Preventing Sleep-Related Infant Deaths
CSFA Number: 482-00-1357
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Rebecca Barnett
(217) 782-1227
Rebecca.Barnett@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Health Promotion, will provide funding to Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc. (SIDS of Illinois, Inc.) to provide statewide education to communities and professionals on infant safe sleep and SIDS and other sleep-related death risk reduction strategies, as well as grief and bereavement services to families who have experienced an infant death.
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
Newborn Metabolic Screening
Objectives and Goals
- Provide portable cribs to a minimum of eight families in need of a safe sleeping environment for their infant. Collaborate with Illinois local health departments or other community providers in coordinating crib referrals.

- Upon notifications of Illinois infant deaths from IDPH or Illinois coroners, provide outreach support and grief and bereavement services to 100% of families who have experienced an infant death.

- Provide a minimum of one educational or outreach activity to increase awareness of infant safe sleep, SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths and promote risk reduction strategies to communities. Activities may include, but are not limited to, education to the public, child care providers, mom/baby groups, and other community-oriented organizations. At least one webinar must be completed for local departments during the grant period.
If printed educational materials are developed, the Department must provide prior approval and be given credit/acknowledgement for providing the funds to support development of these materials by including the following phrase on all materials developed. Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

- Provide a plan for follow-up to families who have experienced an infant death for 12 months following the loss. Distribute monthly mailings to first-year families who have experienced an infant death, including coping strategies for first-year events, such as holidays, birth date and death anniversaries.
Types of Assistance
Non-competitive
Uses and Restrictions
SIDS of Illinois, Inc. will provide statewide education to communities and professionals on infant safe sleep, SIDS and other sleep-related death risk reduction strategies, as well as grief and bereavement services to families who have experienced an infant death.

Unallowable or prohibited uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to the following:
• Political or religious purposes
• Contributions or donations
• Fundraising or legislative lobbying expenses
• Conference registration fees
• Payment of bad or non-program related debts, fines or penalties
• Contribution to a contingency fund or provision for unforeseen events
• Research
• Incentives, including but not limited to t-shirts, bags, backpacks, hats, pencils, rulers, coloring books, stress balls, band-aid holders, mugs and cookware.
• Entertainment, food, alcoholic beverages and gratuities
• Membership fees, interest or financial payments, or other fines or penalties
• Purchase or improvement of land or purchase, improvement or construction of a building
• Lease of facility space.
• Equipment in excess of 5 percent of the grant award.
• Expenditures that may create conflict of interest or the perception of impropriety
• Audit expenses
• Exhibit fees of any kind
• Subscription costs
• Association dues
• Expenses for credentialing (e.g., CHES certification)
• Airfare
• Out of state travel costs
Eligibility Requirements
The sole, eligible applicant is Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc.

The applicant may apply for a grant, however, will not be eligible for a grant award until pre-qualification has occurred through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal. http://www.grants.illinois

Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications must be submitted via the Illinois Department of Public Health's Electronic Grants Administration and Management System (EGrAMS).

Applications will be reviewed for content, work plan activities, budget proposals and required application supplemental material.
Assistance Consideration
Cost sharing is not required.
The applicant may voluntarily identify indirect costs as a programmatic match, or in-kind, in order to allocate the entire grant award for direct costs.
Post Assistance Requirements
The grantee is required to submit quarterly progress reports on their work plan objectives. Failure to submit required reports in a timely manner will result in delays with approval of reimbursements. The grantee will ensure semi-annual reports are submitted in the provided format as follows:
1st Quarter Report due by: 10/31/19
2nd Quarter Report due by: 1/31/20
3rd Quarter Report due by: 4/30/20
4th Quarter Report due by: 7/15/20
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $238,300
FY 2018 : $244,400
FY 2019 : $244,400
FY 2020 : $244,400
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsNANot Applicable04/18/2019 - 05/06/2019 : 5:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
03788601HSudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, Inc.07/01/201906/30/2020244,400