Block Grants for Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse - DCFS
CSFA Number: 444-26-0725
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Joseph Tracy
Short Description
NOFO is not required. DASA gives fixed-rate awards based on a federal formula grant. Pursuant to 45 CFR 75.101, Subpart E does not apply.

Program Description
Authorizing Statutes and Regulations: 20 ILCS 301/Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency Act, 77 Ill. Adm. Code, Part 2060, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment and Intervention Licenses
Funding Priorities:
1. Pregnant injecting drug users.
2. Pregnant and postpartum women.
3. Injecting drug abusers (who are at high risk for HIV infection) and known HIV-infected persons.
4. Service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
5. Parenting substance users.
6. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services referrals; Persons eligible for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other women and children; Department of Corrections (DOC) releasees who have completed a prison treatment program or clients of a DASA “designated program” for DOC released individuals.

This NOFO sets forth the applicable terms of funding applicable to assessment, intervention, treatment, recovery and related services funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) for Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) involved clients/families that require DASA funded services as a result of substance abuse/dependence.

Description of Program: This program is a collaborative effort between DASA and DCFS that provides a statewide, community-based system to ensure that parents and children being served by DCFS or its Purchase of Service (POS) providers have timely access to assessment, intervention, treatment, recovery and related services. These services are to be provided by selected DASA licensed and funded agencies. Through ongoing collaboration, child welfare workers and substance abuse treatment providers will work collectively to address DCFS involved clients Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) addiction and dependence and its impact on family life, parental functioning, child safety, permanency, and well-being.

This program model is designed to remove common barriers to treatment through the provision of (recovery) support services in conjunction with substance abuse treatment. The overall goal of this program is the elimination of substance abuse issues within families with children which supports the continuation of family unification or the reunification of the family unit (and that pregnant women deliver healthy drug free babies.). (This Family Centered Treatment /Recovery Support Services (FCT/RSS) is subject to the engagement, retention and continuity of care performance measures established by DASAs Performance Based Contracting Plan.)

