Title XX DFI Ex Offender Program
CSFA Number: 444-80-1214
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Laticia Wheatley
2175572948
laticia.wheatley@illinois.gov
Short Description
Social Adjustment and Rehabilitation Services are provided to ex-offenders and individuals involved with the justice system. These services may include acquiring academic or vocational skills to enable individuals to obtain, retain or advance in employment and overcome barriers to employability. Also services are provided which include comprehensive activities designed to improve personal and social functioning of youths and their families. These activities aim to prevent future contact with the juvenile justice system. In addition, counseling services are provided to promote direct interaction between service providers and people who need help coping with personal problems and improving social functioning.

Employability Development
Arrange or provide for assistance in acquiring academic or vocational skills to enable individuals to obtain, retain, or improve employment and overcome barriers to employability. Services are provided to adults aimed at producing self-sufficiency or maximizing independence. These services include assistance in acquiring academic or vocational skills to enable individuals to obtain, retain or advance in employment and overcome barriers to employability, vocational testing and evaluation, vocational guidance and training, referrals to employment directed resources, occupational and rehabilitative training activities and post placement monitoring of an individual's situation.

Performance Measures
Measures data includes:
1. # of children, seniors and other adults provided Title XX services.
2. # of Title XX service activities delivered.

Program Compliance:
Matching funds and expenditures are reported monthly via IL444-4131 - Donated Funds Initiative - Request for Reimbursement or C-13 Invoice Voucher. Measurements to support contract compliance:

1. Amount of the 25% local matching dollars reported.
2. Amount of allowable line item expenditures reported.
3. Number of timely and correct reports submitted monthly for reimbursement, quarterly for service provision and annually for service planning and final reporting.
4. Number of contractors submitting a budget with administrative cost less than 20%.
5. Number of contractors agreeing to an on-site compliance monitoring review.

Federal Reporting:
Two reports are submitted by DHS annually for federal reporting. A Pre expenditure report also known as the State’s Intended Use Plan and Post Expenditure report which is used to compare projected services to actual for each service category.

Measurements to support federal reporting via Pre and Post Expenditure Reports prepared by the DHS Bureau of Basic Supports-Title XX:

1. Same as above- # of children, seniors, and other adults served.
2. Same as above- amount of allowable expenditures.

Performance Standards:
Social Services are delivered that are directed to achieving or maintaining economic self-support, self-sufficiency, preventing or remedying neglect, abuse, inappropriate institutional care, or securing appropriate care.

1. At least 70 % of the projected number of persons to receive services.
2. At least 70 % achievement of the projected service activities.
3. No more than 10% variance of expenditures to budget line item.
4. 100% of the required local matching dollars will be applied to the program.
5. 100% of the line item expenditures will be allowable.
6. 80% timely and correct reports submitted monthly for reimbursement, quarterly for service provision and annually for service planning and final reporting.
7. 100% expected to comply with a compliance monitoring review.
8. 100% shall have no more than 20% administration cost.

Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Income Security and Social Services
Enabling Legislation
Social Services Block Grant Title XX of the Social Security Act P.L. 97-35
Fund Authorization 30 ILCS 105/5.74;305 ILCS 5/12-10.1
Objectives and Goals
N/A
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
N/A
Eligibility Requirements
N/A
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
N/A
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
N/A
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $2,217,940
FY 2018 : $2,217,940
FY 2019 : $2,532,222
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYJ00234-FCSYJ00234SAFER FOUNDATION07/01/201906/30/2020565,492
FCSYJ00231-FCSYJ00231CHICAGO CITY OF07/01/201906/30/2020508,739
FCSYJ00230-FCSYJ00230ST LEONARDS MINISTRIES07/01/201906/30/2020432,971
FCSYJ00232-FCSYJ00232GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO, INC07/01/201906/30/2020391,913
FCSYJ00229-FCSYJ00229CHICAGO CITY OF07/01/201906/30/2020210,954