Please direct all program related information and questions to:
535 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62701
The School Health Program provides grants for coordinated school health programming. The purpose of the grant is to promote collaboration between local health departments and school districts to implement the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's eight components for a coordinated school health program model in order to address identified health needs of children and adolescents.
The services to be provided under Coordinated School Health will be identified and referred to by the following title:
- Coordinated School Health Program
The Provider will receive notice from the Department under separate letter, specifying which of the service types listed above are to be provided under this contract.
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 the services pursuant to this agreement.
Utilizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention model for Coordinated School Health Programming, grantees will form a coalition to identify health needs of children and youth in their community, plan programs and services to address these needs, and establish a plan for ongoing program evaluation.
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
- Exhibit E, containing Performance Measures
- Exhibit F, containing Performance Standards
- Exhibit G, containing State Agency Contracts
- 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 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 only 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
Coordinated School Health Programs
- The Provider will develop and implement innovative and effective activities designed to protect and promote the health and well-being of students, staff and the community. The following program components must be included with a focus on one or two components initially:
- Healthy, safe school environment
- Health education (planned, sequential curriculum K-12)
- Health services focused on prevention and control of disease
- Physical education and wellness activities
- Nutrition and school food service
- Counseling, psychological and social service
- Faculty and staff health promotion
- Integration of parent, school and community efforts
- The Provider shall enter into an interagency agreement with a school district(s).
- The Provider shall maintain an advisory committee.
- The Provider shall submit to the Department quarterly performance reports within 30 days after the end of each quarter. These quarterly performance reports shall include: a narrative description of activities performed; measurable outcomes; and the unduplicated number of students served, including race/ethnicity.
- The Provider shall submit to the Department an annual report within 30 days after the end of the contract year in a format as prescribed by the Department. The annual report shall summarize the year's activities, including an unduplicated number of students, staff and community members served.
- The Provider shall incorporate additional program objectives into the program plan as indicated and required by the Division of Family and Community Services, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health.
VI. Department Responsibilities
The Department will provide technical assistance and monitoring for all programs operated under the Division of Family and Community Health and Prevention.
VII. Support Services
Utilization of Community Resources
It shall be the responsibility of each project director to coordinate the services provided through the project with other sources of care in the community, such as:
- The Illinois Medical Assistance Program
- Local Health Departments
- Neighborhood Health Centers
- Local Child Development Clinics
- Division of Specialized Care for Children
- Local Hospitals
- Local Children and Family Services Programs
- Local Schools
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Regional Perinatal Centers
- Local Early Intervention Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Handicaps
- Other related social service agencies
Please refer to 77 Ill. Adm. Code 630.160 and 630.170; Other Applicable Rules; and to the program-specific Exhibits for additional requirements.
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.
- For Coordinated School Health program, the Provider shall submit expenditure documentation by one of the following means:
- Mailing Address
100 South Grand Ave East 2nd FL
Springfield, IL 62762
- All financial record keeping on the part of the Provider shall be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied.
Expenditure Documentation Form Instructions
Expenditure Documentation Form (pdf)
IX. Program Monitoring
Programs operated by the Provider under this contract will be monitored on a schedule as determined by the Department to review the program's progress according to stated goals, measurable objectives, and administrative operations and adherence to their spending plan.
X. Program Budget
Providers agree to establish and utilize a budget approved by the Provider's Board of Directors.