20-444-80-0654-01 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

 Summary Information

1. Awarding Agency Name: Illinois Department of Human Services
2. Agency Contact:

Teresa Tudor

Teresa.Tudor@illinois.gov

217/558-6192

3. Announcement Type: Initial announcement
4. Type of Assistance Instrument: Grant
5. Funding Opportunity Number: 20-444-80-0654-01
6. Funding Opportunity Title: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
7. CSFA Number: 444-80-0654
8. CSFA Popular Name: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
9. CFDA Number(s): not applicable
10. Anticipated Number of Awards: 1
11. Estimated Total Program Funding: $7,359,700
12. Award Range not applicable
13. Source of Funding: State
14. Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
15. Indirect Costs Allowed Yes
Restrictions on Indirect Costs No
16. Posted Date: March 11, 2019
17.Application Range: March 11, 2019 - April 10, 2019
18. Technical Assistance Session: Session Offered: No

NOFO Supplemental

(Agency-specific Content for the Notice of Funding Opportunity)

A. Program Description

Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is to provide a statewide safety net to assist victims. The goals of services are to meet the immediate crisis and long-term needs of victims of sexual assault and support significant others impacted by sexual assault. The funding priority is to support a network of community-based rape crisis centers that provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault including appropriate crisis intervention, supportive services, advocacy, counseling and medical care. In addition to direct service to victims and significant others, funds support prevention, education and training. Funds are used to support the Department's goal of health and safety.

Deliverables or Milestones

The objectives are to provide safe, survivor-centered services to respond to the needs of victims; to provide information, support, counseling and advocacy services to help victims become aware of and take advantage of their rights and options; to educate and inform the key systems and the community at large; and to enhance the response and capacity of the statewide network of rape crisis centers.

For this program, the Department funds a statewide network of community-based Rape Crisis Centers and the Centers provide prevention education in their communities and comprehensive direct services to survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. Grantee serves as the Department's prime contractor and administers the grant program by subawarding program funds to local Rape Crisis Centers located throughout the state. The following services are provided: direct crisis intervention through a 24-hour-a-day sexual assault crisis hotline, advocacy through support services to sexual assault victims by trained staff or trained volunteers during the medical examination, police investigation and/or court proceedings, individual and/or group supportive counseling for victims and their families, information dissemination, training of professionals and paraprofessionals, community education, and referrals to social service agencies, private therapists, physicians, etc.

  1. The Grantee will oversee the administration of grant funds for the network and utilize administrative policies and activities that ensure that grant funds are appropriately administered and in accordance with the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act GATA). The Grantee will perform all necessary administrative functions, including, but not limited to, the application process and selection of subcontractors; the establishment of contracts with subcontractors; the awarding of funds, oversight of expenditures and payments to subcontractors; and the monitoring of subcontractor expenditures, operations and program activities. Written administrative policies and procedures and written programmatic policies shall be utilized and available for the Departments review.
  2. The Grantee shall provide statewide comprehensive, community-based services to victims of sexual assault and their significant others through subcontracting with community- based rape crisis centers.
  3. The Grantee assures that the following services are provided throughout the state: direct crisis intervention through a 24-hour-a-day sexual assault crisis hotline; 24 hour in person advocacy services to sexual assault victims by trained staff or trained volunteers during the medical examination, police investigation and/or court proceedings; individual family and/or group counseling for victims and their families; information dissemination; training of professionals and paraprofessionals, community education and referrals to social service agencies, private therapists, physicians, etc.; and advocacy to promote changes in community institutions that respond to victims, e.g., hospitals, police departments and courts.
  4. The Grantee shall require subcontractors to document services provided, maintain accurate and complete service records, and submit service documentation using InfoNet. These reports shall provide information about the services provided in the following categories: number of persons assisted (victims and significant others); number of persons served by prevention/education programs; number of persons served by training programs for law enforcement/support personnel; number of hours of services provided (counseling and advocacy), and number of hours of telephone counseling.
  5. The Grantee shall collect and report service outcomes from InfoNet to the Department, as directed by the Department. The collection and reporting of this data are essential in determining the outcomes of services provided to clients. The Grantee must develop a system to collect outcomes on a quarterly basis within 20 days after the end of the quarter and submit a report to the Department detailing the results of the outcomes collected during the Quarter.
  6. The Grantee will submit a quarterly narrative in a format approved by the Department 30 days after the end of each quarter.
  7. The Grantee will participate in quarterly meetings with the Department to discuss the results and recommendations outlined in each Quarterly Report Narrative, progress towards and barriers to future activities, and issues pertaining to the contract, subcontract and/or work plan.
  8. The Grantee will submit subcontractor budgets to bureau staff and inform the bureau of any subcontractor performance issues impacting service delivery.
  9. The Grantee will develop a training plan for the statewide rape crisis center network which supports delivery of trauma-informed, survivor-centered services. The plan will be submitted to the bureau and must be approved prior to implementation. Review of training materials, participant evaluations and needs assessment will be a part of quarterly meetings.

