Immunization Coverage Levels
CSFA Number: 482-00-1024
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Luke Giacomini
Short Description
The purpose of the Illinois Department of Public Health Coverage Level Program is to promote vaccination requirements of individuals between the ages of 0-18, build partnerships with community based organizations and health entities, and utilize social media marketing to increase adolescent coverage levels.

A maximum of four (4) Grantees will promote pediatric vaccines and seasonal influenza vaccination efforts through media campaigns, collaboration with stakeholder groups, webinars and training.

Grantees will also continue to promote routine enrollment in I-CARE and VFC for all providers serving pediatric populations.

Grantees will provide programming to increase awareness of the benefits of vaccines among primary care and pediatric physicians and other health care professionals.

Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Funding for the program is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and allocated through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC then partners with each state to provide funding for improving vaccine coverage in Illinois.
Objectives and Goals
Grantees will increase immunization coverage levels, including season influenza as well as additional vaccines, by focusing volunteers and staff to address the need for pediatric and adolescent vaccination levels throughout IL. The Objectives set for this grantee are as follows: 1. During the project period, the Grantee will participate in quarterly conference calls with designated Immunization Section staff to provide updates on agreement activities, deliverables, progress and challenges and to obtain feedback on required Department approved deliverables. 2. By June 30, 2018, the Grantee will coordinate existing community level immunization coalitions outside of Chicago and in Champaign, Carterville, East St. Louis areas that recruit and maintain membership of staff from local health departments, community health and social service providers and other immunization-related stakeholders. The Grantee will ensure community level immunization coalitions establish a designated chair-person to sustain coalition and continue activities. The community level immunization coalitions will meet at least four times to conduct Department approved activities that increase public awareness of the safety of childhood, adolescent, adult and influenza vaccinations and their effectiveness in preventing disease. The Grantee’s coalition activities will be inclusive of increasing the vaccination coverage levels among the provider’s patient population for all recommended childhood, adolescent, adult and influenza vaccinations; increasing provider awareness of risk-benefit counseling to address parental and influenza vaccine hesitancy while supporting CDC child, adolescent and adult vaccination recommendations; and increasing provider awareness of the value of monitoring practiced-based immunization coverage levels and utilizing provider-generated remind/recall systems to improve immunization coverage levels. 3. By June 30, 2018, the Grantee will revise the Department approved immunization toolkit to include content to support ten (10) customizable training options targeted to identify and target community health providers, social service providers, parents, community members, and other immunization stakeholders. Monthly progress report will describe number of times the toolkit was downloaded and the disseminated number by type of health care specialty. 4. By June 30, 2018, the Grantee will conduct at least ten (10), Department approved trainings in locations outside of Chicago. The trainings will address at a minimum, monitoring coverage levels, the importance of using a reminder recall system such as the one in I-CARE system, parent and community engagement, and how to identify and respond to barriers to vaccinations. Monthly progress reports that will include venue location, number of attendees and their healthcare specialty. 5. By June 30, 2018, the Grantee will develop and implement a social and print media campaign that uses at least eight diverse immunization consumer scenarios and emphasize the importance of immunizations. The Grantee will submit monthly progress reports that should include social media impressions, clicks, click through rate and date range, number of printed materials and number distributed to parents or health care providers by specialty. 6. By June 30, 2018, the Grantee will develop and publish at least seven Department approved immunization-related news updates and publish in Department approved community targeted publications. The Grantee will submit monthly progress reports that should include number of printed materials and number distributed to parents or health care providers by specialty. 7. By June 30, 2018, the Grantee will create a positive media environment on the association’s website to promote vaccination education to parents through a variety of media sources and provide education and registry resources to health care providers to support timely immunizations. The funded materials or webinars will remain of the Grantees website for a year. The Grantee will submit monthly progress reports that should include social media impressions, clicks, click through rate and date range. 8. By June the Grantee will develop and deploy a Department approved webinar targeted to school and community partners on HPV and cancer linkage education and improving HPV immunization rates. Monthly progress reports will describe action toward completion.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
To increase the coverage levels patients who receive vaccines.
Eligibility Requirements
There are only four legally recognized organizational entities eligible to apply for this grant as part of a 5 year grant/project term with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this is the final year of the 5 year term that identified the specific grantees.

Only organizations based in Illinois are eligible for funding.

Applications from individual persons will not be considered.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Monthly Reimbursements and progress Reports are required, and must be received by the IDPH no later than 5pm of the 20th of the month following.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $485,097
FY 2019 : $396,082
FY 2020 : $250,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details482-00-1024$50000 - $39608204/26/2019 - 05/10/2019 : 5:00PM
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
05180001HHoward Brown Health Center11/01/201906/30/2022262,499
95180043GIllinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics05/01/201904/30/2020115,000
95180044GKane County Health Department05/24/201904/30/2020115,000
95180042GEverThrive Illinois05/01/201904/30/202091,082
05180052HIllinois Public Health Association07/01/201906/30/202090,000