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 How Do I Apply?

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Now accepting applications

Applications opened June 1, 2022, and are due by 5 p.m. CDT June 27, 2022

Grant awardees announced July 19, 2022


Who can answer my Question?

Check our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).  If your response is not there, propose it on our Padlet.

Who is Eligible?

ARISE "funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is intended to support socio-economically disadvantaged and historically marginalized communities from Illinois outside of Cook County that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.”

Challenge Communities

Coalition of at least three partnering organizations that is representative of and has deep trust with marginalized, vaccine hesitant communities—communities of color (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, migrant  communities, rural communities, low-income older adults, etc).


Single organizations may apply for a Microgrant of up to $10,000.

  • The applicant(s) must be:  

    • Capable of building trust 

    • Committed to collaboration

    • Committed to learning and sharing

    • Addressing both immediate priorities and longer-term structural and systemic change to advance health equity

How do I take the Assessment?

If you are not the assessment leader for your coalition, most likely you will receive an email with a link from that person to start your assessment.  If you haven't gotten one by June 10th, contact that person to ask for the link for your assessment.  You should tell them whether you are part of a health department (to take the P2PHE Compass) or not (to take the AACT).

If you are not sure who the assessment leader is for your cohort, contact the lead applicant to ask, or to volunteer if you have some prior experience with administering assessments.  

If you ARE the assessment leader for your coalition:

The links to start your cohort for either assessment are in the application and repeated here.  

NOTE:  Please be sure that all of the assessments for your coalition use the same link (one each for Compass and AACT).  Save the link you get when you first register your assessment and distribute that link to ALL the takers in your coalition. 

Information on Unique Entity IDs

All applicants will need to have a government-issued Unique Entity ID issued by 

Note that you do not need to register​ the Unique Entity ID, a more complicated process, but just get it, which largely means verifying your legal business name and address.  If you have an old identifier, like a DUNS number, you may need to validate that number in the new system