From: Danielle L. Kirby, Director
Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

RECOVERY-ORIENTED SYSTEMS OF CARE-ILLINOIS STATEWIDE NETWORK (ROSC-ISN)

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) is releasing a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care-Illinois Statewide Network (ROSC-ISN) Grant. IDHS/SUPR has allocated $1,050,000 for the establishment of multiple, networked, geographically distributed ROSC Councils that will assist communities with building local recovery oriented systems of care and that can network with the statewide ROSC. Councils shall be supported by a lead agency collaborating with community members. To ensure the sustainability of the ROSC Councils, successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to establish the ROSC Council permanently with a long-term (5-year) strategic plan, either as a stand-alone non-profit organization or with a permanent business relationship with a lead agency. The funding source for this project is in Title XX Social Services (Donated Funds Initiative, DFI) funds. The DFI Program is a "match" program, meaning community entities who receive DFI funding must match the DFI funding with locally generated funds or in-kind support.

The competitive funding opportunity is posted at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=101591 (please scroll down the page).

All applicants are required to provide the requested information as outlined in the NOFO to be considered for funding. Please note the following:

Eligible Applicants must:

  1. Be in good standing with the Secretary of State.
  2. Complete the GATA pre-qualification process. Applicant agencies will not be eligible for a grant award until they have pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal.

A letter of intent is requested to allow Division staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. The letter is not required, is not binding, and does not enter the review of a subsequent application. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent on or before July 3, 2018, as indicated in Section B of the NOFO.

A Bidder's Conference will be held by webinar on June 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm CDT for interested parties. Participation is not required but is strongly recommended for interested applicants. Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1147694817747714563. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Applications must be received by email on or before 12:00 pm CDT on July 30, 2018. The completed grant proposal must be emailed to DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.gov with the subject line specified in "Other Submission Requirements" in Section E.

Applicants are reminded to review all the instructions at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=101591 in addition to the information in the NOFO. The NOFO contains further details about the proposal and funding expectations and should provide guidance for any questions. If further clarification is needed, please direct your inquiry to: Joseph.Tracy@illinois.gov with the subject line specified in section H. The deadline for submitting written questions is July 16, 2018.