Volume XII, Issue X - August 2018

From: Danielle L. Kirby, Director
Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery


IDHS/SUPR received grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 21st Century Cures Act authorized funding under the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant (Opioid STR) program. This award has supported 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). IDHS/SUPR requested available carryover funds from Year 1 of the Opioid STR funding be used for additional Recovery Home funding.

IDHS/SUPR is releasing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Opioid STR-Recovery Home for Persons with OUD. IDHS/SUPR has allocated $1,000,000 for expansion of recovery homes services for persons with OUD and is committed to admitting at least 90 unduplicated NEW recovery home clients during SFY 2019. NEW recovery home clients with OUD are those persons who satisfy diagnostic and eligibility criteria required for admission to recovery home services, primary substance used is an opioid, are currently active in some form of FDA approved Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) (e.g., Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine, Suboxone, or Vivitrol) for OUD, and have not been active in recovery home services during the 30 days prior to admission to services under this grant award.

This competitive funding opportunity is posted at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=101591. To be eligible, organizations must be currently licensed by IDHS/SUPR to provide Recovery Home services.

In addition, applicants must pre-qualify through the Grants Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) at the Grantee Portal, https://grants.illinois.gov/portal/. For further explanation of the process visit, https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Grantee/Pages/default.aspx

During pre-qualification, Dun and Bradstreet verifications are performed and include a check for Debarred and Suspended status and standing with the Secretary of State. The process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment utilizing an Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ). Applicants will be notified if ineligible for an award and the corrective action necessary to become eligible.

A letter of intent is requested to allow IDHS/SUPR staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. The letter is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of intent on or before September 12, 2018, as indicated in Section D - Application and Submission Information of the NOFO.

Applications must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. on September 24, 2018. Please submit the completed grant proposal electronically to DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.gov. Applications must be e-mailed.

The NOFO contains further details about the proposal and funding expectations and should provide guidance for any questions. If further clarification is needed, please direct your inquiry to the IDHS/SUPR Help Desk at: DoIT.SUPRHelp@Illinois.gov