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

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: DIGITAL RECOVERY SUPPORT TOOLKIT - SOR GRANT

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 the Digital Recovery Support Toolkit (19-44-26-2007-01), is to pilot the use of digital recovery resources to enhance and support individuals in long term recovery from opioid use disorders (OUD). Interested organizations can utilize and/or expand existing digital recovery supports or develop a new recovery-oriented digital toolkit that supports long-term recovery. A digital toolkit is defined by IDHS/SUPR as a collection of individualized digital resources, online or not, (e.g. webpages, videos, chat rooms, secure texting or one-way texting, secure evidence-based applications, etc.) that are developed and/or collected and presented as recovery supports to individuals in or seeking recovery from OUD. This NOFO will not fund the development of new "apps", defined as web-based or mobile applications.

The competitive funding opportunity is posted at: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=116572

Eligible applicants include but are not limited to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment organizations licensed by IDHS/SUPR, Recovery Oriented System of Care Councils, Recovery Community Organizations, or local public health departments. Applicants must show they are committed to supporting persons involved in any form of MAT achieve recovery from Opioid Use Disorder. Applicants will also need to be in good standing with all State and federal tax entities, IL Office of the Comptroller and IDHS/SUPR.

A letter of intent is requested to allow Division staff to estimate the potential review workload for planning purposes. This letter is not required, is not binding, and is not considered in the review of a subsequent application. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent on or before March 15, 2019, as indicated in Section D of the NOFO.

Applications must be received on or before 12:00 pm CDT on April 2, 2019. The completed grant proposal must be emailed to DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.gov with the subject line specified in Section D of 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 of the NOFO. The deadline for submitting written questions is March 15, 2019.