From: Maria Bruni, Acting Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

DASA OPIOID STATE TARGETED RESPONSE (STR) OUTPATIENT METHADONE TREATMENT (OMT) EXPANSION AWARDS

Earlier this year, IDHS/DASA released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support the expansion of outpatient methadone via the Opioid STR OMT NOFO (17-444-26-1538-01). Six hundred forty-three additional OMT slots have been made available through this funding opportunity, as follows:

Provider New Slots
Caritas  70
Family Guidance Centers, Inc. 140
FOLA Community Action Services, Inc. 18
Heritage Behavioral Health Center, Inc. 15
Human Service Center of Peoria 15
New Age Services Corporation 50
PDSSC - Chicago, Inc. 50
Peer Services, Inc. 5
Pilsen - Little Village CMHC, Inc. 40
Remedies Renewing Lives 80
Rincon Family Services 50
Specialized Assistance Services, NFP 40
The Women's Treatment Center 70
Total 643

The Opioid STR OMT expansion project was made available by grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (TI-080231). IDHS/DASA received $16.3 million in 21st Century Cures Act authorized funding under the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant (Opioid STR) program. This award will support a coordinated state effort to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery services for opioid use disorder (OUD).

These expanded OMT slots will be available in early June. Funding to support these slots will extend through SFY 2018 contingent upon the availability of SAMHSA funding. DASA intends to release a supplemental NOFO in the first quarter of state fiscal year 2018 for additional expanded OMT slots.