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Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) encourages organizations, who have not already done so, to complete the Survey of Potential Subrecipients (found at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?module=17&item=118698&surveyid=1496 to indicate the organization's interest to serve as a subrecipient. The current list of potential subrecipients can be found at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=118743.
Organizations can also directly contact Regional Intermediaries (RIs) to express their interest in serving as a subrecipient. All RIs and their contact information can be found at: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=1193306. IDHS is encouraging all RIs to contact those organizations who completed the online survey to serve as either a potential subrecipient https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=118743) or as a potential RI (https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=118742) as the selected RIs are mapping their regional efforts.
Please note: Every organization that receives state funding (whether the RI or subrecipient) must be GATA compliant. Please review the Pre-application Eligibility Requirements website for step-by-step guidance on how to become pre-qualified: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=118213
The 2020 Census Grant Program will support statewide coordinated outreach efforts through RIs to reach Illinois residents who are at risk of being undercounted. This program seeks to ensure that identified geographic areas and demographic populations who are least likely to respond, will participate in the 2020 Census.
The RI will design and implement a region-wide outreach program which utilizes subrecipients and builds upon existing census efforts. RIs will implement a plan which includes the following components:
RIs are responsible for establishing and managing clear administrative, fiscal, and program reporting requirements for subrecipients in partnership with IDHS. These will include reporting on a monthly basis. Monthly reports are expected to include at least an accounting of all program spending, progress toward outreach benchmarks, staffing and management plans.
Subrecipients may provide, if appropriate or needed, subawards to other entities (sub-subrecipients) as well as have subcontractors or consultants. Generally, a subrecipient is outward-facing, working with targeted hard-to-count populations, while a subcontractor provides inward-facing goods or services available to many different purchasers for the RI, subrecipient, or sub-subrecipient.
DHS will work with RIs to share information and encourage the best program models that reach the hardest to count populations.
To aid in determining whether a subaward or contract or is the correct method, grantees may use the Checklist for Contractor/Subrecipient Determinations, which was developed by the Association of Government Accountants (and is available here https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Documents/Resource%20Library/subcontractor_checklist_v6_FINAL_08-19-15_fillable.pdf and the Census Office must approve all subrecipients.
Flow of administrative, fiscal, and program accountability:
IDHS will work with all RIs to develop and execute their workplans, including a coordinated communications/branding campaign. Potential subrecipients are encouraged to complete the online survey, which will be used to inform the scope of work and create workplans with RIs.
See answers to #1 and #4, above. Potential subrecipient contact information is posted at www.census.illinois.gov. All potential subrecipients are encouraged to complete the online survey.
Meeting dates can be adjusted at the request of Census Advisory Panel members. The Advisory Panel has a monthly meeting schedule published at www.census.illinois.gov.
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