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The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) provides resources to support two types of grant programs that comprise a two-tier substance abuse prevention system for the State of Illinois.
Comprehensive grant programs provide funds to public and private organizations to deliver direct services in a defined geographic service area. Services may target the community at large, with emphasis on impacting the environments in which youth age 10 to 17 years old live. Evidence-based approaches that target youth, their peers, families, school environment, and community are implemented. Emphasis is placed on building local partnerships to implement environmental approaches that change community norms and policies and increase the community's capacity to sustain effective efforts.
Statewide Programs are intended to support the overall prevention system and enhance projects that will impact and be accessible to all citizens.
The services to be provided under the Addiction Prevention program will be identified by and referred to by the following titles:
- Addiction Prevention Comprehensive
- Addiction Prevention Statewide
II. Policies & Procedures
The Provider will provide the following services and agrees to act in accordance with all state and federal statutes and administrative rules applicable to the provision of services pursuant to this Agreement.
- Block Grant Regarding Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 42 U.S. Code
- Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant(SAPT) 45 CFR Part 96
- Charitable Choice: Providers that qualify as "religious organizations" under 42 CFR 54.2(b), shall comply with the Charitable Choice Regulations as set forth in 42 CFR 54.1 et seq. with regard to funds provided directly to pay for substance abuse prevention and treatment services under 42 U.S. Code 300x-21 et seq.; 42 U.S. Code 290 aa, et seq.: and 42 U.S. Code 290cc-21 to 290cc-35.
- The Provider shall not, in providing program services or engaging in outreach activities, discriminate against a client or potential client on the basis of religion, a religious belief, or a refusal to actively participate in a religious practice.
- The Provider shall not use funds provided hereunder for inherently religious activities, such as worship, religious instruction or proselytization.
- 77 Ill. Admin. Code, Rule 2030
- Community-Based Substance Abuse Prevention System, 77 Ill. Admin. Code, Chapter X, Subchapter C, Part 2030
Award funds, with the exception of State General Revenue Funds associated with approved Pooled Loan Agreement, may not be used:
- To provide inpatient hospital services, except as determined to be medically necessary in accordance with federal guidelines;
- To make cash payments to intended recipients of health services except in the case of program outcome evaluations;
- To purchase or improve land, purchase, construct, or permanently improve (other than minor remodeling) any building or other facility, or purchase major medical equipment;
- To satisfy any requirement for the expenditure of non-Federal funds as a condition for the receipt of Federal funds without prior approval;
- To provide individuals with hypodermic needles or syringes so that such individuals may use illegal drugs, unless the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service determines that a demonstration needle exchange program would be effective in reducing drug abuse and the risk that the public will become infected with the etiologic agent for AIDS;
- To provide financial assistance to any entity other than a public or non-profit private entity;
- To expend more than the amount prescribed by Section 1931 (a)(3) of the PHS Act for the provision of treatment services in penal or correction institutions of the State.
III. Contract and Amendment Process
The contract between the Department and the Provider is generally referred to as the Agreement and consists of several parts:
- Community Service Agreement, containing the standard contract language used for all Department contracts
- Exhibit A, containing Scope of Services/Purpose of Grant
- Exhibit B, containing Deliverables
- Exhibit C, containing Payment Information
- Exhibit D, containing Contact Information
- Attachment E
- The Program Manual, attached by reference to the Agreement, contains the program service provisions.
The Department will initiate the contract by having it online for the Provider to obtain and sign. The Provider will fax signature page to the Department to obtain the Secretary's signature and the Department will return a copy of the executed signature page of the contract to the Provider via pdf email.
There are two types of amendments to an executed Community Service Agreement.
- Letters of increase or decrease
A letter is sent to the Provider stating the intent to increase or decrease dollars to specific program services existing in the Community Service Agreement. There is no need for the Provider to sign and return this document.
- Formal amendments
A two-party signed agreement to an executed Agreement is a formal amendment. The following process is required for a formal amendment to be processed:
- Adding new program services - An amendment to add a new program service must contain a detailed summary of services to be provided under the executed Community Services Agreement and a method of payment.
- Extending the service dates of the Community Services Agreement* - An amendment to extend the service dates of the Community Services Agreement must contain the following information: -Agreement number as it appears on the original Community Services Agreement; Provider name; clause stating the new term of the Agreement; signatures of the Provider and the Secretary of the Department of Human Services
*NOTE: A Community Services Agreement end date should be June 30, due to mandates in the State Finance Act regarding audit period. Language on pages one through nine in the Community Services Agreement may not be changed.
