STI Syphilis Prevention Services Among MSM
CSFA Number: 482-00-2201
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Luke Giacomini
Short Description
The STI Syphilis Prevention Services Among MSM grant shall support syphilis prevention activities (i.e. risk reduction education, DIS counseling and partner services, and treatment) conducted by an agency that target predominately lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and especially MSM at increased risk of STI/HIV transmission in out reach settings that live in Cook County, IL outside of the City of Chicago. Preference shall be given to agencies that specifically provide health care services to predominately LGBTQ population.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Objectives and Goals
Grantee shall deliver the following in Cook County Illinois excluding the City of Chicago;
1. Provide comprehensive STI onsite clinical healthcare services that predominately provide services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) population {especially men who have sex with men (MSM)}.
2. Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) shall have received IDPH approved counseling and partner services training before providing services under this grant.
3. Provide comprehensive DIS STI counseling, partner services, risk assessment, sex partner referral, treatment and culturally competent syphilis prevention and medical services for all clients seen at grantee’s clinic.
4. Provide at minimum 750 serologic screenings for syphilis clients, predominately MSM.
5. 75% of all syphilis cases seen shall be treated according to CDC guidelines within 30 days of positive test result.
6. 75% of all early syphilis cases shall be interviewed and receive DIS counseling as well as partner services within 60 days of a positive test result.
7. Conduct interviews on all early syphilis cases and report on the IDPH approved interview case report form.
8. Promote STI prevention and treatment services according to CDC guidelines.
9. Monitor and report cases of syphilis as required by law.
10. Provide internet notification services to persons whose only means of contact is through sexually explicit web sites and mobile applications.
11. Respond to syphilis incidence and prevalence trends and outbreaks as reported by ISS.
12. Develop and utilize targeted approaches that result in programmatic improvement, within their agency, that impact communities with high morbidity.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Eligibility Requirements
This funding opportunity is available to community-based organizations.

Applicants must have paid all due County, State and Federal Taxes or have an approved payment plan in place.

Applicant organizations may not be convicted of bribing or attempting to bribe an officer or employee of the State of Illinois or any other State, nor has made an admission on the record of having so bribed or attempted to bribe (30 ILCS 500/50-5).

If the applicant organization has been convicted of a felony, at least five years must have passed after the date of completion of the sentence for such felony, unless no person held responsible by a prosecutor’s office for the facts upon which the conviction was based continues to have any involvement with the business (30 ILCS 500/50-10).

If the applicant organization, or any officer, director, partner, or other managerial agent, has been convicted of a felony under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or a Class 3 or Class 2 felony under the Illinois Securities Law of 1953, at least 5 years have passed since the date of the conviction. (30 ILCS 500/50-10.5)

Eligible applicants must comply with all applicable provisions of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity including, but not limited to: The Public Works Employment Discrimination Act (775 ILCS10/1 et seq.), The United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) (42 USC 2000a-and 2000H-6), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.), and The Age Discrimination Act (42 USC 6101 et seq.).
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications will be reviewed by reviewer team/s, there will be at least three individuals per team and would include at least one from outside the IDPH STI Section. The number of teams will depend on the number of applicants for review not to exceed three application reviews per team.

Successful applicants shall demonstrate ability to execute the grant project according to project requirements, including appropriate targeted audiences and expected outcomes.

Successful applicants shall include a work plan that is inclusive of all aspects of their Scope of Work and project requirements while specifying SMART objectives.

Successful applicants shall provide a grant project Budget in which costs are allocable, reasonable, and appropriate. Details and associated narratives for all grant costs are required to be included within the grant application budget framework.

Applications will be reviewed by reviewer team/s, there will be at least three individuals per team and would include at least one from outside the IDPH STI Section. The number of teams will depend on the number of applicants for review not to exceed three application reviews per team.

Assistance Consideration
Post Assistance Requirements
1. Monthly Reimbursement Certification Report shall be entered in EGrAMS

2. Quarterly aggregate screening report by total patients seen, by total MSM seen, and by MSM and HIV status shall be electronically submitted through email to ISS.

3. Syphilis cases and Report on the IDPH approved interview case report form.

4. Provide IDPH STI section (ISS) with grantee's standing orders and clinic work flow documents annually.

Per the terms of the grant agreement, failure to submit required financial and performance reports may cause a delay or suspension of funding.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $112,500
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsNANot Applicable09/25/2019 - 10/25/2019 : 5:00pm