Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention
CSFA Number: 482-00-0270
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Rhonda Clancy
217-782-3300
Rhonda.Clancy@illinois.gov
Short Description
The FY19-FY20 Preventive Health and Human Services Block Grant, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes a set aside program for sexual assault services which allocates funds for the project.

This grant award will provide the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) with resources to address Healthy People national health objective 15-35 (Rape or Attempted Rape) by reducing the incidence of sexual assault of children younger than 18 years of age.

The state objective is to reduce the number of children age 18 or younger who experience sexual assault by:

a) Increasing the number of sexual assault victims who receive education and information services
b) To develop and implement outreach efforts to increase referred clients.

These objectives will be met by administering grants to rape crisis centers to conduct sexual violence prevention programs; ensure the centers are compliant with education and fiscal requirements; and ensure quality of statewide prevention education through training and technical assistance with local rape crisis centers.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Title 42 Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 6A Public Health Service, Subchapter XVII, Block Grants (Part A, Section 300W to 300W-10). Public Health Service Act (PHSA), Title XIX, Part A, 1901 to 1910.
Objectives and Goals
Provide education, training and monitoring of statewide rape crisis centers which administer services to reduce the incidence of sexual assault of children younger than 18 years of age.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
To oversee administration and monitoring of local rape crisis centers providing services to reduce the incidence of sexual assault, including implementation of primary prevention strategies and approaches.
Eligibility Requirements
The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault is the sole eligible applicant, as the designated state sexual assault coordinating agency.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The application will be reviewed by the Department grant monitor. Upon final application approval, a grant agreement will be sent to the applicant for partial execution. When returned to the Department, the agreement will be processed and fully executed. A final copy will be forwarded to the applicant.
Assistance Consideration
NA
Post Assistance Requirements
NA
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Title 42 Public Health and Welfare, Chapter 6A Public Health Service, Subchapter XVII, Block Grants (Part A, Section 300W to 300W-10).

Public Health Service Act (PHSA), Title XIX, Part A, 1901 to 1910.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $286,882
FY 2019 : $573,764
FY 2020 : $1,139,109
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None