Local Health Protection Grant
CSFA Number: 482-00-0901
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Scott Henkel
217-785-2075
Scott.Henkel@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Local Health Protection Grant (LHPG) provides funding to certified local health departments to ensure that basic levels of protection for Illinois residents are maintained at the community level for infectious diseases, food protection, safety of the potable water supply, and private sewage disposal. In addition, for a limited number of pre-identified certified local health departments, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) funding is available to assist in establishing PrEP site initiatives in local health department sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics by building infrastructure to enroll clients in PrEP to decrease the number of new cases of HIV infection by increasing access to PrEP.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Local Health Protection Grant Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 615
Objectives and Goals
The Local Health Protection Grant (LHPG) provides funding to certified local health departments to ensure that basic levels of protection for Illinois residents are maintained at the community level for infectious diseases, food protection, safety of the potable water supply, and private sewage disposal. The goal of the PrEP funding is to decrease the number of new cases of HIV infection by increasing access to PrEP by establishing PrEP site iniatives in local health department STD clinics and other designated sites by building infrastructure to enroll clients in PrEP. During the cours of the grant period, the grantee must show progression toward implementation of a PrEP program following the Illinois Department of Public Health, HIV/STD Sections’ PrEP Guidance.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
LHPG funds may be used by certified local health departments for any health protection program or service including, but not limited to, Infectious Diseases, Food Protection, Potable Water Supply and Private Sewage. The grant funds are intended to supplement other Federal, State and local funds available to support local health protection programs, including the foup programs that must be assured. Provided the four programs are assured, the local health departments may use LHPG funds for any health protection program, activity or service, or for shared management or administrative support costs (which must be detailed by budget line item). Indirect costs are not allowed for the LHPG program. PrEP program funding must be used for expenses related to the planning for and implementation of a PrEP program
Eligibility Requirements
Only certified local health departments in Illinois are eligible to apply for a grant under the LHPG program. Section 615.200 of the Local Health Protection Grant Code [77 Ill. Adm. Code 615] states that a local health department is eligible to receive LHPG funds if it is certified pursuant to Section 600.210 of the Certified Local Health Department Code [77 Ill. Adm. Code 600] and if it assures that the four health protection programs of infectious diseases, food protection, potable water supply and private sewage disposal are provided in accordance with the Local Health Protection Grant Code. Assumption of direct service by another unit of local government shal fulfill this assurance for that protion of the local health department’s jurisdiction.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Grantee Pre-Qualification - All entities must be qualified to do business with the State of Illinois. To be qualified for a grant award, an entity must: • Have a valid DUNS number; • Have a current SAM.gov account; • Not be on the Federal Excluded Parties List; • Be in Good Standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, as applicable; • Not be on the Illinois Stop Payment list; • Not on the Dept. of Healthcare and Family Services Provider Sanctions list. Entities must complete an Internal Controls Questionnaire (ICQ) as the Fiscal and Administrative Risk Assessment. The ICQ is completed once, annually. All state agencies will utilize the results of the ICQ. The entity can access the ICQ from the grantee portal. Application Procedure - All applications must be submitted via the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Electronic Grants Administration and Management System, EGrAMS. All Sections of the application must be complete. Criterial for Selecting Grantees: - This is a non-competitive grant. All eligible applicants will receive a grant award. There are no merit-based review criteria for evaluating the applications. Each application will be reviewed for completeness and accuracy. Applications lacking any required information will be returned to the application for correction and re-submission. Because the LHPG is a non-competitive, formula-based grant program, all eligible applicants will receive a grant award. Award Notices – Upon final approval by IDPH of the EGrAMS grant application, the applicant will be sent a grant agreement through EGrAMS. Each applicant will be required to print the grant agreement, sign it and return it to IDPH for execution. After execution, a copy of the executed grant agreement will be provided to the applicant.
Assistance Consideration
NA
Post Assistance Requirements
The LHPG requires quarterly programmatic reports and quarterly expenditure reports, as well as an annual self-evaluation for the Food Protection Program. The quarterly programmatic reports and the annual self-evaluation must be submitted through an online application on the IDPH Web Portal. The quarterly expenditure reports may be e-mailed (scanned as a PDF file) or mailed.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Local Health Protection Grant Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 615)

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $17,098,500
FY 2018 : $18,478,500
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
05080011HCity of Chicago d/b/a Chicago Department of Public Health.07/01/201906/30/202110,828,790
05080017HCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201906/30/20216,457,966
05080011H-LHPGCity of Chicago d/b/a Chicago Department of Public Health.07/01/201906/30/20215,504,402
05080017H-LHPGCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201906/30/20214,479,102
05080023HDuPage County Health Department07/01/201906/30/20212,130,234