Illinois COVID 19 Response Funds (ICRF)

NICIL has been awarded as a recipient of a small amount of funds to use for distribution as part of the Illinois COVID 19 Response Funds (ICRF).  The target audience for this distribution is for individuals with disabilities to support gaps in needs due specifically to COVID 19.

Individuals or their families may apply for these funds from April 13, 2020 until June 1, 2020.  The funds are for unmet needs caused by the COVID 19 and for no other reason.  Funds do not go to the individual or their families but directly to the vendor or organization. This is a one-time only application and funding.  Details and application can be found on the NICIL website at www.nicil.org.  Interest applicants may also call the NICIL office at 815-625-7860 or via email at frotndesk@nicil.org

NICIL offices are closed to face to face meetings during the COVID 19 crisis.  Please do not come to the NICIL office for applications.  Call or email and the application will be mailed or emailed to you.  Funds are limited to qualified individuals or their families.  There is NO cash distribution directly to the individuals.

This funds are part of the Chicago Community Trust that has raised these funds for this purpose.  NICIL is part of the Illinois Network for Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) who is the funding partner for this process.  We look forward to working with you on this rare opportunity.