The payment method for this award is:
1 Grant-Fixed Rate (post services provision) based upon accepted DARTS services year to date earnings
0 Specified Contract Deliverables
0 Expenditures
The applicant must adhere to all fiscal regulations related to the Catalog of Federal and Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number specified on this notice.
Grant Fixed Rate
All payment for intervention or treatment services are Grant-Fixed rate and calculated based upon year to date earnings and paid as year to date disbursements. These calculations will use the current IDHS/DASA approved rates for the services as specified in the most current version of the IDHS/DASA Contractual Policy Manual. The applicant shall deliver services in accordance with 77 Ill. Adm. Code, Part 2060 and any applicable protocols in the current Contractual Policy Manual, Service Protocols Section 1, Pages, 24-26 The applicant must adhere to fiscal requirements as outlined in Ill. Adm. Codes, Parts 509 and 511 and any added fiscal reporting requirements as referenced in the most current IDHS/DASA Program Manual. All expenditures of grant fixed rate funds shall also adhere to 2/CFR 200, as applicable, and all applicable Federal OMB circulars.
Specified Contract Deliverables/Expenditures
All expenditures shall adhere to 2/CFR 200 allowable expenditures and all Federal OMB circulars. Specific contract deliverables or expenditures shall be identified in the pre-application project proposal requested by IDHS/DASA and the approval letter must be submitted with the application for funding.
Indirect Cost Rate
The applicant must have an annually negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA). There are three types of NICRAs:
a. Federally Negotiated Rate: Applicants that receive direct federal funds may have an indirect cost rate that was negotiated with the Federal Cognizant Agency. Illinois will accept the federally negotiated rate. The organization must provide a copy of the federally NICRA.
b. State Negotiated Rate: If the applicant does not have a federally negotiated indirect cost rate or is not using the De Minimis rate specified below, the applicant may negotiate an indirect cost rate with the State of Illinois. This indirect cost rate proposal must be submitted to the State of Illinois within 90 days of the notice of award.
c. De Minimis Rate: An applicant that has never received a federally negotiated indirect cost rate or who does not submit an indirect cost rate proposal will, by default, be assigned a de minimis indirect cost rate of 10% of the modified total direct cost (MTDC). Once established, the de minimis rate may be used indefinitely.
Unallowable Expenditures
Unallowable expenditures for this award are identified in 45 PART 75
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
Public Health Service Act, Subpart II and III, Title XIX, Part B.
20 ILCS 301 Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse and Dependency Act
Objectives and Goals
Performance Measures
IDHS/DASA performance measures support the development and maintenance of a community based recovery oriented system of care for individuals and their families recovering from a substance-related disorder.
Federal projects funded through the Center for Substance Abuse and Treatment (CSAT) are required to adhere to approved performance measures applicable to the specified funded project. These measures are specified in each grant agreement for each fiscal year.
All other funded applicants are subject to annual Performance Reports compiled by IDHS/DASA. These reports measure engagement, retention and continuity of care. Any applicant in the bottom quartile for any of these measures will be placed on a watch list and will be required to submit a corrective action plan within 30 days. In addition, funded applicants shall meet or exceed the following performance measures to be deemed in substantial compliance with the terms of this contract:
1. Accurate reporting of all funded services at least monthly through the Department’s Automated Reporting and Tracking Software (DARTS).
2. Utilization of awards funds that do not indicate under or over production.
3. Monthly analysis of accepted discharge data reported through DARTS. From this data, IDHS/DASA will measure:
a. The number of patients who are reported as completing intervention or treatment.
b. The number of patients who report no alcohol use at least 30 days prior to discharge.
c. The number of patients who report no drug use at least 30 days prior to discharge.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funds may be used at the discretion of the States to achieve the statutory objectives, including the fulfillment of certain requirements. States shall expend not less than 5 percent of the grant to increase (relative to fiscal year 1994) the availability of treatment services designed for pregnant women and women with dependent children (either by establishing new programs or expanding the capacity of existing programs). In addition, a State that has a rate of acquired immune deficiency syndrome in excess of the rate stipulated at 42 USC 300A-24(b) must expend the portion of its block grant specified by 300A-24(b) for HIV early intervention services as defined by the PHS Act. States must require programs of treatment for intravenous drug abuse to admit individuals into treatment within 14 days after making such a request or 120 days of such a request, if interim services are made available within 48 hours. States will provide, directly or through arrangements with other public or nonprofit entities, tuberculosis services such as counseling, testing, treatment, and early intervention services for substance abusers at risk for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease. Other statutory requirements also apply.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
To be eligible for funding under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) the applicant must be:
1. in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State Vendor Registry;
2. in good standing with all State and federal tax entities;
3. certified as a vendor with the Illinois Office of the Comptroller;
4. currently licensed by IDHS/DASA for all services and sites where funding is requested; and
5. registered as a provider in the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal.
GATA Grantee Portal Registration
An applicant may apply for funding but will not be eligible for an award until the applicant has pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, 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 applicant will be notified that it is ineligible for award as a result of the Dun and Bradstreet verification. The applicant will be informed of corrective action needed to become eligible for a grant award.
Each applicant (unless the applicant is an individual or federal or state awarding agency that is exempt from requirements under 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the federal or state awarding agency under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is also required to:
1. Be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting the application. If needed, the link for SAM registration is:;
2. Provide a valid number from the Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) in the application; and
3. continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal, Federal pass-through or State award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal or State awarding agency.
A Federal pass-through or State award cannot be made until the applicant has complied with all applicable DUNS and SAM requirements. If an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the State awarding agency is ready to make a Federal pass-through or State award, the State awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal pass-through or State award to another applicant.
Failure to meet any of the criteria for eligibility by the time of the application deadline will result in the State awarding agency returning the application without review or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude the State awarding agency from making a State award.
Project Eligibility
Applicants must be licensed by IDHS/DASA, as specified in 77 Ill. Adm. Code, Part 2060, for any proposed substance-related disorder intervention or treatment service PRIOR to submitting an application.
Applicants must attach an IDHS/DASA pre-approved project plan with the funding application when the only request for funding is for specialized recovery support or outreach services that will be delivered as Community Intervention.
Non Discrimination Requirements
The applicant must comply with all applicable provisions of state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and equal employment opportunity including, but not limited to: The Illinois Human Rights Act (775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.), The Public Works Employment Discrimination Act (775 ILCS 10/1 et seq.), The United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) (42 USC 2000a-and 2000H-6), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC 794), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC 12101 et seq.), and The Age Discrimination Act (42 USC 6101 et seq.)
Service Delivery/Documentation/Post-Payment Audit
All services must be provided in accordance with 77 Ill. Adm. Code, Part 2060. All funded intervention and treatment services shall be documented in accordance with Section 2060.325 Patient/Client Records. All recovery support and/or community services require individual service documentation notes. Any intervention service that cannot be individually documented shall be documented in activity/staff activity logs and notes.
All reimbursed services are subject to IDHS/DASA post-payment audit at least annually or upon request. Any reimbursed service that cannot be verified or reconciled with applicable billing reports may result in recoupment.
Any applicant, who meets or exceeds the IDHS State funding threshold, shall submit an annual audit. Applicants who are under this established threshold are required to have an annual financial statement on file.
Funding Restrictions/Contract Conditions
Pre-award costs are not reimbursable.
Each applicant may submit only one application for new funding for each notice of funding opportunity.
Each applicant must agree to adhere to conditions outlined in the following documents:
DASA Contractual Policy Manual -
Grant Agreement -
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Portions of 2 CFR 200/45 CFR Part 75 applies to this program.

