The application deadline for the Restore, Reinvest, and Renew has been extended to Tuesday, March 8 ,at 2 p.m.
According its website, “Due to an unprecedented response to the R3 Notices of Funding Opportunity, ICJIA has extended the application deadlines to 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. This extension will allow agencies more time to complete and submit their applications and address any technical issues that may arise. Agencies that have already submitted their applications may withdraw them and use the extra time for additional review and revision. However, withdrawing a completed application will require agencies to create a new application and copy and paste previously submitted responses to it. New/revised applications also must be submitted by the deadline of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Withdrawn applications that are not resubmitted will not be considered.”
Governor JB Pritzker tweeted, “R3 is a core tenet of Illinois’ cannabis legalization framework, setting us apart from other states that have legalized. Funding community organizations is another step toward justice.”
R3 grants fund programs in Illinois communities that have been harmed by violence, excessive incarceration, and economic disinvestment.
R3 grants fund programs in five areas:
Civil Legal Aid
The communities that are eligible for R3 funding were identified, in part, by their rates of gun injuries, child poverty, unemployment and incarceration. View this map to see if organizations in your community are eligible for an R3 grant.
Nonprofit organizations, local governments, faith-based organizations, businesses, and other community or neighborhood associations may apply for grants individually or in a collaborative with other groups.
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