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The Administration for Strategic Planning and Response had a grant opportunity for the MRC- State, Territory and Tribal Nations, Representative Organizations for Next Generation (MRC-STTRONG) Awards. There was only one award allowed per state, territory, tribal nation, freely associated state, and the District of Columbia.  MRCIL applied with the support of the Illinois Department of Public Health and the assistance of Integrated Solutions Consulting.

MRCIL was awarded $2 million dollars through this opportunity and is the only non-state awardee of this grant.


The overall goals for the MRCILs awarded grant are as follows: 

  • Goal 1: Bolster MRC planning in Illinois

  • Goal 2: Strengthen MRC’s capacity and knowledge base

  • Goal 3: Bolster Illinois’ capacity to respond

  • Goal 4: Build brand recognition

  • Goal 5: Strengthen the MRC of Illinois and by extension, the local units

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MRC Sub-Awards

The Medical Reserve Corps of Illinois (MRCIL) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for 2023-2024 MRCIL MRC-STTRONG Subawards. Funding for this opportunity is made available through the MRC-STTRONG Award through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Through this opportunity, selected units will receive awards of up to $5,000. The application will open on October 30th, 2023.

Request for Applications

Application for Sub-Award

Required Budget Proposal Template

If you have any questions in regards to the application, please reach out to

Background Checks/Volunteer Protections

One of the goals of the Medical Reserve Corps of Illinois’ (MRCIL) MRC-STTRONG grant is to bolster Illinois’ capacity to respond and serve their communities. Part of that goal is to provide funds that can assist with background checks and volunteer protections. These funds would be available to all MRC units but primarily designed to be used for new volunteers, strike team volunteers, and those who are being sent on deployment. The procedure and necessary documentation is located below!

Background Check/Volunteer Protection Reimbursement Instructions

Background Check Form-Fillable

Volunteer Protection Form-Fillable

If you have any questions in regards to this process, please reach out to

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Re"MRC"able Training Workshops

These training summits will be held throughout the state of Illinois to be beneficial for all local MRC units and their volunteers. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., the event starts at 8:00 a.m., and will end at 4:30 p.m.

  • November 15, 2023 is in Bolingbrook

    • Hilton Garden Inn: 135 Remington Blvd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

  • December 6, 2023 is in Rockford

    • Radisson Hotel and Conference Center: 200 S Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61108

  • January 17, 2024 is in Collinsville

    • Gateway Conference Center: 1 Gateway Dr., Collinsville, IL 62234

  • February 14, 2024 is in Champaign

    • I Hotel & Illinois Conference Center: 1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

  • March 20, 2024 is in Macomb

    • Western Illinois University: 1 University Cir, Macomb, IL 61455

  • April 10, 2024 is in Carbondale

    • Southern Illinois University, Student Center: 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale IL 62901

There is no cost to these training summits. Lunch is provided at each venue.

If there is a cost for parking, we have already worked with the venue ahead of time. There is no cost to you!

Click HERE to register!

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