Environmental Health Beach Grant
CSFA Number: 482-00-0258
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
James Reed
217-782-4305
james.reed@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health Office of Health Protection is accepting applications from government entities that operate licensed beaches on Lake Michigan for the purpose of ensuring basic levels of protection are maintained at the community level for recreational water quality monitoring and public notification. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recognizes that partnerships are necessary to maximize resources, to reduce duplication of effort, and to improve quality, and efficiency of health care services.

The goal of the Environmental Health Beach Program is to provide assistance for units of local government monitoring beaches operated on Lake Michigan. The Grantee will provide the following services and agrees to act in compliance with all State and federal statutes and administrative rules.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
BEACHES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND COASTAL HEALTH ACT OF 2000 (Beach Act)(33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.).
Objectives and Goals
The Grantee will provide the following services and agrees to act in compliance with all State and federal statutes and administrative rules. In addition, the Grantee shall:

a. Operate beaches within the Grantee’s jurisdiction following the guidelines set forth under the USEPA’s National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria For Grants document.

b. The Grantee shall collect beach water samples in accordance with the executed grant agreement.

c. The Grantee shall have the beach samples analyzed at a laboratory using traditional Colilert methods or USEPA approved qPCR methods.

d. The Grantee shall upload the laboratory results of beach water samples to the Department’s BeachGuard web site before the end of business on the day the data is received. The Grantee shall provide notification of swimming bans to the public and appropriate beach personnel prior to daily beach opening.

e. The Grantee shall submit beach samples to a laboratory having a Certificate of Approval from the IDPH for the chosen analytical method/s. If a Grantee chooses a laboratory not having the IDPH
Illinois Department of Public Health - Office of Performance Management
(Page 3 of 6) Certificate of Approval, the Grantee shall obtain approval from the Department prior to the laboratory analyzing any beach samples.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
The goal of the Environmental Health Beach Program is to provide assistance for units of local government monitoring beaches operated on Lake Michigan. The Grantee will provide the following services and agrees to act in compliance with all State and federal statutes and administrative rules. In addition, the Grantee shall:

a. Operate beaches within the Grantee’s jurisdiction following the guidelines set forth under the USEPA’s National Beach Guidance and Required Performance Criteria For Grants document.

b. The Grantee shall collect beach water samples in accordance with the executed grant agreement.

c. The Grantee shall have the beach samples analyzed at a laboratory using traditional Colilert methods or USEPA approved qPCR methods.

d. The Grantee shall upload the laboratory results of beach water samples to the Department’s BeachGuard web site before the end of business on the day the data is received. The Grantee shall provide notification of swimming bans to the public and appropriate beach personnel prior to daily beach opening.

e. The Grantee shall submit beach samples to a laboratory having a Certificate of Approval from the IDPH for the chosen analytical method/s. If a Grantee chooses a laboratory not having the IDPH
Illinois Department of Public Health - Office of Performance Management
Page 3 of 6
Certificate of Approval, the Grantee shall obtain approval from the Department prior to the laboratory analyzing any beach samples.

f. Provide at least one attendee to one national or regional beach conference in support of EPA’s Beach Program (e.g. EPA’s biannual national beach conference, annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference) to represent grant applicant.
Eligibility Requirements
Only government entities in Illinois that operate beaches on Lake Michigan are eligible for the subject grant.
Eligible Applicants
Government 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.
Assistance Consideration
No matching funds required
Post Assistance Requirements
The Grantee shall submit a Close Out Report including an invoice documenting the number of days each beach was sampled and the dollar amount being requested. The Close Out Report shall describe the progress of the program, Project, and the use and expenditure of Grant Funds provided to the Grantee under this Agreement. The Close Out Report and invoice shall be submitted to the grantor no later than July 30, 2020.

Grantee’s shall submit quarterly reports. The report(s) shall describe the progress of the program, Project, and the use and expenditure of Grant Funds provided to the Grantee under this Agreement.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $119,893
FY 2018 : $90,100
FY 2019 : $104,410
FY 2020 : $104,410
FY 2021 : $104,410
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
05380401HChicago Park District07/01/201906/30/2021106,109
05380402HCounty of Lake dba Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center07/01/201906/30/202153,946
05380404HCity of Evanston07/01/201906/30/202130,195
05380403HWilmette Park District07/01/201906/30/202113,837
05380406HVillage of Kenilworth07/01/201906/30/20214,732