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IDHS issues Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) throughout the year. You can find a full list of funding opportunities on the IDHS Grant Opportunities web page.

Violence Prevention Services

The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention (OFVP) seeks applications from community-based organizations serving 22 eligible Chicago community areas to provide violence prevention services, including street-based violence interruption work, emotional or trauma related therapy, housing, employment, job training, family engagement, and wrap-around support.

Youth Development Services

The Office of Firearm Violence Prevention (OFVP) seeks applications from community-based organizations to provide after-school and summer programming services to at-risk youth in eligible communities across the state, defined by the Reimagine Public Safety Act as locations with the most concentrated firearm violence.

Accepting applications on a rolling basis starting May 2. To apply for funding, visit www.dhs.illinois.gov/rpsa.

Program 402 First Responder Suicide Prevention

In 2020, the Illinois General Assembly (ILGA) released the “First Responders Suicide Prevention Task Force Final Report and Recommendations.” The report documents risk factors and other areas of concern among the first responder community in Illinois and makes recommendations for how to reduce suicide risk. The goal of Program 402 is to align first responder suicide prevention efforts with the recommendations cited in the report, including evidence-based interventions such as peer support, mental health awareness training, lethal means safety and related supports.

Proposals are due June 14, 2022. To apply for funding, click here.

All applicants must be GATA prequalified. To learn more, check out IDHS’ GATA App: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=138635.

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