Mental Health Grant Information - FY2020

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New! Due to the state and national emergency declarations subsequent to COVID-19, the Division of Mental Health has extended the deadline to submit documents for the NOFO's listed below. The deadline has now been extended to April 22, 2020 by 5:00 PM. It is imperative that applicants follow complete instructions and requirements in the NOFO posting to ensure applications are accepted.  DMH will continue to monitor the impact of the state and national emergency, and will respond as necessary.

  • Regions the Living Room (510-RTLR) 444-22-1484
  • Transitional Living Centers (854) 444-22-2370
  • Transitional Community Care and Supports (855) 444-22-2369

As always, please direct any questions to

New!!ATTENTION:  Due to the deadline extension to April 22, 2020, please submit applications and budgets for 2 months (rather than 3 months).  The start date will now be May 1, 2020.  Also, Quarterly reporting under the current grant is still required per the due dates of the grant agreement.

For detailed information about the requirements, please see Grant Application Information and Instructions.  Note: For best results use the Internet Explorer browser when accessing the GATA and IDHS systems.


DMH Program Grant Title CSFA Number GA PRA Grants Systems Access Info Q&As
Regions The Living Room (510-RTLR) 444-22-1484 1484 GA 1484 PRA Grants Systems Access Info pptx 1484 QA
Transitional Living Centers (854) 444-22-2370 2370 GA 2370 PRA Grants Systems Access Info pptx 2370 QA
Transitional Community Care and Supports (855) 444-22-2369 2369 GA 2369 PRA Grants Systems Access Info pptx 2369 QA

New sign highlighted yellowFor additional programmatic information refer to the link below:

NOTE:  The Provider Manual had incorrect information in it and has been corrected and linked below.  The manual listed "Recovery International", but it should be "RI International".


Map of SOPH Civil Discharges by County 2019 (pdf)

All potential grantees must make certain the following are completed before IDHS staff are allowed to accept an application packet.

  1. Register with the Illinois Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Grantee Portal.
  2. Potential Grantees must:
    1. Have a current DUNS number;
    2. Have a current FEIN Number;
    3. Have a current System for Award Management Account account;
    4. Be in Good Standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, (government entities are exempt);
    5. Register and access both the Illinois Department of Human Services Community Service Agreement (CSA) tracking system and the Centralized Repository Vault (CRV);
    6. Complete and submit a Grant Application to Each application must be sent in a separate email. Links are provided under the "GA" column of this website below. Page 1 of the applications are pre-populated.
    7. The subject line of the email MUST state:
      1. Provider Organization Name
      2. CSFA Number (444-22-XXXX)
      3. Contact Name (Barb Roberson)
    8. Complete and submit the Fiscal and Administrative Risk Assessment, also known as the ICQ, (short for Internal Control Questionnaire). This is done only once per entity per fiscal year via the GATA Grantee Portal While it does not have to be completed prior to submitting the application, this step must be done before an applicant or their application can be considered.
    9. Complete and Submit the Programmatic Risk Assessment (PRA) for each grant opportunity. Links are provided under the "PRA" column below;
    10. Complete and submit the FY 2020 Uniform Grant Budget in the IDHS CSA Tracking System;
    11. Have an annually negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA), if indirect costs are included in the budget.
    12. Not be on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Provider Sanctions list;
    13. Not be on the Federal Excluded Parties List;
    14. Not be on the Stop Pay List
    15. Submit by the date and time listed in Box 17 of the NOFO/Grant Opportunity.

Williams and Colbert Programs Application and Budget Instructions

In addition to the instructions above applicants, for grants which include Williams and Colbert Consent Decree funds, must submit separate applications and budgets for each grant program:

  1. For example, if an applicant applies for funding for program ABC for Williams services and Colbert services, they must submit two applications and two budgets, one associated with each consent decree for program ABC.
  2. The applicant will also need to include additional coding on the budget in the CSA system for the NOFO suffix on page 1 of the budget entry.
    • For the Williams budgets, please enter NOFO suffix WCD.
    • For Colbert budgets, please enter NOFO suffix CCD.
  3. Page 1 of the applications are pre-populated with the appropriate suffix code. Grantees do not need to complete anything on Page 1.
  4. On Page 3 grantees will need to include only the amount, for which they are applying, for each consent decree funding on each individual application.

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