Volume XIV, Issue XVII - February 2021

From:  David T. Jones, Director
Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

New Grant Learning Management System

A new Grant Learning Management System workshop was developed in 2020 by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) with support from the University of Illinois Springfield and Luma Brighter Learning.

The purpose of the workshop is to break down the grant process into simple steps in order to clearly articulate to participants what it means to be in compliance with the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) of 2014, 30 ILCS 708/1 et seq. By law, GATA requires the adoption of federal rules (the Uniform Guidance) in Illinois grant making. GATA was created to ensure a coordinated, transparent process for efficient oversight of grant recipient selection and monitoring. The process also promotes quality programs and limits fraud, waste, and abuse.

Participants will leave the experience seeing that GATA is a process that is approachable and doable. Specifically, participants will see that anyone can complete this process!

At the end of all modules, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the steps for applying for a grant.
  • Use step-by-step directions to complete the milestones for grant application success.
  • Access resources to help with compliance after the project award.
  • Use the appropriate procedures for grant close out.

At the end of all modules, participants will be able to answer:

  • What is the process for applying for a grant?
  • How do I complete each part of the process so that I build a successful grant?
  • What is the process after I submit a grant application?
  • How do I close out my current grant project?

Attached you will find a set of instructions with the information you will need to access this essential training.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your contract manager.