Minority AIDS Initiative AIDS Drug Assitance Program
CSFA Number: 482-00-1027
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Rosemarie Wheeler
(217) 558-5131
Short Description
A. Program Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health, Center for Minority Health Services is accepting applications for programs that are interested in participating in the Minority AIDS Initiative AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). The Minority AIDS Initiative ADAP is funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Program. The Project Goal is to provide outreach and education services designed to increase minority participation in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).- Organizations in all eight HIV Care Connect regions are encouraged to apply.

RWHAP Part B MAI in the Legislation: INTENT
The RWHAP legislation states that Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds awarded to RWHAP Part B recipients are “for grants used for supplemental support education and outreach services to increase the number of eligible racial and ethnic minorities who have access to treatment through AIDS Drugs Assistance Programs (ADAP)” (Sec. 2693 (b)(2)(B)).

Parameters of RWHAP Part B MAI
The parameters for the use of RWHAP Part B MAI outlined in the legislation are narrow—
It can only be used for education and outreach services for the speci?c purpose of increasing minority enrollment in ADAP, and only for the racial and ethnic minorities indicated in the legislation.

Recipients must design MAI funded services that meet the speci?c intent and parameters of the funding. (https://hab.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hab/About/RyanWhite/legislationtitlexxvi.pdf )


For the Minority AIDS Initiative ADAP program racial and ethnic minorities include “African Americans, Alaska Natives, Latinos, American Indians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Paci?c Islanders”.

Additionally, due to the diversity of Illinois residents and the funding intent, the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) must be applied to services rendered in accordance with this grant. The National CLAS standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and healthcare organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. More information on the National CLAS standards can be found
here: www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&;lvlid=53

This funding should aim to reduce health disparities and health inequities where they exist. Health equity exists when all people have the opportunity to thrive and no one is limited in achieving comprehensive health and wellness because of their social position or any other social factors/determinants of health such as income, education, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, and disability.

Due to current or past discrimination, maltreatment, or cultural traditions within certain populations barriers may exist that inhibit the delivery of grant funded services. Successful applicants will demonstrate and ensure that services will be and are provided in a manner that is equitable to underserved, socially disadvantaged, and ethnically diverse groups, regardless of sexual or gender identity, and that services provided are both culturally and linguistically appropriate. Grantee shall also ensure that any services provided by sub-grantees are similarly equitable and culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 231/2310-25

Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law)
Objectives and Goals
The Project Goal is to provide outreach and education services designed to increase minority participation in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The Minority AIDS Initiative ADAP is funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Program. The Project Goal is to provide outreach and education services designed to increase minority participation in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
Eligibility Requirements
Regardless of the source of funding (federal pass-through or State), all grantees are required to register with the State of Illinois through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) website, www.grants.illinois.gov, complete a prequalification process, and be determined "qualified" as described in Section 7000.70. Registration and prequalification is required before an organization can apply for an award.
The entity is "qualified" to be an awardee if it:
1) has an active DUNS number;
2) has an active SAM.gov account;
3) has an acceptable fiscal condition;
4) is in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, if the Illinois Secretary of State requires the entity's organization type to be registered. Governmental entities, school districts and select religious organizations are not required to be registered with the Illinois Secretary of State. Refer to the Illinois Secretary of State Business Services website: http://www. cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/home.html;
5) is not on the Illinois Stop Payment List;
6) is not on the SAM.gov Exclusion List;
7) is not on the Sanctioned Party List maintained by HFS
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Upon submission, applications will be reviewed for completeness and for consistency with program parameters. Applications will then be scored, and award amounts determined. Applications will be scored as follows:

• 30% Applicant effectively demonstrates history and past performance with providing health services to vulnerable populations and underserved communities while operating in manners that indicate awareness and appreciation of CLAS Standards, social and structural determinants of health and a focus on Health Equity for all.
• 10% Applicant effectively demonstrates abilities to work within community partnerships, service networks, and local collaborative efforts.
• 30% Applicant effectively demonstrates via a clearly defined Scope of Work and Work Plan the specific populations, communities, and/or areas of need and how the work of this grants serves those needs.
• 20% Applicant demonstrates prudent spending via the Application Budget to ensure grant expenditures are adequately and appropriately aligned with work of the grant and that projected grant costs demonstrate effective and efficient spending.
• 10% Applicant has presented an application that is completeness and accurate, including required attachment. If no corrections or additions are needed, the applicant/application will be scored and ranked in order from highest to lowest score. The number of grant awards and amount of each award is determined, in part, by the amount of available funds to distribute, the amount of funds requested. The amount awarded is subject to program funding availability.

Should awarded amounts differ from the amount requested within the approved application(s), applicants will be asked to adjust the original application Budget and corresponding Scope of Work and Work Plan and accept the adjusted award. Successful applicants may reject the adjusted award with no penalty.
Assistance Consideration
Cost Sharing and Matching are not required.
Post Assistance Requirements
Successful applicants will be required to submit Periodic Financial and Periodic Performance Reports on a quarterly basis by default. However, some applicants may be required to or opt to submit reports monthly. Specific reporting requirements will be detailed within the terms of each grant agreement.
Reports may include the demographic and geographic indicators of individuals receiving direct service(s) from the Grantee through activities funded under the MAI ADAP program. Direct service(s) refers to the act of providing service/assistance directly to individuals, targeted groups and communities that make up the beneficiary population. Direct service may entail face-to-face contact with clients, individually or in group settings. This report shall include, but not be limited to, the following metrics in the format provided to the Grantee by the State, if they are available:

a. Race
b. Ethnicity
c. Geographic area
d. Sex
e. Primary language
f. Sexual or gender identity
g. Disability, if any
h. Insurance status
i. Income level
j. Age

Report narratives and Work Plan results shall accompany these metrics and include details of the
program impacts upon or influences on social and structural determinants of health within individuals, targeted groups and communities that make up the beneficiary population.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $336,000
FY 2018 : $339,867
FY 2019 : $456,274
FY 2020 : $456,274
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details482-00-1027Not Applicable04/02/2018 - 05/02/2018 : 6:00pm
Details482-00-1027Not Applicable04/02/2018 - 05/09/2018 : 6:00PM
DetailsN/A$40000 - $8000007/12/2019 - 08/23/2019 : 6:00pm