Question:  Is this open to any CMHC that wants to set up a living room model or is it basically funding the one's already in existence?

Answer:  This NOFO is open to any CMHC that wants to set up a living room model serving the Illinois county of St. Clair.


Question
:  If this is open to any CMHC, does DMH have to give the sign off for us to apply?

Answer: 1. In order to be considered for an award, proposals must be in the possession of the DHS/DMH email address DHS.GrantApp@illinois.gov by the designated date and time listed in Box 17 of the NOFO (March 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM).  2.Proposals will be reviewed by a team of DHS/DMH staff familiar with the requirements of the program including services to be performed in the specified geographic location (see 'E. Application Review Information' of the NOFO).  3. Team members will collectively review the applications, their scores and comments to ensure team members have not missed items within the application that other team members identified. Application highlights and concerns will be discussed. Scores will then be sent to the Proposal Review Coordinator to be compiled and averaged to produce the final application score.  4.Applicants recommended for funding under this NOFO following the above review and selection process will receive a Notice of State Award (NOSA).  5. The final approval is made by the DHS Secretary, based on those applicants that were recommended for funding.


Question:  Why is it just for St. Clair county when obviously other counties could also benefit from this type of support?

Answer:  Grants are already in place for FY2018 except for this one county. Those grants that are already in place have two one-year renewals (FY2019 and FY2020).

Question:  Do you know of any IDHS Living Room grant opportunities for Cook County coming up? 

Answer:  Grants are already in place for FY2018 except for this one county. Those grants that are already in place have two one-year renewals (FY2019 and FY2020). Therefore, we do not anticipate grant opportunities for CSFA 444-22-1484, Program 510-RTLR The Living Room until Fiscal Year 2021.