Volume X, Issue XVI - April 2017

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


The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (IDHS/DASA) has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), 18-444-26-0730-02, for $225,000 targeted for organizations with the interest and capability to assist IDHS/DASA and agencies that provide gambling disorder services. The notice is posted at the following link: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=95184.

To be considered for funding, all applicants are required to provide the requested information as outlined in the NOFO and submit the application on or before 12:00 p.m. on May 24, 2017. The completed grant application must be submitted electronically to DHS.GrantApp@illinois.gov.

Those eligible to apply for this competitive funding must:

  • Be in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State;
  • Have knowledge and/or experience in the provision of technical assistance services;
  • Agree to participate in technical assistance with IDHS/DASA given to providers of gambling disorder services;
  • Oversee the training and collaboration among service providers and participate in DASA trainings and site visits; and
  • Provide all the required information as listed in the NOFO.

In addition, applicants must pre-qualify through the Grants Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) at the Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov. During pre-qualification, Dun and Bradstreet verifications are performed and include a check for Debarred and Suspended status and standing with the Secretary of State. The process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment utilizing an Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ). Applicants will be notified if ineligible for an award as a result of the Dun and Bradstreet verification and the corrective action necessary to become eligible.

For further clarification, please contact Joe Tracy at Joseph.Tracy@illinois.gov or the DASA Help Desk at DHS.DASAHELP@ILLINOIS.GOV.