Southern Illinois Adolescent Health Program
CSFA Number: 482-00-2340
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Kelly Vrablic
312-814-3655
kelly.vrablic@illinois.gov
Short Description
The purpose of the Southern 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, in the southern region of Illinois. The project must align with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines.
Subject Area
Education
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
MCH Title V Block Grant
Objectives and Goals
1. A detailed Grant Project Proposal (Scope of Work) that demonstrates the need for the program within the community(ies) the organization serves. The project will have two phases.
2. Project Planning Phase: The proposal will provide a 6-month project plan of activities, detailing what the organization requires within the FY 20 planning phase.
a. Development of a plan that will increase well-care visits among adolescents in your region. Activities may include but are not limited to: staff time to conduct focus groups, creation of collaborative plans, obtaining data, assessing missed opportunities to increase well-care visits, etc.
b. Development of 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.
3. Project Implementation Phase: Description of how strategies derived from the planning year (FY20) will be implemented and evaluated in FY21 to increase well-child visits for adolescents.
Strategies within the Grant Project Proposal (Scope of Work) for FY21 implementation may include, but are not limited to:
• Assisting adolescents with accessing quality youth-centered care
• Assisting adolescents with accessing a primary care physician who provides an annual, comprehensive well-care visit.
• Helping pediatric providers adopt a more youth-centered care approach and ensuring that health care is provided in a clinic that meets the needs of adolescents
• Supporting evidence-informed guidance (as outlined in the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines), to address behavioral, social and environmental determinants of health
• Hiring staff to offer extended clinic hours for adolescents
• Training for front line staff and/or providers on serving adolescents from a trauma-informed perspective
• Training on how to make adolescent friendly clinics that serve LGBTQI adolescents
• Assisting 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)
• Conducting outreach to engage adolescents in the community into care

Applicant may add additional strategies within the planning and implementation phases.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The grant project period is January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The total amount of funding will not exceed $110,000. The number of anticipated awards is 1. The maximum amount that may be requested in FY20: $30,000, and in FY21: $80,000.
Applicant will serve adolescents, age 11-21, within their designated region. Title V legislation specifically prohibits indirect costs.
Administrative costs are capped at 10% of your total budget. These are necessary and reasonable costs needed to administer the grant that are not related to the direct provision of services.
Allowable costs include:
• Accounting, budgeting, financial and cash management
• Procurement and purchasing
• Personnel and property management
• Payroll, audit and general legal services
• Oversight and monitoring of administrative activities
• Developing information systems and procedures related to administrative functions

Administrative costs are capped at 10% of your total budget. These are necessary and reasonable costs needed to administer the grant that are not related to the direct provision of services.
Eligibility Requirements
Southern Seven Health Department & Head Start
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The Southern Illinois Adolescent Health Program 2020-2021 grant application will be reviewed by OWHFS staff to determine if the application adequately addresses the objectives of the project. Grants will be reviewed and graded based on a 100-point scoring rubric.

The categories are as follows:

Scope of work (30 points)
Work plan (40 points)
Budget criteria (30 points)


In addition, the following components must be submitted by all applicants to be considered for funding:
• Applicant Organization Information
• Applicant Grant History
• Grant Project Proposal (Scope of Work)
• Staff and Organizational Experience (Scope of Work)
• Program Work Plan
• Budget Justification
• Applicant Certification
• W-9 Form
Decisions to fund a grant are based on:
• The strengths and weaknesses of the applications as identified by reviewer
• Availability of funds
Assistance Consideration
NA
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly activity reports will be due on the 15th of the month following the closure of the quarter (FY20: April 15th, July 15th, FY21: October 15th, January 15th, April 15th, and July 15th).

All reports and monthly reimbursement forms shall be submitted through the EGrAMS system.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The project must align with the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Guidelines.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $30,000
FY 2021 : $80,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
None