Eighteen organizations in Cook County will receive nearly $15 million in grants to address behavioral health challenges, officials announced last week.
The four-year grants, ranging from $250,000 to more than $1 million, will go to behavioral health services, youth development and opioid overdose prevention and harm reduction programs. Money for the grants comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.
“This initiative strengthens our commitment to promoting and building health equity across the county,” county board President Toni Preckwinkle said in a statement. “It focuses on the significant and negative impact that inequities in mental health and substance use have on the people and communities in suburban Cook County.”
See the full list of recipients here