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Government

DuPage County Board approves $1M in annual grant funding

Nearly 60 nonprofits across DuPage County each received thousands of dollars from the County Board as a part of the annual Human Services Grant Fund program.

The DuPage County Board unanimously passed the appropriations at its April 12 meeting.

The fund vets applicant organizations to receive a portion of the annual $1 million allowance to help fund projects that improve the quality of life for residents – likely particularly useful as elected officials in Springfield continue a months-long budget standoff, resulting in funding losses for many programs.

Each hopeful organization must submit a detailed plan and specific monetary request for the project. Then, qualified agencies are graded on a scale that awards a percentage of the available funds. This year, more than $2.4 million was requested to help fund $38.5 million in projects.

In 2016, the grants have a wide range of impacts, including homeless shelters, programs for those with special needs, affordable housing and food pantries, with grants running from $2,689 to $45,000.

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Grants awarded

Organization name – program name – persons affected – program cost – requested amount – awarded amount

1. 360 Youth Services – Youth in Transition – 73 – $832,474 – $50,000 – $45,000

2. DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform – Open Door Program – 1,200 – $172,180 – $27,500 – $19,250

3. Naperville CARES – Car Program – 135 – $80,588 – $30,000 – $21,000

4. Ray Graham – Improving Person-Centered Supports – 216 – $11,897,950 – $50,000 – $35,000

5. Family Shelter Service – Residential Services for Victims of Domestic Violence – 202 – $749,890 – $50,000 – $35,000

6. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet – HOPE House Shelter – 118 – $341,116 – $50,000 – $35,000

7. Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans – Shelter – 12 – $391,969.63 – $50,000 – $35,000

8. World Relief DuPage/Aurora – Refugee Family Strengthening Program – 105 – $92,700 – $39,500 – $27,650

9. Parents Alliance Employment Project – workNet Job Readiness Training for People with Disabilities – 10 – $50,510 – $25,255 – $17,675

10. Teen Parent Connection – Adolescent Family Strengthening – 513 – $824,680 – $50,000 – $35,000

11. DuPagePads – Interim Housing and Client Service Center – 1,133 – $717,256 – $50,000 – $35,000

12. Humanitarian Service Project – Senior Citizen Project – 133 – $220,000 – $50,000 – $35,000

13. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet – Emergency Services Program – 1,237 – $256,854 $50,000 – $35,000

14. CASA of DuPage – County Court Ordered Child Advocacy – 383 – $500,000 – $50,000 – $25,000

15. Love INC of Western Suburbs, Chicago – LOVE Help Project – 2,770 – $173,253 – $50,000 – $25,000

16. Serenity House Counseling Services – Rebuilding Family Systems and Substance Use Disorder Treatment – 242 – $825,821 – $50,000 – $25,000

17. DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation by DuPage Bar Legal Aid Service – Protection Services – 158 – $170,360 – $39,395 – $19,696

18. West Suburban Community Pantry – Client Distribution and Supportive Services – 9,120 – $644,550 – $50,000 – $25,000

19. Sharing Connections – Helping Neighbors in Need – 4,012 – $360,888 – $50,000 – $25,000

20. Literacy Volunteers of America - DuPage – Customized Adult Literacy Tutoring – 475 – $349,170 – $50,000 – $25,000

21. Loaves & Fishes Community Services – Client Engagement Model – 20,979 – $660,000 – $50,000 – $25,000

22. People's Resource Center – Jobs, Computer Literacy, Training and Access – 6,208 – $464,465 – $50,000 – $25,000

23. Metropolitan Family Services - DuPage – Psychiatric Services and Mental Health Counseling – 384 – $966,678 – $50,000 – $25,000

