State and Regional Substance Use Prevention Services
CSFA Number: 444-26-1553
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Contact
Shantel High
217.557.2707
shantel.high@illinois.gov
Short Description
Applicants must address one or more of the following overarching goals that service delivery will focus on in regions and through statewide initiatives in Illinois:

• Reduce alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use among 12-18 year olds.
• Reduce alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use among 18-25 year olds.
• Reduce the non-medical use of prescription drugs by youth and/or adults.
• Increase and/or maintain participation of public schools in the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS). NOTE: This goal applies to Applicants proposing to target 12-18 year olds.

SRSAPS targets various populations. The Applicant must select at least one target population from the populations listed below.

Target Populations:
1) Youth leaders in 6th-12th grades or 12-18 years of age
2) Municipalities
3) College students
4) High school student athletes
5) Youth (for education) in the 6th-12th grades
6) Prescribers of opioids
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 301 Short Title - Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act
Objectives and Goals
Goal 1: Reduce alcohol, marijuana and other drug use among 12-18 year olds in the suburban, rural, urban or other urban service area(s) in Illinois.

Goal 2: Reduce alcohol, marijuana and other drug use among 18 – 25 year olds in suburban, rural, urban and/or other urban areas in Illinois.

Goal 3: Reduce the non-medical use of prescription drugs by youth and/or adults in suburban, rural, urban and/or other urban service areas in Illinois.

Goal 4: Using the map as a baseline, increase and/or maintain IYS participation of public schools, at minimum, in the suburban, rural, urban or other urban communities and counties in Illinois to ensure that at least 70% of the students in each grade (8th, 10th, and 12th) in the public schools participate. Note: This goal applies to Applicants proposing to target 12-18 year olds.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
SRSAPS Applicants must deliver at least one of the following services:
1. Youth Leaders: Deliver services to develop and support youth leadership with youth in 6th-12th grades or 12-18 years of age aimed at addressing underage drinking, marijuana, and other drugs
• Recruit and engage schools and community-based providers to develop and administer youth leadership programs.
• Provide training and technical assistance consultations and include the number that will be conducted with youth (12-18 years of age or 6th-12th grades) and adults and the number of youth and adults that participate.
• Educate adults and youth leaders about the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS), the importance of quality data, and how it can be used for planning and tracking consumption and consequences.
• Provide resources to enhance and develop the knowledge and skills of the youth and adult leaders related to the delivery of evidence-based prevention programs, practices, and policies.
• Convene and maintain an advisory council to obtain feedback regarding the services provided and needed
• Develop and maintain a website with credible resources for youth leaders and adult leaders.
• Develop and use materials to promote the website and services of the grant.

2. Municipalities: Provide training, tools, and technical assistance to municipalities, law enforcement, and community coalitions and groups working to improve the alcohol environment through an Alcohol Policy Center
• Develop trainings for local officials about the basics of alcohol policy.
• Provide workshops to community groups on evidence-based alcohol policy strategies.
• Participate and present at statewide meetings and conferences targeting law enforcement officials, local officials, criminal justice representatives, and prevention coalitions.
• Provide tools, analysis, and case studies on alcohol topics relevant to Illinois.
• Provide technical assistance consultations provided to communities on achieving specific alcohol-related goals.
• Convene and maintain an advisory council to obtain feedback regarding the services provided and needed.
• Develop and maintain a website that contains information about Illinois’ alcohol environment and culture, as well as resources designed to help communities review policies that prevent and reduce alcohol misuse.
o This includes an inventory of municipal ordinances, suggestions on how to examine local policies to determine if they need to be strengthened, and ways to start a community discussion about alcohol issues.
• Develop and use materials to promote the website and services of the grant.

3. College Students: Provide training and technical assistance to institutions of higher education to engage in alcohol and other drug prevention and participate in the administration of the Core Survey
• Create a list of all higher education institutions (two and four-year institutions, public and private colleges and universities, and community colleges) and contacts that will need information regarding alcohol and other drugs (e.g., Deans, representatives that operate student health centers).
• Conduct an assessment with higher education institutions to identify the consumption and consequence issues.
• Identify and create a training plan to address issues identified
• Conduct technical assistance consultations to higher education institutions to address needs
• Conduct technical assistance consultations to address the needs
• Create and/or identify technical assistance resources to address the needs.
• Coordinate, promote, and recruit schools to participate in the administration of the Core Survey.
• Develop and maintain a website page to provide alcohol and other drug resources and information regarding the Core Survey.
• Develop and maintain a website with credible resources and website links Maintain an advisory council to obtain feedback regarding the services provided and needed.
• Develop and use materials to promote the website and services of the grant.

For more information regarding the Core Survey: http://core.siu.edu/surveys/index.php

4. High School Student Athletes: Provide substance use disorder prevention information and training to coaches, athletic directors, and parents of athlete about the impact of using alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs
• Identify and/or develop materials regarding the impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs use on athletic performance, overall health, and injuries.
• Promote the availability of the resources and materials.
• Determine the content that needs to be shared with coaches, athletic directors, and parents (e.g., dangers of substance use during training activities, impact on athletic performance, signs and symptoms).
• Educate adults and youth about the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS), the importance of quality data, and how it can be used for planning and tracking consumption and consequences.
• Provide information regarding effective school policies addressing extra-curricular activities and drug testing and how these resources were promoted
• Convene and maintain an advisory council to obtain feedback regarding the services provided and needed.
• Develop and maintain a website with available credible resources and promote this website link.
• Develop materials and use them to promote the website and services of the grant.

