A. This funding opportunity is open to all areas in Illinois. The information in the NOFO is incorrect. This is being corrected in the NOFO.
A: This grant will serve both Williams and Colbert clients. You can submit an application only for Williams or only for Colbert. You can also submit applications for both Williams and Colbert. The applications posted are specific to the consent decree so the correct one must be used.
A: Applications for this NOFO will be reviewed by the review panel and decisions made on awarding the grants and funding will consider both Williams and Colbert Class Member needs and negotiations of funding will follow. It is the goal of DMH to have continuity and equity across the peer support service delivery for Williams and Colbert Class Members.
A: No, $180,598 is the total for both consent decrees.
A: IDHS will work with grantee agencies to coordinate recruitment efforts for Peer Ambassadors between grantee agencies and other Colbert and Williams Consent Decree providers. IDHS will ensure that other Colbert and Williams providers are made aware of the Ambassador program and how interested Class Members can be referred to the program. IDHS will also provide opportunities for grantee agencies to present directly to and develop relationships with the network of Colbert and Williams providers. IDHS is open to discussing innovative strategies or opportunities for Peer Ambassador recruitment with grantees.
A: DMH will make specific determinations about performance targets and funding during the negotiation process once grantees are identified. It is the goal of DMH to have continuity and equity across the peer support service delivery for Williams and Colbert Class Members.
A: Per the NOFO Section D3a, it states "A Separate application and Program Proposal are required for each consent decree. Each application will have a suffix on line 6 CSFA Title", and D3bi, states "A Program Proposal for each consent decree is required". Regarding budgets, in Section D5a, of the NOFO, it states "A separate Budget must be submitted for each Consent Decree and the following suffix used".
A: While monthly meetings in each facility would be ideal, DMH is open to discussing the most appropriate meeting frequency for each facility based on grantee capacity. We would also want to coordinate this with the assigned Prime Agencies' outreach efforts in each facility.
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