Adoption Assistance
CSFA Number: 418-00-0062
Agency Name
Department Of Children And Family Services (418)
Agency Contact
Jeremy Harvey
312-814-4696
Jeremy.Harvey@illinois.gov
Short Description
This Federal Financial Participation (FFP) provide adoption subsidy costs for the adoption of children with special needs who cannot be reunited with their families and who meet certain eligibility tests. This assistance is intended to prevent inappropriately long stays in foster care and to promote the healthy development of children through increased safety, permanency and well-being.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Income Security and Social Services
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
DCFS’ Extended Family Services program is exempt from Uniform Guidance and GATA because it is a grant on behalf of a beneficiary and therefore exempt from this regulation.


In response to the Request for Exceptions to Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA, the Governor’s Compliance Office has approved the following exceptions for DCFS’ fixed rate agreements:

1. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
2. Grant application
3. Merit Based Review
4. Uniform budget and budget template
5. Use of the DCFS template for fixed rate agreements in lieu of the Uniform Agreement
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2019 : $3,620,326
FY 2020 : $3,837,476
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details418$2000 - $14500004/26/2017 - 06/19/2017 : 17:00
Details418$50000 - $12500003/02/2018 - 04/13/2018 : 17:00
Details418Not Applicable06/25/2018 - 06/27/2018 : 17:00
Details418$0 - $006/25/2018 - 06/27/2018 : 17:00
Details418Not Applicable06/25/2018 - 06/27/2018 : 17:00
Details418Not Applicable06/25/2018 - 06/27/2018 : 17:00
Details418Not Applicable06/25/2018 - 06/27/2018 : 17:00
Details418Not Applicable06/25/2018 - 06/27/2018 : 17:00
Details418Not Applicable07/25/2018 - 07/31/2018 : 17:00
Details418Not Applicable04/10/2019 - 05/10/2019 : 17:00
Details418$10000 - $38000004/12/2019 - 05/13/2019 : 17:00
Details418 - Maintaining Adoption ConnectionsNot Applicable05/30/2019 - 06/28/2019 : 17:00
Details418 - Adoption Listing ServiceNot Applicable05/30/2019 - 06/28/2019 : 17:00
Details418 - Adoption PreservationNot Applicable05/31/2019 - 06/28/2019 : 17:00
Details418 Adoption Respite ProgramNot Applicable06/22/2019 - 06/30/2019 : 17:00
Details418 - Adoption Listing Service (2)Not Applicable07/22/2019 - 07/28/2019 : 17:00
Details418- Family MattersNot Applicable08/19/2019 - 08/26/2019 : 17:00
Details418-Maintaining Adoption ConnectionsNot Applicable10/15/2019 - 10/22/2019 : 17:00
Details418 - Family MattersNot Applicable03/31/2020 - 05/15/2020 : 17:00
Details418 - Maintaining Adoption ConnectionsNot Applicable03/31/2020 - 05/15/2020 : 17:00
Details418 - Adoption Respite Program$10200 - $38623904/02/2020 - 05/17/2020 : 17:00
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
ADS-457716-4577169010Center for Law and Social Work07/01/201906/30/20201,086,718
ADS-210277-2102779010Midwest Adoption Center07/01/201906/30/2020942,780
ADS-457716-4577169010Center for Law and Social Work07/01/201906/30/2020559,851
ADP-076187-0761870030Metropolitan Family Services07/01/201906/30/2020378,666
ADS-004985-0049850020Counseling & Family Services dba FamilyCore07/01/201906/30/2020277,396