Performance Measures - Exhibit E

  1. Allocate and administer funding to local rape crisis centers to sustain statewide service system.
  2. Monitor local rape crisis centers to ensure compliance with all contract requirements. Centers will demonstrate compliance through monthly and quarterly reports and on-site visits.
  3. Number of victims and significant others served, and hours of service provided as recorded monthly in the InfoNet data base system by the local rape crisis centers and reported to Division of Family and Community Services (DFCS) quarterly as part of quarterly report.
  4. Number of participants in education programs as recorded monthly in the InfoNet data base system by the local rape crisis centers and reported to DFCS quarterly as part of quarterly report.
  5. Number of professionals who participate in training sessions as recorded monthly in the InfoNet data base system by the local rape crisis centers and reported to DFCS quarterly as part of quarterly report.
  6. Number of sexual assault workers in rape crisis centers who participate in training regarding best practice crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling services for sexual assault victims as recorded monthly in the InfoNet data base system by the local rape crisis centers and reported to DFCS quarterly as part of quarterly report.

Performance Standards - Exhibit F

  1. The allocation and contract processes with the subcontractors will be completed and award information will be submitted to Department within 60 days of the Agreement.
  2. 100% of centers will demonstrate compliance through monthly and quarterly reports and on-site visits. Grantee will provide Department with list of compliance activities and the results of activities and submit report quarterly.
  3. Provide 100,000 hours of victim-centered, trauma-based advocacy and counseling services to 15,000 victims and significant others during the contract period.
  4. Conduct awareness and prevention education with 400,000 citizens during the contract period
  5. Train 14,000 allied professionals in local communities regarding best practice response to sexual assault victims during the contract period.
  6. Train 250 sexual assault workers in rape crisis centers regarding best practice crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling services for sexual assault victims during the contract period.

B. Funding Information

This NOFO is considered an application for funding of the statewide network of sexual assault services.

In FY2020 the Department anticipates the availability of approximately $7,359,700 in State Revenue to fund one grantee to deliver statewide services.

This award utilizes appropriated state funds to fund this award.

Applicant must submit a program plan which supports the level of funding, details service delivery and ties to performance standards. Proposed project budgets and narratives must be sufficiently detailed and justified to be approved by DHS. Successful applicants will NOT receive a grant agreement until after their budget has been approved through the CSA system.

Subcontractor Agreement(s) and budgets must be pre-approved by the Department and on file with the Department. Subcontractors are subject to all provisions of this Agreement. The successful Applicant Agency shall retain sole responsibility for the performance of the subcontractor

Subject to appropriation, the grant period will begin no sooner than July 01, 2019 and will extend through June 30, 2020.

The successful applicants under this funding notice may be eligible to receive up to two (2) subsequent one-year grant awards for this program.

The release of this NOFO does not obligate the Illinois Department of Human Services to make an award. Work cannot begin until a contract is fully executed by the Department.

