Questions and answers for NOFO FY18-October 31, 2018
1. Are subcontractors able to be used?
Yes, DRS will allow sub-grantees. Please see the applicable sections in the Uniform Grant Agreement noted below for further information. A draft of the Uniform Grant Agreement can be found here: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27896/documents/Contracts/FY19/DHS-UNIFORMGRANTAGREEMENTFY19-3-22-18.pdf
2.5. Compliance with Registration Requirements. Grantee and its sub-grantees shall: (i) be registered
with the Federal SAM; (ii) be in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, if applicable; and (iii) have a valid
DUNS number. It is Grantee's responsibility to remain current with these registrations and requirements. If
Grantee's status with regard to any of these requirements change, or the certifications made in and information
provided in the Uniform Grant Application changes, Grantee must notify the Grantor in accordance with ARTICLE
17.1. Sub-recipients/Delegation. Grantee may not subcontract nor sub-grant any portion of this
Agreement nor delegate any duties hereunder without Prior Approval of Grantor. The requirement for Prior
Approval is satisfied if the subcontractor or sub-grantee has been identified in the Uniform Grant Application, such
as, without limitation, a Project Description, and Grantor has approved.
17.2. Application of Terms. Grantee shall advise any sub-grantee of funds awarded through this
Agreement of the requirements imposed on them by Federal and State laws and regulations, and the provisions of
2. Does DHS/DRS have an estimate of the number of people aged 55 and over in all the counties of Illinois?
According to the 2008-2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates (www.census.gov/acs/www/), the 2016 prevalence rates of vision difficulty in Illinois, based on age ranges are:
75 and older 68,768
As reference, the total is 254,419 for all age ranges.
We do not have information by specific county.
3. What are the accessibility requirements for submission of a plan?
Applicants are required to submit a complete electronic version of their Uniform State Grant Application, Proposal Narrative, Uniform Budget and Narrative, and Attachments. All documents submitted must comply with the applicable requirements of the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act Standards as posted at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/iitaa. To be considered, proposals must meet all applicable requirements of the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act Standards. The accessibility requirements will be strictly enforced.
4. In the list of counties to be served by this funding opportunity is Edgar County.
This is one of the five counties which PACE serves, and we provide a monthly support group in the Edgar County seat of Paris, IL. We report this group quarterly in the list of support groups, and last FY when we needed to send you a list of consumers served--there were consumers with Edgar County cities listed as being served. Is the feeling that this county is underserved? I'm wondering why a county which receives services monthly is being included in this NOFO?
The provision of services may be duplicated in some counties due to the awarding of grants to the highest scoring proposals.
5. Were subcontractors required to participate in the Mandatory Technical Assistance Session?
No, only the primary grantee was required to participate.