CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday that the State of Illinois has awarded $3.5 million in funding to 19 different applicants across the state to support post-pandemic child and adolescent health. The size of the grants ranges from $92,000 to $200,000. Both a Macoupin County and St. Clair County department and the center received significant awards.

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The new round of grants follows $9.5 million in grants that were primarily federally funded to 40 organizations around the state announced last week.

The Macoupin County Health Department received $200,000 from the grant, the maximum amount awarded. Comprehensive Behavioral Center of St. Clair County, Inc., also received $172,193.26, another large amount.

Of the new round of grants, 41% are awarded to behavioral health treatment centers, 21% to schools, 21% to healthcare groups, 11% to local health departments and 5% to colleges. The grants are funded by the state of Illinois and are intended to strengthen post-COVID-19 recovery efforts for school-based health needs and for preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences in the post-pandemic era.

“The last few years have been a difficult time for all of us, and this is especially true for our youth,” Governor Pritzker said. “The state of Illinois is stepping up and providing this vital support that will strengthen school-based programs and local agencies that serve the mental health needs of young people across Illinois.”

“IDPH is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of children and young people who have been through a very challenging and disruptive time as a result of the pandemic,” said IDPH Director Dr. Sameer Vohra. “We are very pleased to be able to support these thoughtful and innovative strategies to strengthen child and adolescent health.”

The funding opportunity was overseen by IDPH’s Office of Women’s Health & Family Services. More than 50 percent of the applicants for the funding opportunity are receiving funding.

See below for list of grantees and funding amounts:

Grantee

Amount Awarded

County

Counties Reached by Program

Alivio Medical Center

$200,000.00

Cook

Cook

Alternatives

$200,000.00

Cook

Cook

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

$200,000.00

Cook

Cook

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center of St. Clair County, Inc.

$172,193.26

St. Clair

St. Clair

County of Christian

$200,000.00

Christian

Christian

Erie Neighborhood House

$200,000.00

Cook

Cook

Gibson Community Hospital Association

$200,000.00

Ford

Ford, Iroquois, Livingston

Herrin Community Unit School District 4

$173,434.72

Williamson

Williamson

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Illinois Public Health Association

$200,000.00

Sangamon

Boone, Jackson, McHenry, Union

Loyola University of Chicago

$150,364.61

Cook

Cook

Macoupin County Public Health Department

$200,000.00

Macoupin

Macoupin

Metropolitan Family Services

$199,995.50

Cook

Cook

Midwest Asian Health Association

$200,000.00

Cook

Cook

Posen-Robbins School District 1431/2

$92,000.00

Cook

Cook

Regional Office of Education #35

$200,000.00

LaSalle

LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam

Regional Office of Education #47

$200,000.00

Whiteside

Whiteside, Ogle, Lee

RISE Behavioral Health and Wellness

$200,000.00

Douglas

Douglas

Stress & Trauma Treatment Center, Inc

$199,309.75

Saline

Jackson, Union, Saline, Franklin, Williamson

Volunteers of America of Illinois

$177,154.50

Cook

Cook, Kane

TOTAL AWARDED:

$3,564,452.34