5. Youth in 6th-12th grades: Provide evidence and/or science-based educational prevention services to youth in grades 6-12 regarding alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs
• Provide educational presentations and/or training regarding alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs and skill development to 6th-12th graders and include the number of participants targeted.
• Provide educational materials and resources with adults and/or educators to reinforce the information share during the presentation(s) delivered.
• Maintain communication with adult leaders and/or educators about the latest resources to reinforce information taught during the presentation(s) and/or trainings.
• Educate adults, at minimum, about the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS), the importance of quality data, and how it can be used for planning and tracking consumption and consequences.

6. Prescribers of opioids: Educate prescribers (e.g., doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists) about effective prescribing practices, Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT), and referral resources
• Identify and develop a summary of the promising practices, best practices, and evidence-based practices including new studies related to effective prescribing practices and pain management. This may include identifying the practices conducted by Illinois providers, activities and/or policies adopted in other states, as well as identifying recommendations developed by credible national organizations and federal agencies or their technical assistance contractors for prescribers (e.g., doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists).
• Identify and create a repository of the available educational materials (e.g., prescribing practices and information regarding the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) and when these resources are used (e.g., during medical school or pre-service, in-service and/or through continuing education).
• Assess the existing practices and attitudes related to prescribing and related areas (e.g., use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, referral to substance use disorder treatment, Medication-Assisted Treatment, safe disposal) with at least one audience
• Assess the available educational resources (e.g., types of content covered and audiences) and determine and summarize the gaps, as well as identify the most effective ways to address the gaps.
• As needed, develop new materials and/or adapt existing educational materials/curriculum to enhance, expand, or address the identified gaps and for at least one audience(s) (e.g., doctors)
• Determine effective and innovative methods designed to educate prescribers (e.g., webinars, on-site training and discussion, presenting at meetings and conferences, mentoring, training of trainers, tele-technical assistance).
• Pilot and deliver prescriber education training assessing the content and method used to educate prescribers with at least one audience (e.g. doctors).
• Assess the existing practices and attitudes related to prescribing and related areas (e.g., use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, referral to substance use disorder treatment, Medication-Assisted Treatment, safe disposal). Conduct the survey with at least one audience.
• Develop an outreach plan for recruiting schools (e.g., medical, dental, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy) and professionals to participate in the training offerings made available.
• Convene and maintain an advisory council of stakeholders to obtain feedback regarding services provided and needed
• Develop and maintain a website to serve as a central repository for posting resources and important information related to prescribing practices and pain management.
• Develop and use materials to promote the website and the services of the grant.
Eligibility Requirements
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is seeking applications from community-based public and private not-for-profit organizations and governmental units to provide substance use disorder prevention services in a region(s) of more than 1,000,000 total residents or statewide.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Public Housing Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Review teams comprised of three individuals serving in IDHS will be assigned to review Applications. Applications will first be reviewed and scored individually. Scores will be sent to the application Review Coordinator to be compiled and averaged to produce the final application score.

Proposal Scoring: Application Narratives will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Executive Summary Not scored
Capacity – Agency Qualifications 20 points
Designated Service Area 10 points
Needs Statement 20 points
Description of Program Services 40 points
Agency Evaluation and Reporting 10 points
Budget and Budget Narrative Not scored

TOTAL 100 POINTS

The application criteria to be reviewed and scored are found under each category in this announcement in Section F. Content and Form of Application Submission.

NOTE REGARDING LOCAL OFFICE COORDINATION: Up to an additional 5 points will be awarded to agencies whose Applications include plans to coordinate with the local DHS Family and Community Resource Center(s) to advertise job vacancies and hire TANF and SNAP clients.

2. Review and Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by a panel established by staff from IDHS. Panel members will read and evaluate Applications independently using guidelines furnished by IDHS. Scoring will be on a 100-point scale and up to an additional 5 points for plans to coordinate with local DHS Family and Community Resource Center(s) to advertise job vacancies and hire TANF and SNAP clients. Scoring will not be the sole award criterion.

a) Pre-application Coordination.
Applicant agencies are not eligible for a grant award until they have pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov. During pre-qualification, Dun and Bradstreet verifications are performed including a check of Debarred and Suspended status and good standing with the Secretary of State. The pre-qualification process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment utilizing an Internal Controls Questionnaire and a programmatic risk assessment. If applicable, the agency will be notified that it is ineligible for award as a result of the Dun and Bradstreet verification. The entity will be informed of corrective action needed to become eligible for a grant award.

b) The Application Procedure.
An Application must be submitted in the format required by the Department and in the manner dictated by the Department. Refer to NOFO for detailed information.

c) Award Procedure.
1) An award shall be made pursuant to a written determination based on the evaluation criteria set forth in the grant application. A Notice of State Award (NOSA) will be issued to enable the applicant to make an informed decision to accept the grant award. The NOSA shall include:
a. The terms and condition of the award.
b. Specific conditions assigned to the grantee based on the fiscal and administrative and programmatic risk assessments.
3) Upon acceptance of the grant award, announcement of the grant award shall be published by the awarding agency to Grants.Illinois.gov.
4) A written Notice of Denial shall be sent to the applicants not receiving awards.

d) Appeals.
Refer to DHS Merit Based Review Policy - Appeals Process
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $3,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
43CYZ03556-43CYZ03556Prevention First, Inc.07/01/201906/30/2020328,000
43CYZ03560-43CYZ03560THE CITY OF CHICAGO, MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WIT07/01/201906/30/2020230,625
43CYZ03555-43CYZ03555OPERATION SNOWBALL, INC.07/01/201906/30/2020205,000
43CYZ03551-43CYZ03551ILLINOIS ALCOHOLISM & DRUG DEPENDENCE ASSOCIATION07/01/201906/30/2020205,000
43CYZ03550-43CYZ03550Eastern Illinois University, Board of Trustees07/01/201906/30/2020184,500