Smoke-Free Illinois Act Enforcement Grant
CSFA Number: 482-00-1615
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Gail DeVito
(217) 785-1054
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Health Promotion, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, will provide funding to certified Illinois local health departments for enforcement and promotion of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act (SFIA) (410 ILCS 82), or a local ordinance that is at least as stringent as the SFIA. Under the SFIA Enforcement grant, local tobacco control staff will implement within their jurisdiction, evidence-based, policy-focused strategies aligned with State and national best practices to enforce and implement comprehensive smoke-free laws that prohibit smoking in all indoor areas of public places and places of employment. Grantees will coordinate SFIA enforcement activities with local law enforcement and local State’s Attorney’s Offices whenever feasible.
Subject Area
Government Services
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Section 23.10-25 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. (Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law) (20 ILCS 2310/)
Objectives and Goals
The objective of this grant is to provide funding to certified local health departments to implement evidence-based strategies for the enforcement and promotion of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act.

Grantees will enforce the Smoke-Free Illinois Act (SFIA), or a local ordinance that is at least as stringent as the SFIA, through coordination with local law enforcement and the State’s Attorney’s Office.

Enforcement activities shall include but are not limited to educating the public, coalitions, and businesses; monitoring the Smoke-Free Illinois complaint and enforcement system; following up on complaints; conducting random compliance checks of public places and places of employment subject to the SFIA; and issuing citations for witnessed violations of the SFIA.

Grantees will provide to the Department information on proposed, newly enacted, or revised ordinances within the Grantee’s jurisdiction related to tobacco or electronic nicotine delivery devices.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
Funding must be used for activities to enforce and promote compliance with the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Illinois Enforcement Grant Notice of Non-Competitive Funding Opportunity.
Eligibility Requirements
Certified Illinois local health departments which do not intend to apply for funding in FY2019 through the Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Grant Program are the only organizations eligible for this grant funding opportunity. Prospective grantees (certified Illinois local health departments) may apply for this grant but will not be eligible for a grant award until they are pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee portal, 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.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
This grant is non-competitive and provides funding for tobacco prevention and control activities for certified Illinois local health departments only. Review and approval of applications submitted through EGrAMS will be completed by the IDPH tobacco control program review committee based on adherence to grant application guidelines, budget preparation instructions, and work plan requirements.
Assistance Consideration
This grant does not require fund matching.
Post Assistance Requirements
Funds awarded to successful applicants will be provided on the basis of 50% partial advance payment upon execution of the grant agreement and the remainder of the funds distributed through reimbursement.

The grantee will document actual expenditures incurred for conducting program activities. The grantee will submit the IDPH Reimbursement Certification Form for all expenditures, including those incurred under the advance payment. After IDPH review and approval of program expenditures, and following exhaustion of the advance payment, a voucher will be prepared and processed through the Office of the State Comptroller for payment. Reimbursement requestsmust be submitted quarterly. The final reimbursement must be received by IDPH within 30 days after the close of the grant period (July 30, 2018).

The grantee will be required to submit quarterly performance reports electronically in a format specified by IDPH. The grantee will be required to submit quarterly reimbursement certifications within 15 days after the end of each quarterly reporting period.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Smoke-Free Illinois Act (410 Illinois Compiled Statutes 82)
Smoke-Free Illinois Code (77 Illinois Administrative Code 949)

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $70,000
FY 2019 : $180,000
FY 2020 : $180,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
03281063HBond County Health Department07/01/201906/30/202010,000
03281064HBrown County Health Department07/01/201906/30/202010,000
03281065HChristian County Health Department07/01/201906/30/202010,000
03281066HClinton County Health Department07/01/201906/30/202010,000
03281067HHancock County Health Department07/01/201906/30/202010,000