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

RECOVERY ORIENTED SYSTEM OF CARE-ILLINOIS STATEWIDE NETWORK

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) is releasing a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care-Illinois Statewide Network (ROSC-ISN) Grant. IDHS/SUPR has allocated $1,000,000 for the establishment of multiple, networked, geographically distributed ROSC Councils that will assist communities with building local recovery-oriented systems of care that can network with other established ROSC Councils in the state. Councils shall be supported by a lead agency collaborating with community members. To ensure the sustainability of the ROSC Councils, successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment to establish the ROSC Council permanently with a long-term strategic plan, either as a stand-alone non-profit organization or with a permanent business relationship with a lead agency. The funding source for this project is in Title XX Social Services (Donated Funds Initiative, DFI) funds. The DFI Program is a "match" program, meaning community entities who receive DFI funding must match the DFI funding with locally generated funds or in-kind support. The competitive funding opportunity is posted at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=114615.

All applicants are required to provide the requested information as outlined in the NOFO to be considered for funding. Please note the following:

All current or potential grantees must make certain the following things are completed before IDHS staff can accept a grant application:

  1. Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
  2. Have a current DUNS number.
  3. Have a current sam.gov cage code.
  4. Register and be in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State (does not apply to government entities and schools).
  5. Register with the GATA system in the Grantee Portal.
  6. Authenticate your organization in the Grantee Portal.
  7. Pre-qualify by completing the Administrative and Fiscal Risk Assessment (ICQ) on the GATA system.

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 the review of a subsequent application. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent on or before July 15, 2019, as indicated in Section B of the NOFO.

A Bidder's Conference will be held by webinar on June 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm CDT for interested parties. Participation is not required but is strongly recommended. Please join the webinar at: https://illinois.webex.com/illinois/j.php?MTID=mc9687a2ab9198f2ab4f1e474c26efe22 password is SUPR.

Applications must be received by email on or before 12:00 pm CDT (noon) on July 29, 2019. The completed grant proposal must be emailed to DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.gov with the subject line specified in "Other Submission Requirements" in Section E. Applicants are reminded to review all the instructions at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=114615 in addition to the information in 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. The deadline for submitting written questions is July 15, 2019.