Title XX DFI Crisis Nurseries
CSFA Number: 444-80-1220
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Laticia Wheatley
Short Description
Crisis Nurseries
Provides 24 hour crisis care and post crisis care in licensed facilities to at-risk families who have children less than seven years of age. The contract deliverables, service activities, cost and outcomes are stipulated in the Program Plan. Crisis Nursery services provide a safe haven for families by providing respite and short-term crisis care. Crisis Nurseries are licensed facilities open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services include immediate crisis child care and respite care; keeping young children safe during critical times of parental stress, illness, homelessness and emergencies; parent support and parent education groups to enhance self-esteem, parent-child interaction, child management and discipline; community resources of in-kind goods such as diapers, formula, and clothing; individual crisis counseling, home visiting, referrals, advocacy and follow-up services assessment, education, modeling and follow-up in child development curriculums, positively impacting the child and enhancing the parent's child rearing capabilities.

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 Services Act P.L. 97-24
Fund Authorization 30 ILCS 105/5.74;305 ILCS 5/12-10.1
Objectives and Goals
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $631,672
FY 2018 : $631,672
FY 2019 : $721,180
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYJ00136-FCSYJ00136CRITTENTON CENTERS07/01/201906/30/2020188,540
FCSYJ00135-FCSYJ00135CRISIS NURSERY07/01/201906/30/2020112,081
FCSYJ00137-FCSYJ00137MARINDA T OBEIRNE CRISIS07/01/201906/30/202072,201
FCSYJ00138-FCSYJ00138MARYVILLE ACADEMY07/01/201906/30/202039,960