The University of Illinois Chicago Health Sciences Campus – Rockford (UICHSCR) plans to dramatically expand its commitment to training health professionals for rural Illinois through the construction of a Rural Health Sciences Education Building (RHSEB) on the campus. The RHSEB will support the development of rural health professional training programs in the fields of dentistry, social work, physical therapy, nutrition, and public health. The result will be the most expansive and unique training site for rural health science professionals in Illinois and the United States as a whole. The building will expand the university’s capacity and allow it to positively affect a greater number of students. The proposed new building would include programs from the Colleges of Dentistry, Social Work, Allied Health Sciences, and Public Health, along with expanded space needs of current UICOMR programs. Preliminary figures anticipate a five-story building comprised of 131,000 Gross Square Feet (GSF) located on the Parkview campus with cost estimates at approximately $100 million. With this application, UICHHSCR is requesting funds to complete the Architectural and Engineering Analysis and Assessments associated with the construction of a new building. These include the following professionals: • Architect: Coordination with owner and engineers and develop general construction documents; • Mechanical Engineer: Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning systems; and • Electrical Engineering: Electricity.