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Gov. Pritzker Announces $14 Million in Grant Awards for Human Service Providers
Press Release - Friday, April 14, 2023
CHICAGO - Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Department of Human Services (IDHS) and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), along with state and local officials to announce over $14 million in awards to 70 human services providers throughout the state.

IBHE awards $3.37 million in Early Childhood Faculty Preparation Grants to Illinois institutions
Press Release - Thursday, April 06, 2023
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) has awarded $3.37 million in Early Childhood Faculty Preparation Grants to two public and two private universities to implement programs of study primarily for working adults from diverse backgrounds and those who work with diverse populations interested in becoming early childhood faculty.

Gov. Pritzker Announces New Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center
Press Release - Wednesday, March 08, 2023
SPRINGFIELD - Today, Governor JB Pritzker along with state and local officials celebrated the launch of a new Behavioral Health Workforce Education Center, which will increase Illinois' capacity to recruit, educate, and retain behavioral health professionals.

Gov. Pritzker Announces Recommendations from Children's Behavioral Health Transformation Initiative (
Press Release - Friday, February 24, 2023
CHICAGO - Today Governor JB Pritzker joined local, state, and community leaders to release a new report from the Children's Behavioral Health Transformation Initiative, which will redesign the delivery of behavioral health services for Illinois youth.

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