Volume XII, Issue XXX - February 2019

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


The Illinois Department of Human Services/Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) is receiving over $47 million per year to address the opioid crisis. The most recent award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant, is for $28.9 million per year for two years. The SOR funds expand or extend ongoing SAMHSA approved programs and initiate new projects. Updated information about IDHS/SUPR's response to the opioid crisis may be found at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=105980.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), referred to as Residential Stabilization Centers (RSC) for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), is to provide short term residential stabilization for a patient with an OUD who is in crisis and seeking treatment or recovery support services that may not be readily available. This grant will also provide short term residential stabilization for a patient with an OUD who may need a brief observation period in a residential setting during the first few days of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The RSC will provide a safe holding place for such patients to receive short term interventions, including MAT when appropriate, address any medical problems or basic need insecurities, and quickly initiate or reconnect with substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health treatment and/or recovery support services.

The competitive funding opportunity is posted at: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=101591.

To be eligible, applicants must have a current license or be in the process of obtaining a license issued by IDHS/SUPR for: Level 3.7 Withdrawal Management-Medically Monitored; Level 3.5 Clinically Managed Medium to High Intensity Residential; or Level 3.2 Withdrawal Management/Clinically Managed. The RSC is authorized by that license to be an ancillary pre-diagnostic stabilization service for persons with symptoms consistent with an OUD. In addition, applicants must have registered and pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, https://grants.illinois.gov/portal/.

A letter of intent is requested to allow Division staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. This 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 March 15, 2019, as indicated in Section D of the NOFO.

A Bidder's Conference will be held by webinar on March 7, 2019 at 10:00 am CDT. Participation is not required but is strongly recommended for interested applicants.

Registration for the webinar is not required, simply join by following the link: https://illinois.webex.com/webappng/sites/illinois/meeting/info/119941086870262623?MTID=m29abacdd08f4e7985dbec7f2373101f3.

Applications must be received on or before 12:00 pm CDT on March 29, 2019. The completed grant proposal must be emailed to DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.gov with the subject line specified in Section D. 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: Joseph.Tracy@illinois.gov with the subject line specified in Section H. The deadline for submitting written questions is March 15, 2019.