We heard you: NOFO Deadline Extended

Dear IDHS Stakeholders,

As Secretary of IDHS, I'm committed to open communication, transparency, and public feedback. I'm also committed to balancing speed with careful, responsible program management.

Your feedback on the 2020 Census Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been so helpful. We heard you and are amending the NOFO in the following ways:

  • Extending the submission deadline to Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm CT.
  • Extending the question and answer period to Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm CT.
  • Allowing subrecipients to provide subawards to other entities (sub-subrecipients) as well as have subcontractors or consultants.

I highly encourage all eligible organizations to apply. We are excited to receive your applications!

Also, based on public feedback, a survey to connect potential Regional Intermediaries and potential subrecipients is online. Responses, including contact information, are visible on www.census.illinois.gov. PLEASE NOTE: Survey results are for informational purposes only. Completing the survey does not entitle any entity to grant funding.

Potential Regional Intermediary Survey

Potential Subrecipient Survey

IDHS staff have developed so many helpful resources to support everyone through the NOFO application process, including:

We look forward to working with you to ensure a complete count in Illinois.


Grace B. Hou