Genetic Counseling
CSFA Number: 482-00-0916
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Rebecca Barnett
217-782-1227
Rebecca.Barnett@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Office of Health Promotion, will provide funding to genetic centers to increase the availability of statewide genetic services to families in Illinois who have a child or family member with a heritable condition or are at risk for a genetic condition/concern.

The genetic centers provide follow-up for diagnosis, treatment and counseling of clients. In addition, education and information about genetic disorders will be provided to health care providers and communities.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
Newborn Metabolic Screening Act [410 ILCS 240]
Objectives and Goals
Goal 1: Provide genetic counseling services to clients referred from newborn screening or community medical providers.
Objective 1: Provide genetic counseling services, such as providing information to families affected by genetic disorders or birth defects or families who may be at risk of inherited conditions, interpreting information about the disorder, analyzing inheritance patterns and risk of recurrence, reviewing genetic testing options and providing potential long-term patient care, when clinically indicated, to patients referred from hospitals, satellite clinics or local health departments.

Goal 2: Increase awareness of genetics in the community through planned educational activities to consumers, health care professionals, medical and genetic counseling students, and local health departments.
Objective 1: Provide a minimum of one genetics-related educational or outreach activity per quarter to health care professionals and/or consumers, such as staff continuing education, in person presentations, webinars, displays, development of educational material, brochures, DNA Day, public service announcements, and other genetic activities to increase awareness of the importance of family health history and the genetics program and services offered.

Goal 3: Collaborate with and mentor local health departments or community medical providers in coordinating genetic referrals services for their clients and acting as a resource for educational services.
Objective 1: Share the Genetic Center’s referral protocol describing procedures with the local health departments or providers to follow when initiating referrals and provide educational services to local health departments as needed.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Description of Services:
Goal 1: Provide genetic counseling services to clients referred from newborn screening or community medical providers.
Objective 1: Provide genetic counseling services, such as providing information to families affected by genetic disorders or birth defects or families who may be at risk of inherited conditions, interpreting information about the disorder, analyzing inheritance patterns and risk of recurrence, reviewing genetic testing options and providing potential long-term patient care, when clinically indicated, to patients referred from hospitals, satellite clinics or local health departments.

Goal 2: Increase awareness of genetics in the community through planned educational activities to consumers, health care professionals, medical and genetic counseling students, and local health departments.
Objective 1: Provide a minimum of one genetics-related educational or outreach activity per quarter to health care professionals and/or consumers, such as staff continuing education, in person presentations, webinars, displays, development of educational material, brochures, DNA Day, public service announcements, and other genetic activities to increase awareness of the importance of family health history and the genetics program and services offered.

Goal 3: Collaborate with and mentor local health departments or community medical providers in coordinating genetic referrals services for their clients and acting as a resource for educational services.
Objective 1: Share the Genetic Center’s referral protocol describing procedures with the local health departments or providers to follow when initiating referrals and provide educational services to local health departments as needed.

Unallowable or prohibited uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to the following:
-Political or religious purposes
-Contributions or donations
-Fundraising or legislative lobbying expenses
-Payment of bad or non-program related debts, fines or penalties
-Contribution to a contingency fund or provision for unforeseen events
-Research
-Incentives, including but not limited to t-shirts, bags, backpacks, hats, pencils, rulers, coloring books,
stress balls, band-aid holders, mugs and cookware.
-Entertainment, food, alcoholic beverages and gratuities
-Membership fees, interest or financial payments, or other fines or penalties
-Purchase or improvement of land or purchase, improvement or construction of a building
-Lease of facility space
-Equipment in excess of 5 percent of the grant award.
-Expenditures that may create conflict of interest or the perception of impropriety
-Audit expenses
-Exhibit fees of any kind
-Subscription costs
-Association dues
-Expenses for credentialing (e.g., CHES certification, CGC)
-Physician salaries
-Airfare
-Out-of-state travel costs


Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include genetic centers funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health in State Fiscal Year 2019 providing genetic counseling services to Illinois residents. Applications will be reviewed, evaluated and funded based on program need, availability of funds and history of efficient use of Genetic Counseling grant funds.

Eligible applicants must meet pre-qualification requirements through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal prior to applying. http://www.grants.illinois.gov.

Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations; Other;
Application and Award Processing
Eligible applicants include genetic centers funded by Illinois Department of Public Health in State Fiscal Year 2019.

Applicants will be reviewed, evaluated and funded based on program need, availability of funds and history of efficient use of Genetic Counseling grant funds.

Eligible applicants may apply for a grant, however, will not be eligible for a grant award until pre-qualification has occurred through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal. http://www.grants.illinois.gov.

Assistance Consideration
Cost sharing is not required.
Post Assistance Requirements
1st Quarter Report Due By: October 31, 2019
2nd Quarter Report Due By: January 31, 2020
3rd Quarter Report Due By: April 30, 2020
4th Quarter Report Due By: July 31, 2020
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
N/A
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $1,642,100
FY 2018 : $1,642,100
FY 2019 : $1,642,100
FY 2020 : $1,694,920
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
None
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
03788117HThe Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois – Chicago (Dr. Hoganson)07/01/201906/30/2020200,000
03788104HAnn and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago07/01/201906/30/2020164,999
03788106HHektoen Institute for Medical Research07/01/201906/30/2020131,000
03788101HAdvocate Christ Medical Center07/01/201906/30/2020120,000
03788114HSaint Louis University07/01/201906/30/2020120,000