- Extending the service dates of an existing program attachment - An amendment to extend the date of a specific attachment in the existing Community Services Agreement must contain the following information: - Agreement number as it appears on the original Community Services Agreement; Provider name; clause stating the new term and the specific attachment name and number; signatures of the Provider and the Secretary of the Department of Human Services
- Changing language within an existing program attachment - An amendment to change language in an existing program attachment of the Community Services Agreement must contain the following information: -Agreement number as it appears on the Community Services Agreement; Provider name; clause(s) stating the new language; signatures of the Provider and the Secretary of the Department of Human Services
- Payments to the Provider will be made on a prospective basis, rounded to the nearest $100.00. The final prospective payment may be greater or lesser than the previous payments due to rounding.
- The Department will compare the amount of the prospective payments made to date with the documented expenditures provided to the Department by the Provider. In the event the documented services provided by the Provider do not justify the level of award being provided to the Provider, future payments may be withheld or reduced until such time as the services documentation provided by the Provider equals the amounts previously provided to the Provider. Failure of the Provider to provide timely documentation may result in a reduction to the total award.
- The final payment from the Department under this Agreement shall be made upon the Department's determination that all requirements under this Agreement have been completed, which determination shall not be unreasonably withheld. Such final payment will be subject to adjustment after the completion of a review of the Provider's records as provided in the Agreement.
V. Provider Responsibilities
- The Provider will provide alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention services and the services shall be directed to the one or more of the five prevention strategies: information, education, community-based process, alternatives, and environmental process.
- The funding provided through this grant shall be used to provide services to the Provider's unique target audience (e.g. higher education, workplace) and provide services in the defined geographic areas that cover a large portion of the State (e.g. statewide, multiple counties) as approved in the work plan.
- The State must give priority to prevention programs for at-risk populations. If the Provider has prevention programs for such a priority population, the Provider will "develop and maintain community-based strategies for prevention of such abuse, including strategies to discourage the use of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products by individuals to whom it is unlawful to sell or distribute such beverages or products".
- In administering the programs, services, and activities funded hereunder, the Provider shall:
- Assure that prevention activities and program services provided by the Provider convey a clear message promoting no use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by minors, and no illegal use of drugs by adults, rather than limited or allowable usage.
- Agree to include in all publications, announcements, reports, flyers, brochures, and all other printed material, the phrase "funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services." Exceptions to this requirement must be requested in writing to the Department and will be considered authorized only upon written notice to the Provider.
- Develop and implement a work plan/action plan utilizing the model established by the Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP).
- Agrees to refer program recipients, when needed.
"Diagnosis" is defined as "any reference to an individuals' alcohol or drug abuse or to a condition which is identified as having been caused by that abuse which is made for the purpose of treatment or referral for treatment" (42 CFR 2.11).
- Background checks are required for all program staff and volunteers who have one-on-one contact with children and youth. Funded programs are required to have a written protocol on file requiring background checks, as well as evidence of their completion.
- Reporting Requirements
The Provider will submit the following reports:
- The Provider shall submit a quarterly, semi-annual report and/or an annual progress report by the specified date as communicated by the Bureau. The quarterly and semi-annual reports are due to the Bureau on the 25th calendar day of the month following the reporting period. The annual report is due 45 calendar day following the reporting period. The Bureau will provide written guidance regarding report submission requirements.
- Program Plan & Deliverables
A spending plan and spending plan narrative must be submitted by the date specified in writing as communicated by the Bureau. The spending plan identifies how the services will be financed, through identification of specific budget items and funding sources.
VI. Department Responsibilities
The Department will respond to the needs of the Provider as required within the full scope of the Agreement.
VII. Support Services
Participate collaboratively in other substance abuse prevention programming where applicable; e.g. school/community collaborative efforts (Teen Reach, Title V), tobacco inspections, youth surveys, ATOD focused media campaigns and with other community sectors, institutions in your defined geographic area (law enforcement agencies, treatment centers, public health departments, etc.) as needed.
VIII. Billing Instructions
Providers shall use the following methodology to document the use of these funds:
- The Provider shall provide summary documentation by line item of actual expenditures incurred for the purchase of goods and services necessary for conducting program activities. The Provider shall use generally accepted accounting practices to record expenditures and revenues as outlined in DHS Rule 509, Fiscal Administrative Recordkeeping and Requirements.
- Expenditures shall be recorded in the Provider's records in such a manner as to establish an audit trail for future verification of appropriate use of Agreement funds.
- Expenditure documentation shall be submitted, in a format defined by the Division of Community Health and Prevention, to the Department on a quarterly basis, within 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. However, the Provider shall have the option to report monthly.
- The Provider shall submit expenditure documentation by one of the following means:
- Mailing Address
815-823 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701
- All financial record keeping on the part of the Provider shall be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied.
Expenditure Documentation Instructions
Expenditure Documentation Form
IX. Program Monitoring
The service Provider, sub-grantee and fiscal agent will make available to the Secretary of the Department of Human Services or the Secretary's designee, access to data, records and all facilities in which service or administrative operations are performed to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
X. Program Budget
Providers agree to establish and utilize a budget approved by the Provider's Board of Directors.