CCDPH Awarding Over $14M in Community Grants for Behavioral Health Interventions

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Health Chief Executive Officer Israel Rocha, and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Chief Operating Officer Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, announced CCDPH will be awarding over $14 million in grant funding across four years to expand mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and support in suburban Cook County. “[This] announcement demonstrates our commitment to the well-being of all Cook County residents,” said President Preckwinkle. “This investment in behavioral health as part of our Building Health Communities Initiative ensures that we’re taking a holistic approach to healthcare that prioritizes mental health, as well as physical health.”

Grants will range from $250,000 to over $1 million each and are part of the Building Healthy Communities Behavioral Health Initiative, funded under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). “This initiative will allow us to support our residents, getting them access to be sound in body and mind,” said Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar.  “By making these grants available to stakeholders and community organizations that our residents are familiar with and trust, we will be able to reach many of our residents with services they otherwise could not access. I want to thank my colleagues on the Board and at Cook County’s Department of Health for once again showing their support for our resident’s health, both mental and physical.” Applications are now being accepted thru Dec. 7, 2022, and awards will be announced in January, 2023. For more information and to apply online, visit our website at:

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