C. Eligibility Information

An entity may not apply for a grant until the entity has registered and pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov/portal. Registration and pre-qualification are required annually. During pre-qualification, verifications are performed including a check of federal SAM.gov Exclusion List and status on the Illinois Stop Payment List. The Grantee Portal alerts the entity of "qualified" status or informs how to remediate a negative verification (e.g., inactive DUNS, not in good standing with the Secretary of State). Inclusion on the SAM.gov Exclusion List cannot be remediated.

The pre-qualification process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment utilizing an Internal Controls Questionnaire. A Programmatic Risk Assessment must also be completed for each separate grant for which an applicant intends to apply. Applicants must be pre-qualified, therefore, applications from entities that have not completed the GATA pre-qualification process prior to the due date of this application will NOT be reviewed and will NOT be considered for funding.

  1. Eligible Applicants
    1. This funding opportunity is limited to a not-for-profit agency with experience in sexual assault services and managing a statewide system. Applicants with an established network of rape crisis centers and a history of sexual assault service provision is preferred.
    1. Applicants should seek cultural inclusion. The applicant must comply with all applicable provisions of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity including, but not limited to: The Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.), The Public Works Employment Discrimination Act (775 ILCS 10/1 et seq.), The United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) (42 USC 2000a-and 2000H-6), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.), and The Age Discrimination Act (42 USC 6101 et seq.).
  1. Cost Sharing or Match Requirements

No cost sharing or match requirements with this funding award.

  1. Indirect and Direct Cost Rate

In order to charge indirect costs to this grant, the applicant organization must have annually negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA). There are three types of NICRAs:

    1. Federally Negotiated Rate. Organizations that receive direct federal funding may have an indirect cost rate that was negotiated with the Federal Cognizant Agency. Illinois will accept the federally negotiated rate. The organization must provide a copy of the federally NICRA.
    2. State Negotiated Rate. The organization may negotiate an indirect cost rate with the State of Illinois if they do not have Federally Negotiated Rate. If an organization has not previously established in indirect cost rate, an indirect cost rate proposal must be submitted through State of Illinois' centralized indirect cost rate system no later than three months after receipt of a Notice of State Award (NOSA). If an organization previously established an indirect cost rate, the organization must annually submit a new indirect cost proposal through CARS within six months after the close of the grantee's fiscal year. 
    3. De Minimis Rate. An organization that has never negotiated an indirect cost rate with the Federal Government of the State of Illinois is eligible to elect a de minimis rate of 10% of modified total direct cost (MTDC). Once established, the De Minimis Rate may be used indefinitely. The State of Illinois must verify the calculation of the MTDC annually in order to accept the De Minimis Rate.
  1. Other Mandatory Requirements
    1. Collaboration with Bureau of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Human Trafficking
      • Grantee must meet with bureau staff quarterly to review program plan, performance measures and subcontractor service delivery. Development and delivery of training workplan is a collaborative effort between the grantee and the bureau. Grantee is expected to be responsive to emerging needs for training and technical assistance to rape crisis center network as identified by bureau staff, grantee or rape crisis centers.
    2. Training and Technical Assistance
      •  If required, grantee and its subcontractors must agree to receive consultation and technical assistance from authorized representatives of the Department. The program and collaborating partners will be required to be in attendance at site visits. Programs may be required to attend regular meetings and training as provided by the Department or a subcontractor of the Department.
    3. Data Collection Requirements
      •  Grantees will be required to document service delivery and maintain accurate and complete service records for each client. As directed by the Department, the Grantee will be required to ensure that all rape crisis centers submit monthly data into the InfoNet data system. The InfoNet documentation system, operated by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, is the required documentation system for all victim service programs funded through the Department.
      • Additionally, the grantee will provide quarterly service data reports to the Department, budget and expenditure reports, and year-end performance reports. Grantees may also be required to participate in other survey, research and program evaluation efforts approved by the Department.
    4. Fees
      • Grantees or subcontractors may not charge fees to victims or significant others seeking services for sexual assault.

