Dear Community Providers:

Attached please find clarification related to some requirements for the Letter of Intent process for agencies interested in being involved in the CCBHC process. Since this clarification is being issued close to the original due date for the LOIs, DHS/DMH is extending that deadline to noon on February 29, 2016. As a reminder, those are to be returned to Daniel.Silbert@illinois.gov.

Also, since the release of the LOI, DHS/DMH has been contacted by providers who do not believe they will be able to meet criteria to become a CCBHC, but are interested in participating as a DCO, and would like DHS/DMH to share this interest with potential CCBHCs who are looking for DCO partners. In able to facilitate such sharing of information, if your agency is interested in this potential for participation, please inform us of the details on which services you would be interested in providing by sending an email to dhs.dmhccbhc@illinois.gov. We will keep all such information in a database and share with potential CCBHCs as appropriate.