This initiative by the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) seeks to advance health justice and strengthen public health in the state.

Purpose: The NOFO seeks proposals from eligible organizations to participate in the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Wellness and Equity Program.

Goals: The program aims to increase the capacity of organizations to provide culturally and/or medically competent gender-affirming care for TGD/LGBTQ+ populations across Illinois. It also involves recruiting, training, and managing regional Healthcare Navigation Specialists.

Funding Categories: Capacity Building (Continuous Funding or One-Time Funding) and Healthcare Navigation Specialists.

Funding Amount: Approximately $1.5 million across IDHS-identified regions in Illinois.

Important Dates:

Bidders’ Conference: Friday, February 9, 2024


Deadline for submitting questions: Friday, February 23, 2024
Deadline to apply: Friday, March 1, 2024




Chicago Area LECET offers THREE scholarship opportunities for dependents of Union Laborers!

  1. Academic-Based: 10, 2000$ scholarships awarded biased on Academics, Extracurriculars, and an Essay!
  2. Random Drawing: 10, 2000$ scholarships randomly awarded to the dependents of of members in good standing of a Chicago Laborer’s District Council Affiliated Union.
  3. Death/Disability: This Scholarship is only available to dependents of members in good standing who have been permanently disabled or killed as result of an accident on the job. 

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