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PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $45 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH RESTORE, REINVEST, RENEW (R3) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $45 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH RESTORE, REINVEST, RENEW (R3) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Program’s Second Round of Funding Will Support Organizations Working in Communities Most Impacted by Failed War on Drugs CHICAGO— Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Julianna Stratton today announced $45 million in Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) program funding to support community organizations that serve neighborhoods most impacted by economic disinvestment, violence, and the war… Continue Reading

October 2021 – City of Chicago Program to Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

October 2021 – City of Chicago Program to Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Dear Chicagoan, I am reaching out to inform you of the latest City of Chicago program to support small businesses and nonprofits. Announced today, the Chi Biz Strong Grants Program and Outdoor Dining Grants Program will provide over $20 million in grants to Chicago’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Chi Biz Strong Grant Program will provide… Continue Reading

New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

New Initiative: Introducing the Housing Counseling Corps

Housing Action Illinois is excited to bring together two of our programs—supporting housing counseling agencies and managing a network of AmeriCorps VISTA members—for a new initiative: the Housing Counseling Corps. We will place AmeriCorps VISTA members with agencies in need of new talent and HUD-certified housing counselors. After a year of service, these AmeriCorps members… Continue Reading

The Monroe Foundation Launches “Barbershop-Beauty Shop COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign”

The Monroe Foundation Launches “Barbershop-Beauty Shop COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign”

The Monroe Foundation launched “Barbershop-Beauty Shop COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign”, a mobilizing push by the nonprofit, the Monroe foundation and collaborative partners, Get Cleared, Chicago – Say “Yes” to Life, People Empowering People, and The Black Star Project has launched this summer-long campaign to vaccinate 500 youths and their families as part of its “Get Vaccinated…The start the party!” initiative. Continue Reading