Funding Opportunities Available

Funding Opportunity: Services for Youth Development Programming
The Illinois DHS has released an RFA for Youth Development Programming. The State recognizes the critical need for research-informed, out-of-school time opportunities for youth. In recognition of the need for such programming, the State is seeking applications in three service classifications: Out-of-school time programmingYouth employment, and Evidence-based demonstration projects supporting youth and families. DHS estimates the contracts will be eight months, beginning November 1, 2014, and continuing through June 30, 2015Applications are due October 6 by 4:00 pm, and they will not accept electronic or faxed proposals, so there is a very quick turnaround. 

Funding Opportunity: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program  
The Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program is a cooperative agreement between the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Federal grants of $50,000 per year for up to five years are awarded through the program to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:Access to health care, Community-based health care, Preventive health care, and Service coordination. Applications are due October 14. For information about program guidance and requirements, by contact Madhavi Reddy-Netherland, Program Director.