Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities
CSFA Number: 482-00-0911
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Gail DeVito
217-785-1054
gail.devito@illinois.gov
Short Description
The purpose of the Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities (ITFC) grant program is to provide funding to Illinois-certified local health departments (LHDs) to implement science-based, policy-focused tobacco prevention and control strategies and activities within their jurisdictions, or strategies for the prevention and management of tobacco-related chronic diseases, specifically hypertension, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes.

Local program strategies under ITFC funding should be aligned with State and national goals and objectives to prevent tobacco use initiation among youth, promote quitting tobacco use among adults and youth, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, identify and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities, and achieve health equity among population groups with a disproportionate burden of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

All proposed tobacco control strategies should adhere to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs (2014) (CDC Best Practices). All proposed tobacco-related chronic disease control strategies should adhere to CDC Health System Scorecard or American Medical Association (AMA) Guidelines for hypertension, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes.

Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Section 2310-25 of the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law (20 ILCS 2310)
Objectives and Goals
The objective of this grant is to provide funding to certified local health departments to implement evidence-based strategies for prevention of youth tobacco initiation, secondhand smoke elimination, including promotion and enforcement of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, and tobacco cessation, including promotion of and referral to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, within their jurisdictions.

Local tobacco prevention and control programs should be planned and implemented to identify and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities among specific population groups. The long-term goal of the program is to eliminate morbidity and mortality related to tobacco use among Illinois residents and to reduce the economic burden of treating tobacco-related illnesses.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Funding must be used for activities to enforce and promote compliance with the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, and conduct selected tobacco prevention and control grant enhancement projects, in accordance with the Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be Certified Local Health Departments
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Application review and approval will be completed by a tobacco control program review team based on adherence to ITFC grant application guidelines, budget preparation instructions and requirements for core and grant enhancement Implementation Plan proposals by
funding level, and timely submission of applications in EGrAMS. 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
Formula funding is applied using a base level and other criteria
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly fiscal and program reporting, as specified in the grant agreement, are required of all grantees.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
• Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control
• Programs (2014), Smoke-Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82),
• Smoke Free Illinois Code (77 IAC 949)
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $3,916,549
FY 2019 : $4,026,365
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
03281008HCity of Chicago d/b/a Chicago Department of Public Health.07/01/201906/30/2020649,190
03281011HCook County Department of Public Health07/01/201906/30/2020601,513
03281014HDuPage County Health Department07/01/201906/30/2020223,048
03281013HDeKalb County Health Department07/01/201906/30/2020200,000
03281025HJackson County Health Department07/01/201906/30/2020200,000