Durbin Announces $4.5 Million in School-based Health Center Grants to Help Illinois Children

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that 17 school-based health centers in Illinois will receive $4,516,733 in grant funding through the Affordable Care Act. The funding will help school-based health centers to establish new sites or upgrade their current facilities to better serve Illinois children.


School-based health centers offer health screenings, health promotion programs, and disease prevention activities and they help children with acute and chronic conditions to attend school. Today’s grants, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education, aim to increase nationwide capacity in school-based health centers by over 50 percent.


The following Illinois health centers will receive funding under today’s announcement:


Chicago: $2.8 million in total funding

$500,000 in funding for Alivio Medical Center

$500,000 in funding for Circle Family Healthcare Network

$479,818 in funding for the University of Illinois at Chicago

$299,537 in funding for Heartland International Health Center

$250,000 in funding for Lawndale Christian Health Center

$224,169 in funding for Jackson Park Hospital Foundation

$211,581 in funding for Rush University Medical Center

$192,322 in funding for Access Community Health Network

$137,300 in funding for Near North Health Service Corporation


Kankakee: $500,000 in funding for Kankakee School District 111


Carlinville: $440,000 in funding for the Macoupin County Public Health Department


Aurora: $272,823 in funding for the Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley


Anna: $264,423 in funding for Rural Health, Inc.


Decatur: $95,050 in funding for Community Health Improvement


Evanston: $72,826 in funding for Evanston Township High School


Carterville: $59,748 in funding for the Shawnee Health Service and Development Corp.


Rockford: $17,136 in funding for the Winnebago County Health Department