0200 Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Scope of Service

The Provider will operate the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) formula grant providing flexible, community-based services throughout the State of Illinois to address the needs of adults ages 18-65+ and families, with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders, who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Deliverables

The Provider will continue the facilitation of stability, recovery and access to mainstream mental health support systems by an underserved, highly vulnerable, resilient segment of our population with provision of some of the following services and resources:

  1. Outreach and Engagement, community mental health, intensive case management and crisis intervention.
  2. Screening and diagnostic assessment based on clinical need.
  3. Counseling and therapy based on clinical need.
  4. Linkage with community resources, e.g., dental, vision, clothing, hygienic products.
  5. Referrals to primary healthcare services and substance abuse treatment programs.
  6. Training to PATH teams, fellow providers of homeless services, and to stakeholders.
  7. Advocacy services of vocational training, supported employment, public entitlements, and benefits acquisition.
  8. Housing assistance.
  9. Establish regular hours of service at local homeless shelters.
  10. Cultivate partnerships with medical staff at jails.
  11. Host Homeless Resource Fairs, Open Door Days, and other opportunities for individuals to experience days of services and resources a minimum of four times a year.

One provider will act in a fiduciary capacity and provide the following services:

  1. Payment of PATH conference expenses
  2. All other Fiduciary expenses

Reporting Requirements:

  1. Financial Report in accordance with Exhibit C
  2. Performance Report in accordance with Exhibit E.

Payment Terms

Payment will be issued monthly and reconciled on the basis of reported allowable expenses per the Grant Funds Recovery Act [30ILCS 705/7 and 8].

The Provider shall report quarterly allowable grant expenses on the appropriate DMH reporting template to the DMH program contact no later than November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1, and reported expenses should be consistent with the submitted annual grant budget. If any budget variances are noted, the DMH program contact may request that the provider submit a revised grant budget before subsequent monthly payments will be made. DMH program contacts and reporting templates can be found in the Provider section of the DHS website.

Performance Measures

The Provider shall report quarterly performance on the appropriate DMH reporting template to the DMH program contact no later than November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1. DMH program contacts and reporting templates can be found in the Provider section of the DHS website.

The DMH reporting template will list all reporting measures; however, due to the wide variety of services provided by DMH PATH vendors, all measures may not be applicable.

The following are included in the reporting template:

  1. Number of PATH eligible individuals engaged in PATH services.
  2. Number of individuals screened and assessed for PATH eligible services.
  3. Number of PATH eligible individuals enrolled and receiving counseling or therapy.
  4. Number of PATH eligible individuals linked with community services.
  5. Number of PATH enrolled individuals referred to healthcare or substance abuse services.
  6. Number of trainings provided to shelter staff regarding PATH services.
  7. Number of PATH eligible individuals receiving assistance in applying public entitlement assistance and vocational training.
  8. Number of PATH enrolled individuals referred or linked to housing options.
  9. Number of hours of service to local homeless shelters.
  10. Number of partnerships established with medical staff at jails.
  11. Number of Homeless Resource Fairs, Open Door Days and other opportunities for individuals to experience days of service.
  12. Number of PATH conferences
  13. Amount of other Fiduciary expenses

Performance Standards

The Provider shall report quarterly performance on the appropriate DMH reporting template to the DMH program contact no later than November 1, February 1, May 1, and August 1. DMH program contacts and reporting templates can be found in the Provider section of the DHS website.

The following are included in the reporting template:

  1. 100% of individuals approached will be engaged in one of the federally defined PATH eligible services.
  2. 100% of consenting individuals engaged with a PATH provider will be screened, assessed and enrolled in PATH eligible services.
  3. No less than 70% of PATH enrolled individuals with a PATH provider will receive counseling and therapy.
  4. 100% of PATH eligible individuals will be linked with community services.
  5. 100% of enrolled, consenting individuals identified for medical or substance abuse treatment will be referred as appropriate.
  6. No less than two Trainings will be provided to shelter staff, annually, on PATH eligible services.
  7. No less than 30% of enrolled individuals will receive assistance with applying for public entitlements and vocational trainings.
  8. 50% of consenting PATH enrolled individuals will be linked to housing options.
  9. No less than 4 hours weekly to service local homeless shelters, as applicable.
  10. No less than one relationship established with the jails as applicable.
  11. No less than four Homeless Resource Fairs, Open Door Days and other opportunities for individuals to experience days of service.
  12. 100% of PATH conferences will be paid in full
  13. 100% of all other fiduciary expenses