Government Grant Applications

Below is a list of annual grant opportunities that are offered by different departments and agencies of Cook County. Reach out to my office with any questions at (847) 519-7674.

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH)
Invest in Cook
Application deadline is March 12, 2021.
Late Winter, Annually

Cook County DoTH is hosting a virtual Invest in Cook workshop for potential applicants on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development to provide information on applying for Community Development Block Grants. To attend, please RSVP at the following Form. Further questions may be directed to Tim Egan at (312) 603-1534 or InvestInCook.CC@cookcountyil.gov.

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and Department of Planning and Development
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Application deadline is March 12, 2021.

A CDBG Capital Improvement application workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 27. Like last year, the workshop will be held jointly with the Cook County’s Department of Transportation and Highways’ Invest in Cook program. The Invest in Cook presentation will begin at 1:00 pm, followed by the CDBG presentation at 2:00 pm. The workshop will be recorded and made available after the session. Click here to RSVP.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Late Winter, Annually

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Green Infrastructure Grant
Summer, Annually

Cook County Office of Procurement
Cook County Justice Advisory Council (JAC) Grants
– areas of Felony Drug Distribution Diversion
RFP Deadline: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 * Must have an account to apply here. 2020 deadline has passed. 2021 information will be added when available.

– areas of Violence Prevention, Recidivism Reduction, and Restorative Justice
RFP Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 * Must have an account to apply here. 2020 deadline has passed. 2021 information will be added when available.

Check this FAQ if you are looking to apply for any of the JAC Grants.

Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM)
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
Winter, Annually

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Stormwater Management

Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control
Housing Cook County’s Animals Grant

Career Opportunities

Job Openings within Cook County Departments and Agencies – click HERE.

Job Openings within Forest Preserve District of Cook County – click HERE.

Cook County Connects – employment, mentorship, and training opportunities for young adults ages 16 – 24 years old.

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership – access employment resources, information about job training and more.

North Suburban Cook County American Job Center
723 West Algonquin Road,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 981-7400