Reimagine Youth Development & Intervention Services Technical Assistance Session/Questions & Answers/Appendices

Reimagine Youth Development & Intervention Services

Technical Assistance Session:

This technical assistance session will provide participants with an overview of the 23-444-80-3007-01 Reimagine Youth Development & Intervention Services Notice of Funding Opportunity and information on how providers can apply for FY23.

  • Register in advance for this meeting: Registration Link
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022  10:00AM
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

Reimagine Youth Development & Intervention Services Appendices: 

Reimagine Youth Development & Intervention Services Questions and Answers: 

September 12, 2022: 

  1. Question: Is a Notice of Intent required for this NOFO? 
    Answer:
    No, a Notice of Intent is not needed for this NOFO. 
  2. Question: Is this a different opportunity from what are already funded for 444-80-2775? 
    Answer:
    Yes, it is. Please note the different NOFO ID# and different program requirements. 

September 28, 2022:

  1. Question: We provide services to Chicago Heights, South Chicago Heights, and Steger, IL.; they are Suburbs of Chicago. Would these communities qualify if proven the need? 
    Answer:
    This NOFO is only for communities within the City of Chicago. Refer to the NOFO for eligible service areas.
    DHS previously released NOFO # 23-444-80-3005-01 for communities outside of Chicago. Unfortunately, this NOFO has recently ended. We can add you to our email list so you receive future notices for all RPSA Violence Prevention related NOFOs. Please email DHS.ViolencePreventionServices@illinois.gov.
  2. Question: We received APRA funding for Gun Violence Prevention programming through Cook County. Are we eligible to apply for additional APRA funding for similar programming? 
    Answer:
    YES, provided you meet all other eligibility criteria.
  3. Question: Is there a minimum number of participants to serve? 
    Answer:
    The NOFO did not include a requirement. Applicants should propose and justify based on community need and agency capacity.
  4. Question: Can funds be used to assist participants with attaining a GED or HS diploma and the associated costs for tutors, online classes, books, etc? 
    Answer:
    Yes, applicants can propose educational classes, teachers and required supplies.
  5. Question: Can funds be used for participant stipends while attending training and classes? 
    Answer:
    No. Stipends are considered wages. HOWEVER, participants may receive incentives for training completion; to do so, applicants must include an incentive policy per the guidance in the NOFO.
  6. Question: Can we apply for more than one service area for this NOFO request? If we apply for more than one service area, do we have to submit two separate applications? 
    Answer:
    Applicants may apply for more than one RPSA eligible service area and MUST submit separate applications specific to each area.