Grant Programs

Construction Grant Programs  

CDB is responsible for the oversight, administration, and distribution of the Rebuild Illinois grant program funding.  These programs provide local entities with resources for capital investments to improve and create the necessary infrastructure to support their missions, and allow them to best serve their communities. 


Rebuild Illinois Grant Programs  

CDB provides construction administration expertise in its grant administration, and it relies on partner agencies and entities to assist in ensuring equitable and appropriate criteria for its competitive grant programs. This includes collaboration with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS), the Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).  


Rebuild Illinois authorizes $200 million to CDB for the new Hospital and Healthcare Transformation Capital Investment Program. CDB will work in coordination with HFS to issue grants to hospitals and healthcare providers to renovate, rehabilitate, and construct facilities to meet the needs of the communities they serve. This program will help low-income communities with high numbers of Medicaid patients to ensure Illinoisans have access to the medical care they need.  

An additional $100 million in Rebuild Illinois is designated for the needs of institutions that support the early learning experiences of children across the State. The Early Childhood Education Construction Grant Program, which requires entities to provide 10% matching funds, allows CDB to assist early childhood centers with renovation and expansion of their facilities.  


$50 million of the Rebuild Illinois funds is allotted for CDB to work with DPH to administer Community Health Center Construction grants to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and FQHC look-alikes for equipment purchases, acquisition of new physical locations for the purpose of delivering health care services, and constructing or renovating new or existing community health center sites. 


CDB also jointly administers the Independent Colleges Capital Program with IBHE. This program provides private, not-for-profit colleges and universities in Illinois with financial assistance for capital projects. Rebuild Illinois included $400 million for grants that seek to address safety and health issues, increase energy efficiency, build labs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, install smart technologies including high definition projectors, wireless microphones, and support maintenance projects.  

For information regarding the school construction program, please click School Construction Program.

Program Staff 


For further information regarding Capital Programs, please contact the Project Development Services staff.