Assistance Framework for
The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivers $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Thank you to those that applied for Will County’s Health Grant Program. Due to the volume of applications and the recent transition of a new Will County Board, we have updated our timeline for allocation approvals.
February 9, 2023
Project Recommendations to Executive Committee
February 16, 2023
Notification and Subrecipient Agreement Issuance
Will County is committed to supporting the response to and recovery from COVID-19. The County, using the allocation of over $134 million from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan, has dedicated over $25 million for community groups, healthcare partners, and non-profit organizations to support a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery. Will County is opening the application to entities supporting efforts to address food stabilization, behavioral health, violence prevention, and innovative response to improved health outcomes.
The Health Programs Pillar includes the following prioritized categories
Allocations for health programs will be focused on two primary categories 1) Services and 2) Access. The pandemic exposed an increased call for community-based services, a shorter-term response addressing the immediate needs brought on by the pandemic. Funds will be committed to improving access to resources and services to address inequities created or expanded by the public health crisis.
|Services – Existing||Access – New/Expanded|
|Execute an activity with an eligible use to support programs addressing the impacts of COVID-19||Increase services, remove barriers, & solidify access to underserved communities facing disparities worsened by COVID-19|
U.S. Treasury guidance identifies two groups that are prioritized: Disproportionately Impacted and Impacted. Mental health can impact anyone, regardless of income. However, disproportionately impacted residents may need aid for inequities in access to providers.
Households residing in Qualified Census Tracts
Households that qualify for certain federal benefits
Low or moderate income households
Households that experienced unemployment
Households that experienced increased food or housing insecurity
The framework below outlines examples of the types of eligible activities which may be considered.
Food assistance (e.g., child nutrition programs, including school meals)
Capital expenditure to close the gap on food insecurities and address food deserts
Harm reduction & long-term recovery support
Mental/behavioral health and substance use treatment and/or prevention
Support for equitable access to reduce disparities in access to high-quality treatment
Expansion of evidence-based services for opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery
Behavioral health facilities
Outreach to individuals not yet engaged in treatment
Recovery programs for victims of crime
Crime reduction and violence prevention
Efforts to mitigate crime and address root causes
COVID-19 mitigation and prevention efforts
Measures to expand access and address healthcare inequities