Illinois Announces $45M in Grants Available
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Illinois will be accepting applications for a second round of grant money to support community organizations that serve neighborhoods most impacted by economic disinvestment, violence, and the war on drugs.  The 45-million-dollars was generated through taxing marijuana sales.  Grants will go toward providing civil legal aid, economic development, re-entry from the criminal justice system, violence prevention and youth development.