December 15, 2021 DDD Communication

Dear Stakeholders,

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is issuing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) with the intent to expand provider agency capacity specific to increasing access and support for individuals with I/DD to explore and obtain Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE).

The Competitive Integrated Employment Capacity (CIEC) Grant will provide funding, contingent on achievement of key performance indicators, for up to 12 provider agencies in fiscal years 2022, 2023 and 2024. The grant will cover areas such as personnel, training/certification, marketing, outreach and other enhancements to programs which focus on CIE outcomes. The Division of Developmental Disabilities intends to fund both agencies with existing CIE programs that are either not currently funded as Division of Rehabilitation Services Community Rehabilitation Providers or have contracts less than $100,001 as well as agencies seeking to initiate such programs. The Divisions of Developmental Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services will provide training and technical assistance. Funded provider agencies will be required to participate in a Community of Practice (CoP) specific to the grant. The grant is intended to have statewide representation. You can access the full NOFO Competitive Integrated Employment Capacity (CIEC) Grant:

Thank you!

Allison V. Stark

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities

Illinois Department of Human Services

600 East Ash-Building 400, Springfield, IL 62703

Tel: (217) 782 -6803

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