Late applications will not be considered or reviewed unless the responsibility for delay is the state awarding agency’s control/responsibility.
Confirmation of submission will be sent via electronic mail documenting the date and time of receipt.
Content and Form of Application Submission
Application Content
Number of pages – Maximum of 5
Font size and typeface - Times New Roman 12
Margins – 1" margins
Paper size – 8.5" X 11"
Number of copies – 1
Assembly requirements – Title page with signatures on the front of the application
Appendix – 1 with a maximum of 2 pages
Electronic submission is permitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) readable format only.
Application Components/Review Information/Notifications
The application and copy must have the name and original signature of the Authorized Organization Representative on the title page. The title page shall also include the mailing address, email and phone number for the Authorized Organization Representative and the applicant’s Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN).
The application must contain a project plan that does not exceed ten pages. The plan must include:
? Brief description of the applicant
? Applicant’s history in providing the services for which funding is requested
? Geographic areas that will be served, including each licensed site location
? DASA License numbers for all sites where funding is requested
? Type of service that will be provided at each funded location
? Target population for each service, including any specialized services or priority populations
? Identification of any evidence based practice utilized at each funded site
? Projected number of unduplicated patients that will be served annually
? A description of how integrated/coordinated services and or supports are utilized
? An assessment of the level of involvement with community self- help/recovery groups
? Specific performance measures (goals, measures, time lines)
Documents that are separately attached as references or confirmation commitments from third parties contributing to the project will not be counted toward the ten page project plan limitation.
If the application is approved, IDHS/DASA will request submission of a current IRS W-9, if not on file with IDHS already, and a copy of a Certificate of Good Standing from the Illinois Office of the Secretary of State.
Application Review Information
Cost sharing will not be considered in the evaluation of any application for funding from IDHS/DASA.

Each application will be evaluated on the following areas:
? Applicant’s history of providing the services for which funding is requested
? Applicant’s ability to address needs of the populations they propose to serve, including cultural and linguistic competency for the services provided
? Applicant’s ability to understand and accurately submit billing and service data
? Applicant’s history of compliance with Ill. Adm. Code, Part 2060
? Applicant’s history of fiscal compliance, including any applicable OMB circular reviews
? Applicant’s history relative to any consumer/services complaints
? Applicant’s ability to fully utilize past funding
? Applicant’s ability to provide recovery coaching and/or recovery based support systems that are linked with community based support or self-help groups
IDHS/DASA will provide notice to the successful applicant prior to executing an agreement for the award funds. This notice is not authorization to begin the proposal. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at this time.
The notice of award letter, sent under separate cover, and signed by the IDHS grants officer (or equivalent) is the authorizing document.

Assistance Consideration
Statutory Formula: Title XIX , Part B, Subpart II and III, Public Law 106-310.
This program has no matching requirements.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Under 42 USC 300x-30, States expenditure for authorized activities at a level that is not less than the average level of such expenditures maintained by the State for the 2-year period preceding the fiscal year for which the State is applying for the grant.
Post Assistance Requirements

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Each State must maintain records which are consistent with their State laws and requirements.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
45 CFR Part 96; also portions of the 2 CFR Part 200/45 CFR Part 75
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
43CYC00293-43CYC00293THE WOMEN'S TREATMENT CENTER07/01/201906/30/2020703,993
43CYC00080-43CYC00080CORNELL INTERVENTIONS INC07/01/201906/30/2020634,279
43CYC00101-43CYC00101Family Guidance Centers, Inc.07/01/201906/30/2020470,958
43CYC00052-43CYC00052Central East Alcoholism & Drug Council07/01/201906/30/2020410,000
43CYC00276-43CYC00276STEPPING STONES, INC.07/01/201906/30/2020391,482