Ryan White Part B Lead Agents
CSFA Number: 482-00-1032
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Luke Giacomini
Short Description
The Ryan White Part B Lead Agent Grants are awarded to HIV Care Connect regional offices to provide HIV medical and support services to low-income, uninsured, or underinsured people in Illinois living with HIV disease. People living with HIV/AIDS are disproportionately minority, low-income, and suffer from co-morbidities such as mental illness and substance abuse and this grant will help the Agency meet its goal of addressing health disparities in Illinois and ensuring equitable access to services for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Ryan White Care Act
Objectives and Goals
The Ryan White Part B Lead Agents Grant consist of four major areas of work.

Ryan White Part B Lead Agents
Ryan White Lead Agents shall ensure the provision of necessary medical and support services to people in Illinois living with HIV/AIDS, increase the numbers of minority and disproportionately infected individuals in medical care, and improve collaborations and community engagement at the local level; as well as ensure the provision of necessary housing, Ryan White Part B core, support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Illinois.

These efforts shall reduce HIV risk, increase access to HIV care, address unmet needs, reduce the number of people out of care, promote geographic parity in access to HIV services, and ensure People living with HIV remain in primary medical care and adhere to treatments.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Funds are provided to IDPH through a federal grant specifically for the provisions of providing Housing, supportive services to Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). HOPWA funds are utilized to ensure stable housing that prevent homelessness for PLWHA community.

Community Re-entry Project
Community Re-entry Project (CRP) is a coordinated multi-stakeholder re-entry project that includes providers of public health, corrections, medical and behavioral health, and human services; as well as an array of other stakeholders invested in the health and well-being of re-entry populations, their families, and communities. The CRP has developed and refined a model re-entry program for people living with HIV and those at highest risk for HIV. CRP’s success is based on its ability to identify and address the health, social and criminogenic needs of clients through highly trained Corrections Case Managers (CCMs) who provide services through a coordinated, region-wide case management system. CRP provides or leverages a host of other services through the partner organizations which include outreach, health education; family reunification; substance abuse treatment; ID procurement; primary medical care; and training and technical assistance.

Enhanced Perinatal Case Management
Enhanced Perinatal Case Management shall be provided to HIV positive women with statewide coverage coordinating with local health departments, visiting nursing agencies, home health agencies, Health Care and Family Services Intensive Case Management program, and any other program providing home-based or case-management services to HIV positive pregnant women. The purpose of the Enhanced Perinatal Case Management Services is to reduce the risk of mother to child HIV transmission in Illinois by supporting linkage to care and medication adherence for vulnerable HIV positive pregnant women and their infants from pregnancy through six months postpartum.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The funds from this Grant shall be used only for providing support to the Ryan White Part B Lead Agents Grant and should be restricted to the approved budget in the grant application. Changes and amendments to the use of funds must be approved through a written communication from the IDPH HIV Section.
Eligibility Requirements
Facilities Headquarters must reside in county of Regional Lead Agent grant applying for. One grantee per region shall be awarded.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Successful applicants shall demonstrate ability to execute the grant project according to project requirements, including appropriate targeted audiences and expected outcomes.

Successful applicants shall include a work plan that is inclusive of all aspects of their Scope of Work and project requirements while specifying SMART objectives.

Successful applicants shall include a RWPB Lead Agent Work Plan Attachment.

Successful applicants shall include a RWPB Lead Agent Detail Budget Attachment in which costs are allocable, reasonable, and appropriate.

Successful applicants shall provide a grant project budget in EGrAMS in which costs are allocable, reasonable, and appropriate. Details and associated narratives for all grant costs are required to be included within the grant application budget framework.

Applications will be reviewed by reviewer team/s, there shall be at least three individuals per team and shall include at least one reviewer from outside the IDPH HIV Section. The number of teams shall depend on the number of applicants for review not to exceed three application reviews per team.
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
See Notice of Funding Opportunity
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
See Notice of Funding Opportunity
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $4,654,415
FY 2019 : $16,843,213
FY 2020 : $16,843,213
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details482-00-1032Not Applicable12/14/2016 - 01/17/2017 : 5:00
DetailsNA$993727 - $666659212/11/2019 - 01/27/2020 : 5:00pm