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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Human Services Grant Fund

Please note that Human Services Grant Funds will not be available in 2021.

The Organization

The primary objective of the DuPage County Government is to efficiently and effectively serve the residents of the County. It is in this spirit that the DuPage County Board created a funding pool to provide assistance to organizations that serve the human services needs of DuPage County residents.

Geographic Emphasis

The funds from these grants must be used to benefit DuPage County residents.

Areas of Interest

Agencies submitting proposals must have proposed program goals that meet one or all of these primary goals of human service delivery.

  1. To promote self-sufficiency and help families achieve independence,
  2. To ensure the protection of children and other vulnerable residents; and
  3. To maximize prevention opportunities to strengthen families' well being and stability.

Additional Program Qualifications

  • The not-for-profit charitable agency applying for the funds must have been in operation, with 501(c)(3) status, for at least three years prior to submittal of application
    • Exception: Neighborhood Resource Centers (NRCs). NRCs are only eligible to receive funding for programs that target adults.
  • Priority will be given to those agencies and proposals who have an established and favorable track record of working with the County's Department of Community Services.
  • It is strongly encouraged that at least 60% of the program funding be directed toward individuals at or below 0 - 30% of HUD (U.S. Housing and Urban Development) Median Family Income (MFI) or those meeting Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Agencies can submit one application as a solo and / or one as an associated application.
  • In the case of multi-service agencies, it is strongly encouraged to request funding for a single program. Should one agency request funding for more than one program within the organization, agency's priority needs must be clearly identified.

Ineligible Applicants

  • Individuals
  • Advertising journals, booklets, etc.
  • For-profit organizations
  • Ticket purchases
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Purely social or religious organizations
  • Neighborhood Resource Centers, except those with programs targeting adults
  • Political parties or candidates
  • Sponsorships
  • Governments
  • Construction or capital projects
  • Government-sponsored non-profits
  • Non-direct service agencies
  • Pass-through organizations that would seek to redistribute county dollars
  • Transportation of non-isolated individuals
  • Social events of non-isolated individuals

HSGF Final Reports

2021 HSGF Application Information

Please note that Human Services Grant Funds will not be available in 2021.

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Application Materials

The Human Services Grant Fund application is now a web-based program.  For access to the portal, attendance at the Mandatory Meeting is required.

Additional Documents

2019 HSGF Awardees as Approved by County Board (PDF)
2018 HSGF Awardees as Approved by County Board (PDF)
2017 HSGF Awardees as Approved by County Board (PDF)
2016 HSGF Awardees as Approved by County Board (PDF)
2015 HSGF Awardees as approved by County Board (PDF)
2014 HSGF Awardees as approved by County Board (PDF)


Community Development Commission

DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund
CDC Room - 2-800
421 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton IL 60187

Page last updated 01/08/2021