Comprehensive Health Protection Grant
CSFA Number: 482-00-1734
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Scott Henkel
217-785-2075
scott.henkel@illinois.gov
Short Description
The SFY 2020-21 Comprehensive Health Protection Grant Program (CHPG) will be a two-year bundled grant agreement consisting of LHPG and up to ten additional Office of Health Protection (OHP) grant programs.

The CHPG program will serve as the umbrella program since all certified local health departments are eligible. Local health departments may apply for CHPG and additional grant programs (if qualified and funding is available) within the same EGrAMS application, and in turn the Department will execute one combined two-year grant agreement.

The SFY 2020-21 CHPG bundled grant includes the following programs: LHPG, PrEP, Narcan, Body Art Inspections, Tanning Facilities Inspections, Ground Water Protection, Safe Drinking Water, Lead Poisoning Prevention and Response, Vector Surveillance and Control, Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Perinatal Hepatitis B.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Local Health Protection Grant Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 615)
Objectives and Goals
The Local Health Protection Grant (LHPG) provides funding to certified local health departments to ensure that basic levels of protection for Illinois residents are maintained at the community level for infectious diseases, food protection, safety of potable water supply and private sewage disposal. These funds are issued in accordance with the Local Health Protection Grants Code [77 Ill. Adm. Code 615].

Narcan/Opioid Prevention will provide funding to eligible local health departments as part of the LHPG program in order to purchase Narcan medication to deal with ongoing public health issues surrounding the opioid abuse epidemic and treating victims of drug overdose or abuse.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) funding is available for pre-identified certified local health departments to aid with PrEP site initiatives in local health department STD clinics by building on the infrastructure and capacity developed during the previous year’s demonstration project. Funding will be used to screen clients for HIV risk, connect clients with prescribers (offsite and/or in-house), access PrEP payment programs, and provide HIV Navigation Services and medication adherence support for clients taking PrEP, in order to increase the number of at-risk people accessing PrEP and decrease the number of new cases of HIV infection.

Body Art Inspections funding makes possible the inspection of businesses in Illinois that provide body art services to increase compliance in these locations and decrease injury, disease and prolonged health issues that may occur with users of these services. Inspections are conducted as required by the Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishment Registration Act by trained local health department inspectors. This grant program also allows for the income received from registration and permit fees to be shared with the local health departments that participate in the program.

Tanning Facilities Inspections funding makes possible the inspection of businesses in Illinois that provide tanning services to increase compliance in these locations and decrease injury, disease and prolonged health issues that may occur with users of these services. Inspections are conducted as required by the Tanning Facility Permit Act by trained local health department inspectors. This grant program also allows for the income received from registration and permit fees to be shared with the local health departments that participate in the program.

Ground Water Protection grants provide permits issued through local health departments, who act as agents of the Department, in performance of the Private Well Permit Program and in accordance with the Water Well Construction to provide safe drinking water for Illinois citizens. Local Health Departments conduct permitting and inspection of closed loop, water wells and related water system components to assure that wells are constructed and located properly to reduce contamination of groundwater and water systems. Grantees also investigate complaints, correct any violations, collect samples, provide education to public on proper construction, and compensated for each water well and closed loop well permit issued.
Safe Drinking Water grants support local health departments conducting a potable water program. Grantees are to assure non-community public water supplies are in compliance with USEPA Drinking Water Regulations and provide safe drinking water to the public. The grantee shall ensure all non-community public water supplies in their jurisdiction that have been originally surveyed shall be inspected and sampled at least every two years.
Lead Poisoning and Prevention Response provides funding to local health departments to carry out the provisions of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (410 ILCS 45/1) and Lead Poisoning Prevention Code (77 IAC, Part 845). Lead Poisoning, if not addressed, may lead to substantial developmental issues, learning difficulties, behavioral problems, and possibly death. Grantees will conduct case management home visits and environmental investigations at regulated facilities where a child who has an elevated blood lead level resides or frequents.
Lead Poisoning and Prevention Response provides funding to local health departments to carry out the provisions of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (410 ILCS 45/1) and Lead Poisoning Prevention Code (77 IAC, Part 845). Lead Poisoning, if not addressed, may lead to substantial developmental issues, learning difficulties, behavioral problems, and possibly death. Grantees will conduct case management home visits and environmental investigations at regulated facilities where a child who has an elevated blood lead level resides or frequents.
Vector Surveillance and Control provides funding to local health departments for surveillance and prevention of West Nile virus and other vector-borne diseases. Grants allows those agencies to conduct ongoing surveillance and control activities for mosquitoes, ticks, rodents and other potential vectors of human disease, and conduct surveillance of animals that provide a reservoir for disease producing organisms. Respond to inquiries, investigate complaints, conduct evaluations, and provide technical consultation to help reduce or eliminate public health hazards and nuisance conditions associated with vectors of human disease; and conduct training activities for municipal governments to promote integrated pest management of human disease vectors. Grantees must spend at least 80% of funding to support or enhance mosquito-borne disease surveillance and control programs and related activities; no more than 20% may be used to conduct surveillance and prevention of non-mosquito vectors such as ticks, rodents, nuisance birds and other vectors of human diseases.
Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) provides funding to support initiatives begun in FY13 to collaborate with the Department to conduct routine enrollment, storage and handling, provider education and provider compliance visits, provide immunization updates and address need for reminder/recall efforts, review vaccine storage and administration practices at VFC private provider sites, promote routine enrollment in and use of statewide ICARE registry system.

