Maternal & Child Health Program - Better Birth Outcomes
CSFA Number: 444-80-0226
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Franchesca Hammond
312-814-1354
franchesca.hammond@illinois.gov
Short Description
Essential services to improve birth outcomes of pregnant women who are at increased risk due to the presence of multiple risk factors during pregnancy. Contracts purchase: comprehensive needs assessment and referrals for identified needs; minimum of monthly visits w/ home visits each trimester for prenatal health education and care coordination that emphasizes adequate prenatal medical care, inter-conception education and importance of reproductive life planning including contraceptive methods education (to reduce short subsequent pregnancy intervals); childbirth and parenting education; transportation assistance to medical appointments as needed to achieve adequate prenatal care.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
PA 94-407 (410 ILCS 212); Illinois Family Case Management Act, Title 77 Illinois Administrative Code PArt 630; Maternal and Child Health Services Code.
Objectives and Goals
Provide intensive prenatal case management and care coordination services for high-risk pregnant women in areas of the state with higher than average Medicaid costs associated with poor birth outcomes and with higher than average numbers of Medicaid women delivering premature infants. Because DHS staff and facilities are not used to provide these direct client services, they are procured through grant agreements with the not-profit organizations, such as Local Public Health Departments, FQHCs and CBOs.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Provide intensive prenatal case management and care coordination services for high-risk pregnant women in areas of the state with higher than average Medicaid costs associated with poor birth outcomes and with higher than average numbers of Medicaid women delivering premature infants.
Eligibility Requirements
This grant is limited to public or private not-for-profit organizations, including Local Public Health Departments, Community-Based Organizations, and Federally Qualified Health Centers in areas identified as the target areas of the state.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applicants must submit a completed Universal Grant Application for FY19 as well as complete the pre-qualification processes. Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or Federal or State awarding agency that is exempt from those 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 required to: be registered in SAM before submitting the application; provide a valid DUNS number in its application; and continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during 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.
Assistance Consideration
This program has no cost sharing or matching requirements.
Post Assistance Requirements
Agencies will submit expenditure documentation forms in the format and timeline prescribed by the Department. Quarterly performance data reports will be pulled from the Cornerstone data system 10 days after the end of the quarter. Providers must ensure all documentation is current thru the end of the quarter to assure accuracy in the data being collected. Additional performance data may be collected as directed by the Department in a format prescribed by the Department.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $11,067,157
FY 2018 : $5,670,000
FY 2019 : $5,568,444
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYU03163-FCSYU03163FIRMAN COMMUNITY SERVICES07/01/201906/30/2020589,000
FCSYU03046-FCSYU03046MCLEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT07/01/201906/30/2020434,000
FCSYU03164-FCSYU03164LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER07/01/201906/30/2020403,000
FCSYU03044-FCSYU03044MACON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT07/01/201906/30/2020372,000
FCSYU03162-FCSYU03162ERIE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER07/01/201906/30/2020372,000