A: The Program Narrative is not considered an attachment but part of the application. The Program Narrative is scored in the Merit Based Review for the first 10 pages. If the Program Narrative exceeds 10 pages, it will not be reviewed or scored. Any other attachments you wish to send or that are required must be attached in separate documents. These are not scored.
A: The number provided is the number of calls that Vibrant attributes to Illinois callers based on their protocols.
A: The indicators have to be written in that way in order for the system into which they are reported to calculate percentages. This NOFO is for an entity that will cover all areas of Illinois currently needing coverage.
A: Yes, the budget template can be found on the GATA website under "B, Budget", "Uniform Budget Template for FY20"
A: Coverage needs are determined by Vibrant, operator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and should be obtained through direct consultation with that entity.
A: Information we have received from Vibrant is available on our 988 planning page.
A: Vibrant will continue to be the operator of the NSPL. All Lifeline Call Centers will be required to work with Vibrant on the 988 conversion to ensure their interoperability.
A: The $9.2M in the NOFO is for FY22 which will include operations, start up, and training. The funding plan is current $9.2M annually for operations going forward.
A: The grantee will be required to negotiate a contract with the Lifeline, pursue accreditation, set up their center consistent with the Vibrant requirements, hire staff, and begin taking calls no later than 7/1/22. Because there is a need to increase answer rates in Illinois in advance of the 7/1/22 deadline, capacity to meet an earlier deadline will be preferred.
A: The indirect cost rate is included in the $9.2 million.
A: If that one position is exactly the same position, with exactly the same salary for each employee listed under that title, with the same percentage of time dedicated to the grant, then the provider could put in parentheses the number of employees with that title in the job description on the budget line item. The Provider would still need a detailed budget narrative, describing the methodology used in the budget line, tying the job title to the scope and services of the grant, and listing by name any employees that are already on the payroll.
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