Senator Sara Feigenholtz is excited to announce additional funding for nonprofits and human services providers who support low-income and marginalized populations.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) have announced a partnership with TEC Services Consulting, Inc to oversee and provide the Human Services Capital Investment Grant Program. Funded by Rebuild Illinois, this program allocates $15 million toward capital improvement projects. The awards allotted by this funding, which range from $50,000 to $250,000, are for eligible nonprofit human services providers located in Illinois.
Eligible providers for this grant include organizations that are not-for-profit, in good standing to operate in the state, and have provided services to low-income and marginalized populations for at least two years in one of the core units of IDHS—Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services, Substance Use Prevention and Recovery, Family and Community Services, Developmental Disabilities, and Early Childhood. DCEO expects the term of the agreements will be one to two years, with completion on or around August 31, 2024.
Projects that are not yet fully completed as of November 1, 2022, with the purpose of physically expanding or improving a facility are qualified for this program. Administrative, operational, and personal costs as well as the purchase of land or physical infrastructure are not covered by this funding.
The health services provided by these providers across the state are of paramount importance. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate issues facing human services providers, it is essential that they are afforded appropriate funding to ensure their facilities are equipped to handle the needs of their patients.
Applications for this grant opportunity are due by 5:00 pm on December 30, 2022.
Questions about funding, application materials, technical assistance, and other information can be directed to CapitalGrant@tecsinc.com.