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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mindy Saban, Director of Communications, DuPage Foundation, (630) 598-5290; Joan Olson, Chief Communications Officer, DuPage County (630) 407-6015

Friday, March 25, 2022

DuPage Community Transformation Partnership Releases Grant Guidelines

The DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (Partnership) released guidelines for its inaugural grant program. The Partnership’s goal is to support programs focused on eliminating food insecurity, promoting housing stability, and providing effective mental health and substance use disorder prevention or treatment programs for DuPage County residents. Guidelines are available at dupagefoundation.org/DCTP.

The Partnership designed two grant categories to address immediate and long-term needs in the community in response to the COVID-19 health emergency.

  • Immediate Intervention grants are intended to provide financial resources to enable organizations to respond to the immediate needs of their clients and/or to quickly increase capacity of the organization to deliver efficient services. These grants will be distributed annually in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. 
  • Transformational grants are intended to support evidence-based programs focused on long-term solutions to build capacity, improve efficiency and ensure efficacy of programs that support DuPage County residents. The overall objective is to eliminate food insecurity, promote housing stability, and provide effective mental health and substance use disorder treatment or prevention programs. Relative to the scope of the program and the financial needs, applicants may apply for a one-year or two-year grant. A second Transformational grant opportunity will be offered in 2024.

To be eligible to apply for a grant through the Partnership, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) social service not-for-profit providing assistance in the areas of food insecurity, housing instability, mental health, or substance use disorder that meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have more than 50 percent of its total clients be DuPage County residents; or
  • Provide services in facilities physically located in DuPage County; or
  • Have a DuPage County advisory board.

About the DuPage Community Transformation Partnership

The DuPage Community Transformation Partnership (Partnership) is funded by a grant from the DuPage County Board through the American Rescue Plan Act. The Partnership, a collaboration between DuPage County and DuPage Foundation, supports programs to address some of the community’s most urgent social service needs including: food insecurity, housing instability, mental health and substance use disorder. Programs funded through the Partnership will provide positive, measurable impact, helping people in need move from instability to security and self-sufficiency.