Asthma Education, Policy, and Care Coverage
CSFA Number: 482-00-2343
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Nikki Woolverton
217-557-2931
nikki.woolverton@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Asthma Education, Policy, and Care Coverage grant program aligns with components of the CDC EXHALE Technical Package, CDC 6|18 initiative related to Asthma Control, and the American Lung Association Asthma Guidelines-Based Care Coverage Project. Recipients of the award will improve infrastructure and promote strengthened statewide asthma policy and environmental best practices, address the seven areas of coverage identified as part of the Asthma Guidelines-Based Care Coverage Project, and provide medical education and/or training to health care providers, public health professionals, community-based organizations, community health workers and health systems. Recipients of the award will select components of these initiatives, identified below, and incorporate into the workplan.
Recipients focusing on policy and care coverage will work with the Illinois Asthma Program (Program) and Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Illinois in developing an environmental workgroup to identify and advocate for strengthened statewide asthma policy, including clean diesel engines, retrofitting older engines, and limiting vehicle idling, and to encourage the adoption of environmental policies and best practices. Recipients will also collaborate with other entities, including the Illinois Primary Health Care Association, in advocating for access and reimbursement for asthma-related interventions. Recipients will participate on the Illinois Asthma Partnership (IAP) reimbursement workgroup to discuss evidence-based preventive practices, including the CDC 6|18 Initiative and the American Lung Association Asthma Guidelines-Based Care Coverage Project in order to improve access to guidelines-based care and reduce barriers to obtaining and using asthma medications and devices in Illinois.
Recipients focusing on education will provide medical education and/or facilitate focused training of health care providers and public health professionals on topics such as guidelines-based care, team-based care for asthma, quality improvement for asthma initiatives, value-based care, or systems or mechanisms for bi-directional sharing of information between providers, community-based organizations, and other social service organizations. Such training may be in-person or via webinar.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Education
Enabling Legislation
NA
Objectives and Goals
Recipients of the award will improve infrastructure and promote strengthened statewide asthma policy and environmental best practices, address the seven areas of coverage identified as part of the Asthma Guidelines-Based Care Coverage Project, and provide medical education and/or training to health care providers, public health professionals, community-based organizations, community health workers and health systems.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Use of Funds. All grant funds must be used for the sole purposes set forth in the grant proposal and application and must be used in compliance with all applicable laws. Grant funds may not be used as matching funds for any other grant program. Use of grant funds for prohibited purposes may result in loss of grant award and/or place the grantee at risk for recouping of those funds used for the prohibited purpose. Expenditure reports must be submitted quarterly. To be reimbursable under the Department/Office of Health Promotion Grant Agreement, expenditures must meet the following general criteria:

• Be necessary and reasonable for proper and efficient administration of the program and not be a general expense required to carry out the overall responsibilities of the applicant.
• Be authorized or not prohibited under federal, state or local laws, or regulations.
• Conform to any limitations or exclusions set forth in the applicable rules, program description, or grant agreement.
• Be accorded consistent treatment through application of generally accepted accounting principles, appropriate to the circumstances.
• Not be allocable to or included as a cost of any state or federally-financed program in either the current or a prior period.
• Be net of all applicable credits.
• Be specifically identified with the provision of a direct service or program activity.
• Be an actual expenditure of funds in support of program activities, documented by check number, and/or internal ledger transfer of funds.
• Not be used for research or clinical care.

Unallowable or prohibited uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to the following:
• Political or religious purposes
• Contributions or donations
• Fundraising or legislative lobbying expenses
• Conference registration fees
• Payment of bad or non-program related debts, fines or penalties
• Contribution to a contingency fund or provision for unforeseen events
• Research
• Incentives, including but not limited to t-shirts, bags, backpacks, hats, pencils, rulers, coloring books, stress balls, band-aid holders, mugs and cookware.
• Entertainment, food, alcoholic beverages and gratuities
• Membership fees, interest or financial payments, or other fines or penalties
• Purchase or improvement of land or purchase, improvement or construction of a building
• Lease of facility space.
• Equipment in excess of 5 percent of the grant award.
• Expenditures that may create conflict of interest or the perception of impropriety
• Audit expenses
• Exhibit fees of any kind
• Subscription costs
• Association dues
• Expenses for credentialing (e.g., CHES certification, AE-C)
• Airfare
• Out of state travel costs
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicant includes entities capable of implementing the Asthma Education, Policy, and Care Coverage Program and facilitating coordination with the Illinois Primary Health Care Association, Illinois Medicaid, Health Plans, and facilitating statewide education to health care professionals.

Applicants 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, www.grants.illinois.gov. 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
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Applications must be submitted via the Illinois Department of Public Health's Electronic Grants Administration and Management System (EGrAMS), accessible at idphgrants.com.

Applications will be reviewed for content, work plan activities, budget proposals and required application supplemental material. This grant is competitive. Multiple reviewers will assess the application and score based on program need, capability of implementing required asthma interventions as described in the 6|18 Initiative Control Asthma Evidence Summary.
Assistance Consideration
Cost Sharing is not required. Eligible applicants may voluntarily identify indirect costs as a programmatic match, in order to allocate the entire grant award for direct costs.
Post Assistance Requirements
The grantee is required to submit quarterly progress reports on their work plan objectives. Failure to submit required reports in a timely manner will result in delays with approval of reimbursements. The grantee will ensure quarterly reports are submitted in the provided format as follows:

1st Quarter Report due by: December 15, 2019
2nd Quarter Report due by: March 15, 2020
3rd Quarter Report due by: June 15, 2020
4th Quarter Report due by: September 15, 2020
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
NA
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $31,646
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsNA$6646 - $2500002/21/2020 - 03/30/2020 : 5:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
03283004HRespiratory Health Association09/01/201908/31/202024,999
03283002HChicago Asthma Consortium09/01/201908/31/20206,646