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UChicago Medicine (UCM) Urban Health Initiative is pleased to announce a grant opportunity for community and faith-based organizations. The goal of this funding, in alignment with the UCM Strategic Implementation Plan, is to improve health outcomes and reduce inequities on the South Side of Chicago. Three organizations will be awarded up to $50,000.

UChicago Medicine’s Liaisons in Care (LinC) program addresses health inequities by hiring and utilizing Community Health Workers (CHW) both in healthcare and community settings. These grants aim to:
• Increase linkages to health and social service resources
• Conduct health education
• Provide healthcare navigation assistance to community members residing on the South Side of Chicago.

Next Steps:
Due Date for Applications: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 5pm CST
LinC Grant PDF
FAQ Document
Work Plan Template
Evaluation Template
LinC Budget Template

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ISBE has released the CURE After School Programs RFP in the amount of $10 million. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to establish after school programs as a joint effort between not-for-profit community-based organizations and Tier 1 and Tier 2 school districts. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. May 23rd

You may find additional information on ISBE’s After School Programs webpage, including a technical assistance webinar to give grantees an overview of the grant process.


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May officially proclaimed AAPI Heritage Month; DCEO to host several events to support AAPI community with business resources

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CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today launched its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebrations with a proclamation recognizing AAPI Heritage Month, spotlights on AAPI-owned businesses and hosting a series of events for business owners throughout May 2022. Additional information about resources and events can be found here.

“During Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, DCEO is honoring the critical role that AAPI-owned businesses play in Illinois’ economy,” said Director of DCEO, Sylvia I. Garcia. “We are committed to creating an inclusive business ecosystem in Illinois, helping to deliver DCEO resources to communities who have traditionally faced systemic barriers to accessing assistance and capital. During AAPI month and throughout the year, we remain steadfast in our partnership with AAPI business owners and AAPI communities across Illinois to increase access to economic opportunity.”

“As the first Asian American elected to the General Assembly, I encourage Illinoisans to celebrate National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by honoring the cultural and economic contributions from the AAPI community,” said State Rep. Theresa Mah (D-Chicago). “We will continue to share our message to eliminate anti-Asian sentiment and racism that has been spread throughout the community during the pandemic, while we work with stakeholders statewide to bolster programs and initiatives that support the AAPI community.”

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