Adolescent Health Program
CSFA Number: 482-00-1598
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Kelly Vrablic
312-814-1512
kelly.vrablic@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health and Family Services (OWHFS) receives federal Title V funding each year to improve maternal, child, and infant health outcomes across the state. Funded activities align with the state’s action plan and selected priority needs. The purpose of the Illinois Adolescent Health Program is to empower adolescents to adopt healthy behaviors and improve the overall health of adolescents by increasing the rate of adolescent well-care visits, the State’s Title V National Performance Measure for adolescents. A well-care visit is a comprehensive visit, occurring at least once a year, in which physical, emotional and social development is assessed. The Adolescent Health Program was designed to provide opportunities to enhance current adolescent well-care services and ensure that health care is provided in a clinic that meets the needs of adolescents. Applicants will serve adolescents, age 11-21, outside of the city of Chicago. The project must align with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Title V
Objectives and Goals
The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health and Family Services (OWHFS) receives federal Title V funding each year to improve maternal, child, and infant health outcomes across the state. Funded activities align with the state’s action plan and selected priority needs. The purpose of the Illinois Adolescent Health Program is to empower adolescents to adopt healthy behaviors and improve the overall health of adolescents by increasing the rate of adolescent well-care visits, the State’s Title V National Performance Measure for adolescents. A well-care visit is a comprehensive visit, occurring at least once a year, in which physical, emotional and social development is assessed. The Adolescent Health Program was designed to provide opportunities to enhance current adolescent well-care services and ensure that health care is provided in a clinic that meets the needs of adolescents. Applicants will serve adolescents, age 11-21, outside of the city of Chicago. The project must align with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines.
The application should include:
1. A detailed Grant Project Proposal (Scope of Work) that demonstrates the need for the continuation of this program within the community(ies) the organization serves. The proposal will describe what the organization requires to continue the current work as well as build in additional activities that will enhance the work initiated during the FY 19 grant project.
2. A developed plan that outlines sustainability and the leveraging of missed opportunities in order to increase well-care visits.
3. Demonstration of developing or continuing partnerships with key stakeholders such as other Title V agencies, Local Health Departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations to improve adolescent health and well-being
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
10% Administrative Cost

Title V legislation specifically prohibits indirect costs.

To be reimbursed under IDPH/OWHFS Grant Agreement, expenditures must meet the criteria below:
a. 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 agency.
b. Be authorized or not prohibited under federal, state or local laws or regulations.
c. Conform to any limitations or exclusions set forth in the applicable rules, program description or grant agreement.
d. Be accorded consistent treatment through application of generally accepted accounting principles appropriate to the circumstances.
e. Not be allocable to or included as a cost of any state or federally financed program in either the current or a prior period.
f. Be net of all applicable credits.
g. Be specifically identified with the provision of a direct service or program activity.
h. Be an actual expenditure of funds in support of program activities, documented by check number and/or internal ledger transfer of funds.

Examples of allowable costs include the following. This is not meant to be a complete list, but rather specific examples of items within each line item category.

Personal Services:
Gross salary paid to agency employees directly involved in the provision of program services. Employer’s portion of fringe benefits actually paid on behalf of direct services employees; examples include FICA (social security), life/health insurance, Workers Compensation insurance, Unemployment insurance and pension/retirement benefits.

Contractual Services:
Conference registration fees
Contractual employees (requires prior program approval from the Office of Health Care Regulation)
Repair and maintenance of furniture and equipment
Postage, postal services, UPS or other carrier costs
Software for support of program objectives
Subscriptions related to the program
Training and education costs

Payments (or pass-through) to subcontractors or sub-grantees are to be shown in the Contractual Services section - all subcontracts or sub-grants require an attached detail line item budget supporting this contractual amount.

Allocation of the applicable portion of the following costs is allowable only if approved by the program and the allocation methodology is approved as part of the application process.

Travel:
Mileage (at state rate unless specifically noted otherwise)
Airline or rail transportation expenses
Lodging
Per- Diem and meal costs
Operation costs of agency owned vehicles

Commodities (Supplies):
Office supplies
Medical supplies
Educational and instructional materials and supplies, including booklets and reprinted pamphlets
Household, laundry, and cleaning supplies
Parts for furniture and office equipment
Equipment items costing less than $100.00 each

Printing (included in Supplies):
Letterpress, offset printing, binding, lithographing services
Photocopy paper, other paper supplies
Envelopes, letterhead, etc.

Equipment (requires prior written approval):
Items costing over $100.00 each with a useful life of more than one year.
Equipment costs shall include all freight and installation charges.
Office equipment and furniture
Allowable medical equipment
Reference and training materials and exhibits
Books and films

Telecommunications (included in Contractual Services):
Telephone services
Answering services
Installation, repair, parts and maintenance of telephones and other communication equipment

Unallowable costs include, but are not limited to:
Indirect cost plan allocations
Bad debts
Contingencies or provisions for unforeseen events
Contributions and donations
Entertainment, food, alcoholic beverages and gratuities
Fines and Penalties
Interest and financial costs
Legislative and lobbying expenses
Real Property payments and purchases

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants will serve adolescents, age 11-21, outside of the city of Chicago.

1. Eligible Applicants
Adams County Health Department
Adults Active in Youth Development, Inc.
Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness
Champaign-Urbana Public Health District
Cook County Health & Hospital System
DuPage County Health Department
Hult Center for Healthy Living
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Kankakee County Health Department
Loyola University of Chicago
Perry County Health Department
Will County Health Department
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The Adolescent Health Program funding amount is subject to a grant award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), MCH Title V funding.

Applicants will be funded based on their ability to address the following program objectives within their Grant Project Proposal (Scope of Work):
• Improve overall quality of care for adolescents, by making health care more youth-centered and ensuring that health care is provided in a clinic that meets the needs of adolescents.
• Support evidence-informed guidance (as outlined in the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines), to address behavioral, social, and environmental determinants of health.
• Assist adolescents with accessing quality youth-centered care.
• Assist adolescents with accessing a primary care physician who provides an annual, comprehensive well-care visit.
• Assist adolescents with accessing services that can provide the screening and health counseling necessary to address the key areas of adolescent health (ex. emotional well-being, tobacco and substance use, violence and injury prevention, sexual health and healthy relationships, and physical health and health promotion).

Applicants may add additional objectives suited to their specific objectives.
Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
All grantees are required to submit quarterly progress reports on their work plan objectives via EGrAMS. Failure to submit required reports in a timely manner will result in holding reimbursements and may affect future funding to the grantee. For the FY18 grant year, quarterly reports provided to the Department must be submitted electronically.

Grantees should seek expenditure reimbursement on a monthly basis using EGrAMS and submit a final grant expenditure report along with any unclaimed funds by the final due date.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The project must align with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright futures Guidelines.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $1,000,000
FY 2020 : $1,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details482-00-1598Not Applicable01/10/2018 - 02/23/2018 : 5:00PM