24. Donka – Assistive Technology Computer Training for Persons with Disabilities – 28 – $158,000 – $45,000 – $22,500

25. Prairie State Legal Services – Crisis Intervention Legal Services Project – 247 – $132,040 – $50,000 – $25,000

26. Almost Home Kids Transitional – Care for Children with Medical Complexities – 100 – $2,695,203 – $50,000 – $25,000

27. Outreach Community Ministries – Case Management – 1,200 – $299,852 – $50,000 – $25,000

28. Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse – Project HELP – 147 – $254,125 – $50,000 – $25,000

29. Exodus World Service Community – Welcome for Refugees – 88 – $155,286 – $50,000 – $15,000

30. Senior Home Sharing – Affordable Senior Housing with Support Services – 20 – $32,500 – $15,000 – $4,500

31. Marklund Children's Home – Marklund Philip Center Residential Program – 21 – $3,086,116 – $50,000 – $15,000

32. Family Focus – Healthy Families DuPage – 450 – $657,451 – $50,000 – $15,000

33. Bartlett Learning Center – Cupertino Home – 8 – $420,118 – $50,000 – $15,000

34. Bridge Communities – Employment and Job Readiness Program – 339 – $145,000 – $50,000 – $15,000

35. Healthcare Alternative System - Wheaton – Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Counseling – 504 – $717,135 – $15,000 – $4,500

36. DuPage Habitat for Humanity – Family Services Capacity Building Project – 146 – $123,550 – $50,000 – $15,000

37. Naperville Elderly Homes – Strengthening Low-Income Seniors' Access to Housing, Food and Social Activities – 126 – $156,520 – $44,000 – $13,200

38. DuPage Homeownership Center – Financial Fitness Collaborative – 175 – $185,575 – $50,000 – $15,000

39. Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living – Youth Transition and Employment Readiness Program – 83 – $44,150 – $13,350 – $4,005

40. DuPage Homeownership Center – Counselor in the Court – 557 – $496,601 – $50,000 – $15,000

41. Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services (WAYS) – DuPage Camp – 100 – $6,000 – $3,000 – $3,000

42. Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center – Mental Health Access Program – 550 – $698,558 – $50,000 – $15,000

43. Ecumenical Support Services for the Elderly – On-Site Nursing and Activity Assistant – 130 – $395,500 – $50,000 – $15,000

44. Community Career Center – Empowering Job Seekers – 1,119 – $203,400 – $50,000 – $2,689

45. The Community House – Community-Based Outpatient Mental Health Care – 103 – $129,780 – $50,000 – $2,689

46. Little Friends – Inklude Art Studio Assistant – 25 – $105,405 – $30,475 – $2,689

47. Neighborhood Food Pantries – Pantries – 15,223 – $102,422 – $50,000 – $2,689

48. Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois – Lutherbrook Child and Adolescent Services – 83 – $67,863 – $15,000 – $2,689

49. Community Adult Day Center – Arts for Life/Downers Grove Township – 32 – $18,500 – $7,500 – $2,689

50. Turning Pointe Autism Foundation – Career College – 17 – $281,160 – $15,000 – $2,689

51. Xilin Association – Improving Health and Social Well-Being for Underserved Asian Seniors – 100 – $33,000 – $15,000 – $2,689

52. DuPage Senior Citizens Council – Home-Delivered Meals – 1,005 – $1,283,509 – $50,000 – $2,689

53. Trinity Services – Neurofeedback, Counseling and FASD Institute of Illinois – 38 – $166,254 – $50,000 – $2,689

54. Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley – Pediatric Rehabilitative Therapy for Children – 2,797 – $2,990,730 – $50,000 – $2,689

55. Northeast DuPage Family and Youth Services – SPARCS – 66 – $55,344 – $15,000 – $2,689

56. DayOne PACT – Parent Support Project – 2,921–  $131,815 – $50,000 – $2,689

57 Youth Outlook – Services for LGBTQ Youth and Families – 675 – $137,008 – $33,820 – $2,689

58. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago – Violence Prevention Education/Early Childhood Collaborative – 1,800 – $182,103 – $15,000 – $2,689

59. Metropolitan Asian Family Services – Asian Human Services – 300 – $101,634 – $50,000 – $2,689

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