Please see information from the DHS - Office of Grants Administration.
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
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. http://www.tjx.com/corporate/communities_foundation.html
- * Grants to USA Active Overseas Military Personnel, Injured Servicemen, or Veterans to Fund Children's Participation in Arts, Sports, Tutoring, and Camps (Ongoing) |Grants of up to $500 to USA active overseas military personnel, severely injured servicemen, or veterans to support their children's participation in recreational activities. Eligible activities include fine arts, sports, camps, and tutoring. Funding is intended to fill the gaps caused by loss of income and lack of resources during these deployments.
Within days of receiving applications from eligible families, the staff at the Our Military Kids office will send special "Top Secret" packets to children, thanking them for their service to our country. http://ourmilitarykids.org/how-to-apply/
- Grants to USA Nonprofits to Improve the Oral Health of the Underserved| (Ongoing) | Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs and activities that provide increased access to oral health care and that improve the oral health of the underserved. Funding is intended to support programs, activities, and events that: provide short-term access to needed care for the underserved, respond to an urgent issue that impacts access to clinical care, and sustain organizations through short-term challenges.
A limited number of program concepts that provide longer term solutions or essential services for particularly underserved populations will also be considered. http://dentaquestfoundation.org/programs-partnerships/funding-opportunities/community-response-fund
- Grants to USA Schools to Refurbish Libraries Affected by Recent Natural Disasters or Hurricanes| (Ongoing) | Grants generally ranging between $10,000 to $75,000 to USA and Territories pre-K-12 schools to refurbish school libraries damaged or destroyed by recent natural disasters or hurricanes. Eligible schools must have been damaged by either Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or the California wildfires. Funding may only be used to purchase print or Braille volumes, audio-books, e-books, or magazine/serial/e-magazine subscriptions. http://www.laurabushfoundation.com/how-to-apply/index.html
- Grants to Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California Nonprofits to Promote Post-Secondary and Career Success (Letter of Intent LOI due 6/1/18, Deadline for Chicago Grants 7/31/18) |Grants generally ranging from $40,000 to $60,000 to Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California nonprofits, public schools, school districts, and IHEs to promote access to college, post-secondary success, and career opportunities. LOIs are due by June 1, 2018 for Chicago applicants. The Foundation funds direct services and programs in these interest areas, and also considers funding applied research or evaluation intended to develop or improve evidence-based programming. http://kapfam.com/site/program-areas/education/
- Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible States for Housing, Economic, Neighborhood, and Workforce Development Programs (due 7/6/18) | Grants starting at $10,000 to Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for programs and projects that focus on promoting stable housing, strong local economies, vibrant neighborhoods, and an educated workforce. Grants can support the direct implementation of programs, services, and initiatives of eligible nonprofit organizations, consistent with the grant program goals. Funds can be used to support program related expenses, including: personnel, supplies, materials, and sub-contracts. Grants may be used for funding multiple programs or general operating expenses if the organization's mission and overall activities are consistent with the Community Development goals and a majority of the organization's beneficiaries are low or moderate income. https://www.1stnationalbank.com/site/about-us/in-the-community/request-support.fhtml
- Grants to USA Nonprofits for Projects that Benefit Older Adults, Ages 65 and Above (Letter of Intent LOI due 6/15/18, Deadline for grant submission 8/1/18) | The Retirement Research Foundation is offering 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. http://www.rrf.org/grants/responsive-grants
- Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for Youth Baseball and Softball Programs (due 7/1/18) | Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Baseball Players Association(MLBPA) are offeringgrants averaging $40,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and school districts that operate youth baseball or softball programs and facilities. Funding may be used to support a new program, enhance or expand an existing program, obtain equipment or facilities, or undertake a collaborative initiative.
Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities. https://www.mlb.com/baseball-tomorrow-fund/how-to-apply
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation - Small Grants Program (SGP)| (Deadline Ongoing) | The Small Grants Program (SGP) allows smaller nonprofits in Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Greater Chicago to apply for a grant of up to $50,000 for two years ($100,000 total). This program includes all Foundation areas of giving. This funding is to provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable populations in the region.
Follow this link to find available State Grant opportunities
Government Funding Opportunity
AGENCY: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
PROGRAM: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program
Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 9 grant awards.
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $15,000,000
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $500,000 per year (for up to 5 years)
Application Due Date: June 29, 2018
Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for young children by developing, maintaining, and enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services. Who is Eligible to Apply: Eligible applicants are limited to human services agency or non-profit institutions.
Link for Additional Information: FOA Document (PDF | 1.1 MB)
Public/Private non-profit health care systems such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), Federally Qualified Health Care systems or hospital systems
Community- and faith-based organizations.
Link for Additional Information: TI-18-010
IDHS On-Line Training in Grant Writing
This three part series is being delivered as on-line training by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration.
This training shows you how to effectively, find, write and submit proposals for federal, state, local, non-governmental, and private sector grants. If you want to learn the essentials of writing and acquiring grants, this three part series will help your agency.
Who Should Attend?
For no cost, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration continues to provide grant writing training to not for profit agencies, all government agency staff, staff of agencies under contract with any state agency in Illinois, and interested individuals.
Registration is now open. This is the season when funders are releasing funding announcements. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to register immediately as this training is on a first come first serve basis.
How to Register
Register NOW for the 2018 classes,to insure that you are enrolled in one of the upcoming cycles in 2018. The registration will remain open until classes are filled. You will be notified by email as to the dates and times of your training.
Training Dates and Times
Once registration is closed, all enrollees will be notified of their training dates and time. There are three parts to each class. Each part is for one hour and thirty minutes. Instructions on how to enter the virtual classroom are sent to each enrollee prior to each class along with the training materials. If technical assistance is required, enrollees are given instructions on whom to contact. No costs are incurred by the provider because the student can participate at the work site by simply logging onto a computer and entering the virtual classroom.
You will need a PC with the following minimum technical requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 7
- Software: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
- Internet Connection
Upon completion of the entire 3 part series, staff will:
- know how to research and find available grants;
- have tools that will help them with the planning and organizing required prior to the actual writing of a grant application;
- understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal; and,
- learn how to prepare the narrative portion of the grant application including: 1) problem statement, 2) goals and objectives, 3) program design/methodology, 4) logic model, 5) staffing and management plan, 6) organizational capacity, 7) evaluation plan, 8) budget, 9) sustainability plan, 10) abstract, and 11) supplemental documents.
The registration form addresses special accommodations. If they are required, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate the needs. It is imperative to immediately notify Denise.Eligan@illinois.govif special accommodations are needed.
Please contact Denise Eligan, Bureau Chief, IDHS Office of Grants Administration at (312) 793-3599 or email at Denise.Eligan@illinois.gov.