for 2018 is October 15th, 2018. If you receive an invitation to apply, complete the required information and submit back within 30 days. FAQ: http://www.tjx.com/responsibility/communities/faqs.html

* Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Arts, Health, Humanities, and Social Services

Grants of up to $20,000 to Illinois nonprofits in the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities, and Kendall County for capital projects. Letters of Intent are due March 31, 2018. Funding is available for programs in the categories of the arts and humanities, education, healthcare, and social services.

Community Foundation grants are intended to support charitable projects that utilize companies, firms or vendors whose principal offices are located within the Community Foundation service area. Since funds that support the Community Foundation Grantmaking Program are received from local donors, every effort should be made to return these grant dollars to the local community. Fall Grantmaking Cycle: September 30 last day to submit Letter of Intent, November 1 Application is due. Review the grant at: https://www.communityfoundationfrv.org/grantmaking-program/grant-faq/

* NORCAL Group Foundation Grant-Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Programs in Physician Wellness and Patient Healthcare

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 to USA nonprofits in multiple states for programs that focus on patient safety and healthcare, and physician wellness. Successful applications are those that show alignment with the focus areas and mission of the funding source. In addition, applications should exhibit defined goals and objectives, including expected milestones and outcomes. Fall deadlines: Applications accepted 9/1 through 10/15, Responses given by 12/15 How to apply: http://www.norcalgroupfoundation.org/apply

* Grants to Illinois and Iowa Nonprofits in the Quad Cities Area for Education, Health, Arts, and Economic Development

Grants to Iowa and Illinois nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries to support charitable activities within the funding source's Quad Cities service area. Program categories include education, healthcare, social services, arts and humanities, and workforce and economic development.

The Moline Foundation serves seven counties: Scott (Iowa), Rock Island, Henry, Warren, Mercer, Henderson and McDonough. Grant deadline is Friday, September 28, 2018. Application Instructions: http://www.molinefoundation.org/Page/How_to_Apply_for_a_Community_Grant.aspx?nt=1174

* Grants to Rock Island, Illinois Nonprofits for Projects that Benefit Children and Families

Grants averaging between $500 to $1,000 to Rock Island, Illinois nonprofit organizations to enrich the quality of life of children and families. Funding is specifically intended for projects in the areas of health and wellness, literacy, children and youth, the economically challenged, and serving the developmentally disabled.

Grant Requests must be received on the Board approved Kiwanis Application Form, complete and no later than the last day of February of each year or the last day of September. Review the grant at: http://www.rockislandkiwanis.org

* Grants to Illinois PreK-12 Teachers for Classroom Projects that Promote Agricultural Literacy - Teacher Project Grant

Grants of up to $300 to Illinois PreK through 12 teachers for educational projects that aim to promote agricultural literacy in the classroom. Proposed projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas. Funding will be provided for projects including, but not limited to, agricultural teaching units, classroom presentations, and career fairs. Priority for grants will be given to grants that contain materials for use over multiple school years. In the past, grant reviewers have looked more favorably upon grants with a direct agriculture connection to agriculture. Reviewers also recommend that your grant request is used in whole for a specific project, rather than linked to other potential funding. Click here to apply online: https://form.jotform.com/WebServ/2018-19IAITCTeacherProjectGrant. Application deadline is October 1, 2018.

* In-Kind Book Donations to Illinois PreK-12 Teachers to Incorporate Agricultural Lessons in the Curriculum - Teacher Book Grants

Grants in the form of in-kind book donations valued at up to $250 to Illinois PreK-12 teachers to incorporate agricultural topics in the curriculum. Projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas. Applications should outline the project, goals, and desired outcomes of incorporating the books chosen. For accepted grants, books will be shipped directly to the teacher at their school. Click here to apply on line: https://form.jotform.com/WebServ/2018-19-teacher-book-grant-appl . Application deadline is October 1, 2018.

* Grants to East Central Illinois Nonprofits for Health, Rural Development, Agricultural Economy, and the Environment - Land, Health, Community 2018 Grants

Grants to East Central Illinois nonprofit organizations for programming that promotes the agricultural economy, health, and rural development of local communities. Applicants must submit an LOI before submitting a full application. Preference will be given to organizations serving the Coles area and rural organizations. Funding is intended to support projects and programs that enhance the health and sustainability of the region. Focus of Support - Successful proposals will represent a synergy of as many of the following aims as possible:

  • Promote personal health through widespread availability and consumption of healthy, affordable food;
  • Grow the local agricultural economy, sustaining and creating new viable farm and farm-related businesses;
  • Develop, promote, and scale innovative green practices that add productive value to farms while protecting the land for future generations; and
  • Encourage community engagement and collaboration, policy development, and research around agriculture and rural development.

To begin the application process: https://www.lumpkinfoundation.org/apply-report-here. Letter of intent due August 24, 2018. Application due September 28,2018.

* Grants to Decatur Area, Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and IHEs for Arts Events and Arts Education - Community and Education Grants

Grants to Decatur Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, IHEs, hospitals, arts organizations, religious organizations, and shelters for educational arts programming and community arts events. Priority will be given to programs benefitting underserved communities. Programs may take place in Macon County, and the communities of Assumption, Clinton, Moweaqua, Pana, and Taylorville. Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs: Decatur Area Arts Council arts4all@decaterarts.org. Deadline is 10/01/18.

* Grants to Illinois Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Arts, Health, Humanities, and Social Services

Grants of up to $20,000 to Illinois nonprofits in the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities, and Kendall County for capital projects. Letters of Intent are due March 31, 2018. Funding is available for programs in the categories of the arts and humanities, education, healthcare, and social services.

Community Foundation grants are intended to support charitable projects that utilize companies, firms or vendors whose principal offices are located within the Community Foundation service area. Since funds that support the Community Foundation Grantmaking Program are received from local donors, every effort should be made to return these grant dollars to the local community. Fall Grantmaking Cycle: September 30 last day to submit Letter of Intent, November 1 Application is due. Review the grant at https://www.communityfoundationfrv.org/grantmaking-program/grant-faq/

*  Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Libraries for Mobile Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Children

Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, public schools, and libraries to purchase books for a mobile lending library serving underserved youth. Funding may be used to purchase books that were published for youth, ages preschool through 8th grade.

The bookmobile grant program provides grants for purchasing children's fiction or non-fiction books. The books are to be available for checkout by young people for pleasure reading or, perhaps, as a source of information for a school assignment. The bookmobile grant cycle begins in February and ends in October.

The last grant within a given year will be awarded by October 30th. To be considered by that date, applications must be postmarked by September 1. Application Instructions: http://www.loislenskicovey.org/bookmobile-grant-application/

Follow this link to find available State Grant opportunities

https://www.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Grants/SitePages/CSFA.aspx

Visit, www.grants.gov which includes federal funding opportunities from all federal agencies.

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