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Illinois COVID-19 relief fund distributes $5.5M to organizations across the state, including in the Stateline

CHICAGO (WREX) — Illinois has announced the first round of funding to organizations from the state's COVID-19 relief fund.

The fund distributed $5.5 million to 30 different non-profit organizations and community foundations across the state.

The fund deploys resources to those community foundations and nonprofits in support of residents in need of: emergency food and basic supplies; interim housing and shelter; primary health care services; utility and financial assistance; supports for children and other vulnerable populations, and nonprofit safety and operations assistance.

Here's a list of the organizations receiving funding in the first round of distribution by the fund in the Northern Illinois Region:

  • DeKalb County Community Foundation
  • Freeport Community Foundation
  • United Way of Rock River Valley

The governor says the fund has raised more than $28 million from nearly 2000 donors since its launch on Mar. 26. 

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