D. Application and Submission Information

  1.  Address to Request Application Package
    1. Application materials are provided throughout the announcement. They may also be found on the Illinois Department of Human Services website: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=114157.
    2. Hard copies of the materials may be obtained by contacting the individual listed below.
    3. The Department's website will contain information regarding the NOFO and materials necessary for submission. Questions and answers will also be posted on the Department's website. It is the responsibility of each applicant to monitor that website and comply with any instructions or requirements related to the NOFO.
    4. Contact Person: Teresa Tudor IDHS, Bureau of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking 823 East Monroe Street Springfield, IL 62701 Teresa.tudor@illinois.gov Phone: 217-558-6192.
  2.  Content and Form of Application Submission

Program Plan Narrative Content Applicants must submit a program plan narrative that contains the information outlined below. Each section must have a heading that corresponds to the headings in bold type listed below. The narrative portion must follow the page guidelines set for each section and must be in the order requested. The narrative must be in Arial 12-point font, single-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides using 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The total narrative is not to exceed 20 pages. See allowable page breakout below. The attachments do not have to conform to the format requirements above.

    1. Executive Summary (2-page maximum) - 5 points
      • The Executive Summary will serve as a stand-alone document for the successful applicant that will be shared with various state-level stakeholders and others requesting a brief overview of the funded project. Therefore, applicants should be concise and direct in their description and provide an overview of the services proposed with these funds and the outcomes that will be achieved. The description should provide a clear understanding of how these services will be delivered, the process and how the services will be individualized. Describe services to be provided, need for the services, area to be served, capacity to provide the services and the projected numbers to be served within each program component.
    2. Program Narrative: Need - Description of Need (2 pages maximum) 10 points
      • The purpose of this section is for the applicant to provide a clear and accurate picture of the need for these services and benefits gained. It is necessary for the applicant to demonstrate that it has a thorough understanding of sexual violence, needs of victims and significant others, institutional advocacy, provision of statewide services and management of statewide network.
    3.  Program Narrative: Capacity - Agency Qualifications/Organizational Capacity (6 pages maximum) 40 points
      • The purpose of this section is for the applicant to present an accurate picture of the agency's capacity, qualifications and ability to provide the program as described in this Funding Notice. Information in this section should include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
        • Convincing evidence that the applicant agency is capable of carrying out the proposed program, including fiscal, administrative and programmatic ability to manage grant. 2
        • An organizational chart of the applicant organization, showing where the program and its staff will be placed. If subcontractors will be used, include the relationship with those organizations in the chart. Label Attachment A. 
        • Identify key staff positions that will be responsible for the program and their qualifications to implement the program deliverables. Complete Contact Information template - Attachment B
        • Describe the experience that your agency has in working with community-based rape crisis centers and managing a statewide network. Describe relevant major accomplishments of your organization in the area of sexual assault and state level work.
        • A description of your agency's current programs and activities relevant to the services described in this NOFO.
        • A description of advisory board or committee structure relevant to activities described in this NOFO.
        • List of community-based rape crisis centers that will be subcontractors, service areas, projected total number of clients served, number of clients receiving advocacy services and related service hours, number of clients receiving counseling services and related service hours, number of employees identified by full-time and part-time status and number of active volunteers and related service hours (aggregate). Attachment C template.
    4. Program Narrative: Quality - Description of Program Design and Services (6 pages maximum) 40 points
      • The purpose of this section is for the applicant to provide a comprehensive, clear and accurate picture of its intended program design. At a minimum, the proposal must address each of the following components in the order below:
        • Provide an overview of service delivery model or standards for providing sexual assault services.
        • Provide a detailed description of the overall program design including technical assistance and training for community-based rape crisis centers. Include proposed training topics, number of trainings and number of participants.
        • Describe the agency plan for monitoring subcontractors and assure they are meeting program/service standards, timelines and requirements outlined in the NOFO and 2 CFR 200.
        • Describe how the program design has direct correlation to the needs identified in the needs section of the application.
        • Describe what resources and other knowledge, skill, abilities are available to implement quality programming.
        • Describe how your program will achieve the targeted performance standards. List any additional outcomes your program will target to achieve.
    5. Budget narrative (4 pages maximum) 5 points
      • In this section of the application narrative, provide a detailed, Budget Narrative of the items allocated within your proposed budget. The budget narrative should support applicant proposed activities and established deliverables and expected performance standards in the NOFO. This will include all funds budgeted for the program, including non-DHS funds. Identify the source of those funds and detail how the specified resources and personnel are being allocated to ensure the tasks, activities, goals and objectives described in your proposal will be implemented. Illustrate the use of state or federal funds, other than grant funds, that will be used to support the program. Describe how subcontractor funds will be utilized to implement the program, including proposed award amounts for DHS funding. Attachment D
      • In addition to the above narrative, the grantee budget must be submitted electronically in the CSA system. The Budget entered into the CSA system will also include a narrative or detailed description/justification for each line in the budget and will describe why each expenditure is necessary for program implementation and how you arrived at the amount. Please include cost allocations as necessary. This narrative must also clearly identify indirect costs, direct program costs, direct administrative costs, and match within each line item as appropriate. The Budget (including MTDC base exclusions as appropriate) should clearly describe how the specified resources and personnel have been allocated for the tasks and activities described in your plan. If indirect costs are included in the budget, a copy of the approved NICRA must be included with the Application.
      • Please note, your FY 2020 contract will not be processed until your budget has been reviewed AND approved in the CSA system. It is critical that the budget submitted is as detailed as possible.
      • The application must be submitted electronically to DHS.DVSAHT@illinois.gov
  1. Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and System for Award Management (SAM).

Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or Federal or State awarding agency that is exempt from those requirements under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal or State awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is required to:

    1. Be registered in SAM before submitting its application. To establish a SAM registration, go to www.SAM.gov and/or utilize this instructional link: How to Register in SAM from the www.grants.illinois.gov Resource Links tab.
    2. Provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and
    3. Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal, Federal pass-through or State award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal or State awarding agency. It also must state that the State awarding agency may not make a Federal pass-through or State award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the State awarding agency is ready to make a Federal pass-through or State award, the State awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal pass-through or State award and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal pass-through or State award to another applicant.
  1. Submission Dates and Times
    1. Applications must be received via email at the address below no later than 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The application will be time-stamped upon receipt in the bureau email address. The Department will ONLY accept applications submitted by electronic mail. Applications will NOT be accepted if received by fax machine, hard copy, disk or thumb drive. Applications will be opened as they are received. Applicants will receive an email (within 72 hours of receipt or 120 hours if received on a non-business day) notifying them that their application was received and if it was received by the due date and time. This email reply will be sent to the original sender of the application. Applications received after the due date and time will not be considered for review or funding.
    2. Submit the completed grant application to: DHS.DVSAHT@Illinois.Gov
    3. The subject line of the email MUST state: 20-444-80-0654-01
    4. If you have trouble emailing the document due to the file size, please utilize the CMS File Transfer Utility located at https://filet.illinois.gov/filet/PIMupload.asp  Please follow the instructions to attach your application. Don't forget the subject line above.
    5. To be considered, proposals must be emailed by the designated date and time listed above. For your records, please keep a copy of your email submission with the date and time the application was submitted along with the email address to which it was sent. The deadline will be strictly enforced. In the event of a dispute, the applicant bears the burden of proof that the application was received on time at the location listed above.
    6. ALL Applications MUST include the following mandatory forms/attachments:
      • Uniform State Grant Application - separate document (pdf)
      • Program Plan Narrative - separate document (Word)
        • Executive Summary
        • Need - Description of Need
        • Capacity - Agency Qualifications/Organizational Capacity
        • Quality - Description of Program Design and Services
        • Budget Narrative
      • Attachments:
        • Organization Chart
        • Contact Information (template provided)
        • Program Site Information (template provided)
        • Subcontractor Award Amounts
        • Copy of Currently Approved NICRA if indirect costs are included in the Budget - if applicable, separate document (pdf)
  2. Funding Restrictions

All applicants are subject to the funding restrictions relating to allowable and unallowable costs as set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

