Special Olympics and Special Children's Charities Fund - Program 450-021
CSFA Number: 444-24-1569
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Elizabeth Solomon
Short Description
To provide grants for statewide athletic competitions for individuals people with intellectual disabilities.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 1710/1710-100; 30 ILCS 105/5.361
Objectives and Goals
Provide support for statewide year-round training, competitions and programs for future Special Olympics athletes for the people with intellectual disabilities. These programs will also support Chicago-wide trainings for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
Pre-award costs are not reimbursable.

To be reimbursable under the DHS Uniform Grant Agreement, expenditures must meet the following general criteria:
Be necessary and reasonable for proper and efficient administration of the program and not be a general expense required to carry out the overall responsibilities of the Applicant.
Be authorized or not prohibited under federal, state, or local laws or regulations.
Conform to any limitations or exclusions set forth in the applicable rules, program description or grant award document.
Be accorded consistent treatment through application of generally accepted accounting principles appropriate to the circumstances.
Not be allocable to or included as a cost of any other state or federally financed program in either the current or a prior period.
Be specifically identified with the provision of a direct service or program activity.
Be an actual expenditure of funds in support of program activities.

Unallowable expenditures for this award are identified in 2 CFR 200.
Eligibility Requirements
An entity may apply for a grant but DHS/DDD cannot execute the grant agreement until the entity has pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Provider 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. If applicable, the entity 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.

Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or federal or state awarding agency that is exempt from requirements under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the federal or state awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is also required to:

- provide a valid DUNS number in its application http://www.dnb.com/duns-number.html
- be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting the application. If needed, the link for SAM registration is: https://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1; and
- continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times in which the applicant has an active Federal, Federal pass-through or State award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal or State awarding agency.

A Federal pass-through or State award cannot be made until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements. If an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the State awarding agency is ready to make a Federal pass-through or State award, the State awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal pass-through or State award to another applicant.

Failure to meet any of the criteria for eligibility by the time of the application deadline will result in the State awarding agency returning the application without review or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude the State awarding agency from making a State award.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applicants are required to submit a complete electronic version of their Uniform Grant Agreement, Proposal Narrative, Application, Budget, and Attachments.
Assistance Consideration
Statutory formulas are not applicable for these programs.

Applicant Requirements - None

Post Assistance Requirements
Completion of all Deliverables detailed in Exhibit B shall be reported through Units of service per individual reporting via the Reporting of Community Services (ROCS) database on a monthly basis. Inquiries about the ROCS database can be submitted to DHS.ROCS@illinois.gov

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

There is a 3-year records retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been completed or findings resolved.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
20 ILCS 1710/1710-100; 30 ILCS 105/5.361
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
44CYA03250-44CYA03250SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS07/01/201906/30/2020750,000
44CYA03251-44CYA03251SPECIAL CHILDREN'S CHARITIES07/01/201906/30/2020250,000