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Human Services Capital Investment Grant Subaward  Program (Application Opportunity)

​DCEO, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), has partnered with TEC Services Consulting, Inc. to operate and administer the Human Services Capital Investment Grant Program on behalf of the State.  The program, funded by Rebuild Illinois, will support up to $15 million in capital improvement projects for facilities of eligible not-for-profit human services providers located in Illinois. The program is authorized and governed by statute (20 ILCS 605/605-1030) and administrative rules (14 Ill. Admin. Code Part 670). 

Eligible projects:  Capital improvements are projects, not yet fully completed as of November 1, 2022, with a purpose to physically expand or physically improve upon a facility located in Illinois and owned or leased by an eligible human services provider.  Eligible activities do not include the purchase of land or a building, conducting site selection or improvements made to a personal residence even if it is used by the human services provider to perform services. Administrative and operational expenditures are not allowable costs.

Priority projects:  Applicants that demonstrate the following will receive additional credit during the application review process if the proposed project:

  • Addresses "life-safety code" deficiencies;
  • Will lead to an expansion of services offered to clients (either expansion of current programs or introduction of new programs); or
  • Is located in or provides services to individuals who reside in either a disproportionately impacted area or a qualified census tract.  See  https://www.illinoisworknet.com/qctdiamap.

Eligible applicants:  "Human services providers" means not-for-profit corporations in good standing to operate in Illinois that have provided services for a minimum of two years directly to low-income or marginalized populations in one of the core divisions of DHS— mental health, rehabilitation services, substance use prevention and recovery, family and community services, developmental disabilities, and early childhood.

Award information:  Individual capital improvement awards will range from $50,000 to $250,000.  DCEO anticipates that the term of the subaward agreements will be one to two years ending on or around August 31, 2024.

Technical Assistance:  TEC Services Consulting, Inc. will be providing technical assistance in the form of webinars, written materials, and one-on-one communications to organizations during the application process and to award recipients during project administration.  DCEO strongly encourages interested organizations to immediately review the technical assistance materials and participate in upcoming webinars.

Deadline:  December 30, 2022 (5:00 p.m.)

Application information:  Detailed funding opportunity information, application materials and technical assistance are available here  or email CapitalGrant@tecsinc.com for additional information.

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