IDPH Accepting Grant Applications for Programs to Address Sickle Cell Disease

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now accepting applications for Prevention, Care and Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease grants. A total of $750,000 has been allocated for the program. As many as eight organizations may receive grants for programs to increase comprehensive services for people with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. A grant to a single organization may range from $30,000 up to a maximum of $500,000. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that affects the ability to deliver oxygen throughout the body. SCD is a lifelong disorder that may impact all aspects of a person’s health and well-being. Anyone can be affected with sickle cell disease. This program is part of an effort to meet the goals of the Sickle Cell Prevention, Care and Treatment Program Code. Applications will be accepted through 5pm on March 18, 2024, with the announcement of the grant award expected in April. Prospective applicants can apply at EGrAMS : Home (; search for this program under “Current Grants” and “Health Promotion.”

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