Foundation Grant Opportunities and links to Federal Grant Opportunities.

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.

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.

  • 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.

Grants are designed to be flexible to enable applicants to address needs unique to their communities.

  • 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.

Technical Requirements

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.

Special Accommodations

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