Volume XI, Issue XV - October 2017


The Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (IDHS/DASA) has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), 18-444-26-0724-02, for $600,000 to $800,000 targeted for organizations with the interest and capability to assist IDHS/DASA and agencies that provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services to Morgan and surrounding counties. The notice is posted at the following link: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=98384.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), referred to as SUD Treatment Services, is to fund and implement these services for individuals and their families who are currently in need of SUD intervention and treatment. The projected service area is Morgan County and other surrounding or adjacent counties with limited or no other SUD treatment services.

To be considered for funding, all applicants are required to provide the requested information as outlined in the NOFO and submit the application on or before 12:00 p.m. on November 20, 2017. The completed grant application must be submitted electronically to DHS.GrantApp@illinois.gov.

Those eligible to apply for this competitive funding must:

  • Be able to provide a community-based recovery oriented system of continued care, through actual service or linkage agreements, with particular emphasis on withdrawal management in a residential setting, using medication assisted treatment for opioid users;
  • Hold treatment licenses and or Medicaid certification, from IDHS/DASA and deliver all services in accordance with the following authorizing statutes and regulations: 20 ILCS 301/Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act, 77 Ill. Adm. Code, Parts 2060 and 2090; and
  • Provide all the required information as listed in the NOFO.

In addition, applicants must pre-qualify through the Grants Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) at the Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov. During pre-qualification, Dun and Bradstreet verifications are performed and include a check for Debarred and Suspended status and standing with the Illinois Secretary of State. The process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment utilizing an Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ). Applicants will be notified if ineligible for an award as a result of the Dun and Bradstreet verification and the corrective action necessary to become eligible.

For further clarification, please contact Joe Tracy at Joseph.Tracy@illinois.gov or the DASA Help Desk at DoIT.DASAHELP@ILLINOIS.GOV.