E. Application Review Information

  1.  Criteria
    1. Funding for the period of July 01, 2019 through June 30, 2020 is not guaranteed. All applicants must continue to demonstrate that they meet all requirements under this NOFO described throughout.
    2. Applications that fail to meet the criteria described in the "Eligible Applicants" and the "Mandatory Requirements of the Applicant" will not be scored and considered for funding.
    3. Review teams are comprised of up to 3 individuals. Applications will first be reviewed and scored individually. Then, team members will collectively review the application, their scores and comments. Individual team members may choose to adjust scores to appropriately capture content that may have been missed initially. Scores will then be sent to the application Review Coordinator to be compiled and averaged to produce the final application review team score.
    4. Program Plan Narratives will be evaluated on the following criteria:
      • Executive Summary 5 points Need
      • Description of Need 10 points
      • Capacity - Agency Qualifications / Organizational Capacity 40 points Quality -
      • Description of Program Design and Services 40 points
      • Budget Narrative 5 points
      • Total 100 points
  1. Review and selection Process
    1. Scoring will not be the sole award criterion. The Department reserves the right to consider other factors such as: geographical distribution, ICQ and PRA results, demonstrated need, past performance as a state grantee, etc. While recommendations of the review panel will be a key factor in the funding decisions, the Department maintains final authority over funding decisions and considers the findings of the review panel to be non-binding recommendations. Any internal documentation used in scoring or awarding of grants shall not be considered public information.
    2. Competitive grant appeals are limited to the evaluation process. Evaluation scores may not be protested. Only the evaluation process is subject to appeal and shall be reviewed by IDHS' Appeal Review Officer (ARO). All appeals must be submitted in writing to Teresa Tudor at teresa.tudor@illinois.gov within 14 calendar days after the grant award notice has been published. The written appeal shall include at a minimum the name and address of the appealing party, identification of the grant and the reason(s) for the appeal. The appeal will be sent to the ARO for consideration and a response to the appeal will sent within 60 days.
  2. Anticipated Announcement and State Award Dates.
    1. The Department anticipates notifying successful applicants on or before June 1, 2019.

F. Award Administration Information

  1. State Award Notices.
    1. Applicants recommended for funding under this NOFO following the above review and selection process will receive a "Notice of State Award Finalist". This notice will identify award amount and any additional grant award requirements. The NOSA must be accepted through the Grantee Portal. The NOSA is not an authorization to begin performance or incur costs.
    2. Upon acceptance of the grant award, announcement of the grant award shall be published by the awarding agency to www.Grants.Illinois.gov.
  2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements.
    1. The agency awarded funds shall provide services as set forth in the DHS grant agreement and shall act in accordance with all state and federal statutes and administrative rules applicable to the provision of the services.
    2. To review a sample of the FY2020 DHS contract/grant agreement, please visit the DHS Website. http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29741
  3. Reporting
    1. The Grantee will submit monthly Periodic Financial Reports (PFRs) no later than the 30th of each month for the preceding month by email.
    2. The Grantee will submit an annual program plan and a detailed program budget and budget narrative in the CSA system.
    3. Quarterly data reports must be sent to the department by the 20th of the month following the end of the quarter. The Grantee must ensure data is entered into the InfoNet data system as required to ensure accurate reports.
    4. Additional annual performance data may be collected as directed by the Department and in a format prescribed by the Department.
    5. Year end financial, narrative and performance data reports will be submitted as directed by the Department. 
    6. Failure to comply with contract or reporting requirements may result in grantee placement on the Stop Payment List.

G. State Awarding Agency Contact(s)

  1. Questions and Answers
    1. Questions about this NOFO, must be sent via email to Teresa.tudor@illinois.gov and cc: the bureau address at DHS.DVSAHT@illinois.gov with "NOFO" in the subject line of the email.
    2. Questions with their respective answers will be posted on the DHS website.
    3. The information in the FAQ section may be updated periodically, so applicants are encouraged to check it frequently. Only written answers posted on the website will be considered valid and official.

H. Other Information, if applicable

Mandatory Forms -- Required for All Agencies