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention grants support local health department efforts to collaborate with health care providers to ensure a comprehensive approach to identifying pregnant women infected with hepatitis B (HBsAg+) and managing the preventive care of their infants and household contacts.

Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
LHPG funds may be used by certified local health departments for any health protection program or service including, but not limited to, Infectious Diseases, Food Protection, Potable Water Supply, and Private Sewage Disposal per Section 615.210 of the Local Health Protection Grant Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 615).

LHPG funds are intended to supplement other Federal, State, and local funds available to support local health protection programs, including the four programs that must be assured. Provided the four programs are assured, the local health departments may use the LHPG funds for any health protection program, activity or service, or for shared management or administrative support costs (which must be detailed by budget line item).

Grant funds for the additional SFY 2020-21 grant programs may be used by certified local health departments towards applicable programs and services intended in each grant program’s funding and eligibility requirements and program standards found in each program’s grant code or administrative rules.
Eligibility Requirements
Only certified local health departments in Illinois are eligible to apply for a grant under the SFY 2020 and SFY 20201 LHPG program per Section 615.200 of the Local Health Protection Grant Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 615); and only pre-identified, certified local health departments may apply for a SFY 2020-21 PrEP award.

Certified local health departments may also apply for additional SFY 2020-21 grant programs based on pre-identification, past funding or formula amounts, eligibility requirements or availability of funds (i.e. a local health department may not qualify to apply for every bundled grant program besides LHPG; due to not being pre-identified, lack of funding, not eligible or received previous funding, etc.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
All entities must be qualified to do business with the State of Illinois. To be qualified for a grant award, an entity must:

• Have a valid DUNS number
• Have a current SAM.gov account
• Not be on the Federal Excluded Parties List
• Be in Good Standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, as applicable
• Not be on the Illinois Stop Payment list
• Not be on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services Provider Sanctions list

Entities must complete an Internal Controls Questionnaire (ICQ) as the Fiscal and Administrative Risk Assessment. The ICQ is completed once annually. All state agencies will utilize the results of the ICQ. The entity can access the ICQ from the grantee portal.

Application procedure:

All applications must be submitted via the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Electronic Grants Administration and Management System (EGrAMS). All sections of the application must be complete

Criteria for selecting grantees:

This is a non-competitive grant. All eligible applicants will receive a grant award. There are no merit-based review criteria for evaluating the applications. Each application will be reviewed for completeness and accuracy. Applications lacking any required information will be returned to the applicant for correction and re-submission.

Because the LHPG is a non-competitive, formula-based grant program, all eligible applicants will receive a grant award.

Award Notices:

Upon final approval by IDPH of the EGrAMS grant application, the applicant will be sent a grant agreement through EGrAMS. Each applicant will be required to print the grant agreement, sign it and return it to IDPH for execution. After execution, a copy of the executed grant agreement will be provided to the applicant.


Assistance Consideration
N/A
Post Assistance Requirements
N/A
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Local Health Protection Grant Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 615)
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $29,324,055
FY 2020 : $30,699,800
FY 2021 : $30,699,800
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
None