2022 DuPage County HOPE Taskforce Funding Opportunity

The DuPage County HOPE Taskforce is pleased to announce another funding opportunity to address the opioid crisis in DuPage County. Areas of interest for this funding cycle include reducing access to drugs, reducing opioid use and misuse, overdose response and prevention (including harm reduction), treatment and recovery, and substance use prevention and education. The HOPE Taskforce particularly seeks innovative, community-based proposals which are sustainable.

The submission of an application does not guarantee funds will be made available. The total funding available is $87,000. Grant awards are expected be between $10,000 and $50,000, however the Taskforce will review applications for less than this range.

Eligible Applicants

  • Local units of government (ex. Municipalities, townships, police, fire, libraries)
  • Federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organizations
  • Substance use disorder treatment providers licensed by Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR)

Project Guidelines

  • Proposed projects should address at least one of the following HOPE Taskforce Framework areas:
    • Reduce Access to Drugs
    • Reduce Opioid Use and Misuse
    • Overdose Response and Prevention, including harm reduction programs
    • Treatment & Recovery
    • Substance Use Prevention & Education
  • The proposed project must serve primarily DuPage County residents.
  • Projects focused on treatment and recovery must accept Medicaid and/or individuals who are uninsured. Projects that serve a majority of individuals on Medicaid and/or individuals who are uninsured will be given priority.
  • Applications proposing innovative strategies are desired. However, projects involving clinical care must use evidence-based treatment practices.
  • The proposal must be for a new project or expansion of an existing project.
  • Any organization funded by the HOPE Taskforce will be required to submit a progress report and a final report at dates to be determined.
  • Project period duration of up to 12 months between September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.

Application Components

Budget Guidelines

  • A detailed budget, using the provided template, must be submitted with the application.
  • The following costs are NOT eligible:
    • Treatment scholarships or clinical care for individuals (Note: costs to support staff providing clinical services is allowable.)
    • Select harm reduction supplies (e.g., needles are not an eligible cost, but fentanyl test strips and naloxone are eligible.) If you have questions about whether a cost is eligible, please contact us.
    • Conference-related expenses
    • Sub-grants: The applicant organization must conduct programmatic activities and may not pass-through funds to another organization.
    • Indirect costs (including existing overhead costs such as rent/mortgage, utilities, etc.)


Applications must be submitted in PDF format by emailing to Grants@dupagehealth.org and are due no later than 12:00pm noon CT on Thursday, June 30, 2022. 

The contact person listed on the application will receive an email confirming receipt of the application within 1 business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at Grants@dupagehealth.org

Review Process

  • Evaluation of proposals will be conducted by members of the HOPE Taskforce and DuPage County Health Department staff.
  • Notification of award is anticipated in August 2022.

Technical Assistance and Questions

  • Check the 2022 Funding Opportunity FAQs webpage for updates regarding this funding opportunity, including FAQs.
  • Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to Grants@dupagehealth.org. To ensure adequate time for feedback, please send any questions about the application process by Friday, June 24, 2022.