Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (Support Services)
CSFA Number: 444-80-0709
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
DFCS
Agency Contact
Jataun Rollins
312-793-7839
Jataun.J.Rollins@illinois.gov
Short Description
SNAP E&T Support Services contracts provide only support services in accordance with the SNAP E&T Program Manual or provide special support services, over and above those itemized and explained in the SNAP E&T Program Manual, to ABAWDs who receive non-assistance SNAP benefits. The programs are negotiated individually when special needs are identified.

The Provider provides optometric services and supplies under the
Vision of Hope Program for persons age 18 or over who Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) benefits and:
They are not currently receiving eye care, and
Medicaid does not cover the optometric services needed.
The Program serves persons residing in Chicago; however, those residing outside the City
but in Cook County can also participate.
Non-surgical services will be provided to customers including eye exams, eyeglasses and
treatment of significant eye disease such as glaucoma, which, if left untreated, results
in more serious conditions, and higher treatment costs. Contact lenses will be provided
if they are determined to be medically necessary.
Customers will be referred by the Family and Community Resource Centers (FCRC) and
Employment and Training Providers and will have been pre-screened as eligible for services
under this program.


The Provider is expected to ensure:

1. Non-surgical services will be provided including eye exams, eyeglasses and treatment of
significant eye disease such as glaucoma.
2. Contact lenses will be provided if they are determined to be medically necessary.


The Provider will report to the Department on a monthly basis:
The individual and total dollar amounts expended on TANF customers served; and
The individual and total dollar amounts expended on SNAP customers.

Services rendered are accounted for through the submittal of monthly reports and billings.
Billings must be received from the Provider no later than the 10th of the month following
the month of service.
The Provider is expected to report on a monthly basis:
1. The name, case number and type of services rendered.
2. The individual and total dollar amounts expended on TANF customers served.
3. The individual and total dollar amounts expended on SNAP customers.

This award is a grant based upon the number of services delivered.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $24,230
FY 2018 : $24,230
FY 2019 : $29,076
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details18-444-80-0709-01Not Applicable03/24/2017 - 05/07/2017 : 12:00 pm
Details19-444-80-0709-01Not Applicable02/22/2018 - 03/23/2018 : 12:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYG00278-FCSYG00278ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY07/01/201906/30/202033,922