Areas eligible for funding were identified using community-level data on gun injury, child poverty, unemployment, and state prison commitments and returns, combined with disproportionately impacted areas previously identified by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (View map of eligible areas).An R3 Working Group of criminal justice practitioners and policy experts provided guidance to ensure an equitable application and funding process. “The time to act is now. The funding is desperately needed for our communities to continue our collective healing,” said Sharone Mitchell, Director of the Illinois Justice Project and member of the working group. Organizations that serve residents of—or are based in—designated eligible R3 zones will be able to apply. Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations, local units of government, tax-exempt faith-based organizations, businesses, and other community organizations. Application materials with instructions on how to apply are available here: https://r3.illinois.gov/. The deadline for all applications is Monday, July 20, 2020.To ease the application process and increase access to available grant funding, ICJIA offers technical assistance to organizations via online workshops. ICJIA is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice through work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology. Visit www.icjia.state.il.us.