To be eligible for a FY19 contract, all grantees must complete the Pre-Qualification Process, Internal Controls Questionnaire, Programmatic Risk Assessment and Grant application. The Grant Application and Programmatic Risk Assessment are to be completed for every program/grant. See Grant Application Information and Instructions webpage for more detail.

At the time of application, all Bureau grantees must submit for each grant program the following documents:

Applicants must submit four (4) printed copies of complete applications including all required narratives and attachments in the prescribed order. Each of the four (4) printed copies should be identical with the exception that at least one copy must include an original signature on the Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance (see Appendix A). In addition to the 4 printed copies, submissions must include one (1) electronic copy on either a flash drive or other media such as a CD or DVD. The electronic copy must be a single PDF file with the same content and in the same order as the printed copies.

Complete applications may be mailed or delivered in-person to the address below. Application submissions or delivery to any other address or contact, including other DHS offices or employees, will not be considered for review or funding.

Aaron Hacker
IDHS, Division of Family & Community Services
823 East Monroe
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Phone: 217-557-2943

In-person submissions will only be accepted between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 6, 2018, or Friday, September 7, 2018, but in any event, no later than the application deadline listed below.

Complete applications must be received by the Department no later than 3:00 PM, on Friday, September 7, 2018. Any applications received after the deadline will be designated late and will not be reviewed or considered for funding. A submission receipt will be given for any application delivered in-person. For applications received via mail, applicants will receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of receipt notifying them that their application was received and if it was received by the due date and time. This email will be sent to the 2 email addresses provided in the application. Applications received after the due date will be considered late submissions which may result in the rejection of the application and denial of a grant award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Applicants are required to notify the Department by 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, if they did NOT receive an email notifying them that their application was received. If the applicant does not receive an email and does not notify the Department by 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, a subsequent application will be considered a late submission. The applicant will NOT have the right to protest the submission/receipt of their application to the Department after 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.