DMH Announces $15M in NOFOs

The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health (DMH) is excited to announce a $15M annualized investment to restore and revitalize the Illinois Community Mental Health Service System, which has suffered from years of under-funding.

DMH is introducing three new programs specifically designed to respond to several unmet needs of individuals experiencing mental illnesses. Building upon recovery values, DMH will ensure access to necessary services and supports along the continuum of State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals (SOPH) to community services and will foster partnership between SOPH staff responsible for discharge planning and community providers of services.

To achieve successful transition of individuals leaving the IDHS/DMH State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals, the Division will contract with community mental health centers and non-traditional service providers to build capacity and deliver an array of clinical services and non-traditional supports to these individuals, as well as develop community supports to divert crises that could result in hospitalization. The involvement of Consumer Operated Service Providers, including through subcontracting relationships, is strongly encouraged to meet the goals and objectives of this project.

For complete details please visit the DHS website at: or click on the links below for each of the three programs:


DMH Program Grant Title CSFA Number GA PRA Grants Systems Access Info Q&As
Regions The Living Room (510-RTLR) 444-22-1484 1484 GA 1484 PRA Grants Systems Access Info pptx 1484 QA
Transitional Living Centers (854) 444-22-2370 2370 GA 2370 PRA Grants Systems Access Info pptx 2370 QA
Transitional Community Care and Supports (855) 444-22-2369 2369 GA 2369 PRA Grants Systems Access Info pptx 2369 QA

Applicants must follow all instructions listed in the NOFO.

The dates to apply are February 21, 2020 through March 23, 2020 by 5:00 PM.

If there are any questions, please contact Barb Roberson (

We value and appreciate your partnership in supporting the recovery of individuals with mental illnesses.