NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: OPIOID USE DISORDER (OUD) MAT IN FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS (FQHC)

The Illinois Department of Human Services/Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) is receiving over $47 million per year to address the opioid crisis. The most recent award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant, is for $28.9 million per year for two years. The SOR funds expand or extend ongoing SAMHSA-approved programs and initiate new projects. Updated information about IDHS/SUPR's response to the opioid crisis may be found at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=105980

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), referred to as Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) MAT in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), is to fund and implement OUD medication assisted treatment and recovery support services for individuals and their families who are currently in need of OUD intervention and treatment. The targeted service provider is any Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), as defined in Section (1)(2)(B) of the Federal Social Security Act. The FQHC must also have, or obtain prior to funding, a license issued by IDHS/SUPR that authorizes the delivery of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment. Services can be delivered statewide, but priority will be given to proposed service areas with limited or no readily available resident access to OUD MAT services.

The competitive funding opportunity is posted at: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=101591

To be eligible, applicants must be a FQHC that is licensed or has applied for a license prior to the submitting an application. In addition, applicants must have registered and pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, https://grants.illinois.gov/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 into the review of a subsequent application. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent on or before February 14, 2019, as indicated in Section D of the NOFO.

A Bidder's Conference will be held by webinar on January 11, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT. Participation is not required but is strongly recommended for interested applicants. Please register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6034288434052950275

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Applications must be received on or before 12:00 pm CDT on February 28, 2019. The completed grant proposal must be emailed to DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.gov with the subject line specified in Section D.

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 February 14, 2019.