R Health033023KP1156CHAMPAIGN – State Senator Paul Faraci joined the Department of Human Services and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in announcing grant awards to 70 human services providers throughout the state, including two in Champaign County.

“As a state, it’s our responsibility to ensure that all individuals have equal access to the necessary resources and services they need to lead healthy and productive lives,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “These grant awards will help our human services providers meet the needs of the communities they serve by providing safer and more accessible spaces for their clients.”

A total of $14 million in funding will be distributed to 70 human services providers in the state, including two in Champaign County. Bradley Street Day Care Center will be awarded $93,908, while Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County will receive $130,635.

This funding will address much-needed capital improvements for eligible Illinois nonprofit human services providers. Each awardee has worked with one or more of IDHS’ six divisions: Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family and Community Services, Mental Health, Rehabilitation Services or Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. 

"The DCEO team is proud to work with IDHS on this unprecedented job-creating partnership,” said Kristin A. Richards, Director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. “We’re thrilled to help social service non-profits build and grow - whether by installing new building ramps and sprinklers, repairing elevators and bathrooms, or furnishing other long-needed improvements. These grants will expand the reach and deepen the impact of key community resources across Illinois.”

To learn more about the Human Services Capital Grant Program or to see a full list of grant recipients, click here.