Volume X, Issue XIII - March 2017

From: Maria Bruni, Acting Director
Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse


On February 16, 2017, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (IDHS/DASA) submitted an application in response to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Funding Opportunity, State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants (Opioid-STR). This SAMHSA grant program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet need and reducing opioid related deaths, including those caused by prescription opioids as well as illicit drugs.

In response, the Illinois Opioid-STR grant application includes a request for funding that will support multiple forms of opioid use disorder (OUD) medication assisted treatment (MAT). We have proposed a budget of 3 million to support the expansion of outpatient methadone treatment which has the best potential to support an increased demand for services.

Based on information provided by SAMHSA, we expect to receive an Opioid-STR Notice of Award during May 2017. In anticipation of this notice, IDHS/DASA has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for currently OMT licensed and funded providers' services at: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=84259. Applications must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. on April 24, 2017.

Please submit the completed grant proposal electronically to DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.gov. Applications must be e-mailed.

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 the DASA Help Desk at: DHS.DASAHELP@ILLINOIS.GOV.