Questions and Answers for 19-444-26-1760-01 Residential Stabilization Centers (RSC) - SOR

SUPR RSC Bidders Conference (pdf)

Q1: I have looked at the NOFO for (RSC). Are for-profits eligible to apply? I did not see anything in the Eligibility Information that excludes for-profits from applying but I know SUPR applied for the money through SAMHSA.

A1: For Profit organizations can apply if they meet the Pre-qualification requirements. It is not permitted for any person or entity to earn a Profit from an Award. See, e.g., 2 CFR 200.400(g); see also 30 ILCS 708/60(a)(7).

Q2: In the RSC NOFO, it states that the RSC must be separately located in a licensed facility and is ancillary. Could the identified bedrooms be on the same floor with the licensed residential?

A2: The RSC can be on the same floor with an IDHS/SUPR licensed residential program. However, the RSC must operate outside of the licensed residential program, they must be physically divided (wall or door).

Q3: Specifically, may you please confirm that the RSC must operate separately from an existing level 3.5 residential facility?

In order words, can the RSC co-exist and operate within the same 3.5 residential facility?

A3: The RSC can be on the same floor with an IDHS/SUPR licensed residential program. However, the RSC must operate outside of the licensed residential program, they must be physically divided (wall or door).

Q4: Is the deadline for NOFO 19-444-26-1760-01 due Monday 3/31, before 11:59 a.m. or 11:59 p.m.?

A4: before 12:00 p.m. on March 31, 2019

Q5: Does the Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance have to have an original signature that is then scanned and uploaded as a pdf attachment?

A5: Yes. The UNIFORM APPLICATION FOR STATE GRANT ASSISTANCE should be signed on page 3 of 3 where it says "53. Signature of Authorized Representative:"

UNIFORM GRANT BUDGET TEMPLATE should be signed on Page 4 of 23

Signature (Chief Financial Officer or equivalent): Signature (Executive Director or equivalent):

Q6: We send each of the required pdfs to you in a separate email, appropriately labeled, to complete the application submission process:

Uniform State Grant Application

Grant Expensed-Based Budget

Proposal Narrative (12 pages)

A6: Applicants must submit a single proposal in pdf format. All items, including attachments and appendices, must be scanned or "pdf'd" and sent in a single e-mail

Q7: How broad is a "community stakeholder" - should we focus on certain types or groups?

A7: It refers to those people who are affected, or could be affected, by the service you provide. Stakeholders are individuals, groups, organizations, government departments, businesses, anyone with a stake or a vested interest.

Q8: Please explain further MAT "induction". Currently, we provide methadone in a room on our premises that is used as the dispensary to our clients, on a scheduled basis. I presume that is where women from the proposed RSC would be directed. Will that be acceptable?

A8: Please refer to TIP 63 for further information on MAT induction.

Q9: Is Grant Expensed-Based Budget the same as the Uniform Grant Budget Template, or only a section of it, pgs. 1-26?

A9: Complete the entire Uniform Grant Budget Template, print it, sign it, scan it as a pdf and name it according to the instructions in the NOFO, include it in the email with the other attachments.

Q10: We have went to the CSA to enter the budget and it says this number does not exist - 444261760. Are we not supposed to submit the budget this way?

Also, it is asking for numbers for FY19. It is hard to know how many clients we may serve as we would not know the timing of the award for these monies. Do you have an idea of when this money will be awarded?

A10: I am sorry that you are having trouble. You will not be penalized for not getting your budget into CSA, as long as you submit a budget with your application.

Additionally, make your best guess for the number of clients you anticipate serving. If you need a starting point for your budget you can use May 1.