School Health Center Grant
CSFA Number: 482-00-0928
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Jean Becker
Short Description
The purpose of the School Health Center grant is to provide funding to agencies to operate School Health Centers in compliance with Illinois Administrative Code Title 77, Chapter IV, Subchapter J, and Part 2200 Illinois Standards for School Based/Linked Health Centers.

The purpose of the School Health Center is to improve the overall physical and emotional health of students, including underserved racial and ethnic populations, by promoting healthy lifestyles and by providing available and accessible preventative health care when it is needed

Health centers will provide routine medical care to students enrolled in designated schools that have obtained written parental consent or are otherwise allowed by law to give their own consent.

Each regular clinic user shall undergo a health risk assessment and receive related anticipatory guidance, treatment or referral in response to findings.

Each local advisory board shall decide whether other services (dental, mental health, drug and substance abuse counseling and contraceptive services) will be provided on site or by referral.

Students in need of care beyond the scope of that offered at the health center shall be referred to specialists as needed.
Subject Area
Human Services
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
o Illinois Administrative Code Title 77, Chapter VI, Subchapter J, Part 2200

o Illinois Standards for School Based/Linked Health Centers

o Public Act 095-0488 School Health Center Act.
Objectives and Goals
Program Objectives include the following:
1) To improve student knowledge of preventative health care;
2) Provide early detection of chronic disorders and early treatment of acute health problems;
3) Improve decision-making about health matters;
4) Reduce risk-taking behaviors;
5) Develop health promoting behaviors;
6) Provide preventative care;
7) Provide initial emergency treatment of injuries and illness with appropriate subsequent referral;
8) Detect signs of emotional stress and psycho-social problems for treatment, counseling or referral;
9) Facilitate students’ use of health care systems by establishing links with primary health care providers;
10) Promote continuing comprehensive health care for students of all ages, minimally for the students attending that school;
11) And improve transition from pediatric to adult health care when appropriate.
12) Increase awareness, knowledge, and competency in suicide prevention, assessment, and treatment.

Goals of this grant include the following:
1) Enhance early identification of child and adolescent risk behaviors and provision of necessary anticipatory guidance, treatment or referral
2) Reduce morbidity related to sexually transmitted infections
3) Increase percentage of clinic users who are fully immunized;
4) Promote optimal health outcomes, safety, and skill development for the future in regular clinic users through purposeful, planned movement (transition) from child-centered health care to adult-oriented health care; and
5) Increase awareness, knowledge, and competency in suicide prevention, assessment, and treatment for first responders, health care workers, and school personnel.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The funding for this grant will be utilized for the continued operation of Illinois SBHCs as well as quality improvement initiatives within the SBHCs. Direct Administrative Costs must not exceed 10% of the total award amount. No indirect costs are allowed for this grant.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are limited to those agencies that certified School Health Center grantees through the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health and Family Services, and who maintain certified School Health Center status. Types of applicant organizations eligible to apply include:

• Government organizations
• Non-profit organizations
• Hospitals

The applicant must be identified under the “Eligible applicants: list provided below:

• Alivio Medical Center
• Anna-Jonesboro Community High School
• Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center Inc.
• Board of Education of the City of Peoria
• Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
• Board of Trustees of University of Illinois
• Cass County Health Department
• Crusader, Inc.
• East Side Health District
• Erie Family Health Center
• Evanston Township High School District #202 (Cook County)
• Heartland Health Center
• Hektoen Institute on behalf of CCHHS
• Kankakee School District #111
• Livingston County Health Department
• Loyola University of Chicago
• Macoupin County Public Health Department
• Maine Township High School District #207
• Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
• Promise Healthcare, Urbana School Health Center
• Rock Island County Health Department
• Rush University Medical Center
• Shawnee Health Service and Development Corporation
• TCA Health, Inc.
• VNA Healthcare
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; Other;
Application and Award Processing
Pre-application communication is not required.

The application format is provided via e-GrAMS as mandated for all Illinois Department of Public Health Grants. The application MUST be completed in its entirety. This includes submission of all mandatory forms required for all agencies and submission of School Health Program-specific mandatory documents and forms. While some of the sections in the application related specifically to the School Health Center Grant, many sections must be completed for all IDPH grant programs.

After you have completed your application in e-GrAMS, make sure to print a copy and click the “Submit” button.

You MUST submit all required documents via e-GrAMS.

Upon completion of the submission and review process, and the provision of any missing items as appropriate, each successful grantee will receive a grant agreement to be signed by the entity’s authorized official.

The grant agreement is not binding on the parties until it has been fully executed by the Illinois Department of Public Health and a fully executed, original copy is provided to the grantee.

Anticipated Announcement of award is July 1, 2019.
Assistance Consideration
Matching funds (cash/in-kind contributions) are not required by the applicant. If your center receives cash/in-kind contributions, these need to be included in the total operating budget reported in EGrAMS and specified in the grant budget summary.

Indirect costs are not allowed for this grant.

Administrative costs are limited to a maximum of 10% of Title V grant funding.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports required for this grant are required as outlined in the Notice of Non-Competitive Funding Information (NCFI). Record retention requirements and auditing requirements have not changed from previous grant cycles. Review the NCFI for a detailed description of reporting requirements.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The purpose of the School Health Center grant is to provide funding to agencies to operate School Health Centers in compliance with Illinois Administrative Code Title 77, Chapter IV, Subchapter J, Part 2200, the Illinois Standards for School Based/Linked Health Centers, and Public Act 095-0488 School Health Center Act.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $4,278,200
FY 2018 : $4,278,200
FY 2019 : $4,278,200
FY 2020 : $4,278,200
FY 2021 : $4,278,200
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
06380026HErie Family Health Center07/01/201906/30/2021866,000
06380028HHeartland International Health Centers dba Heartland Health Centers07/01/201906/30/2021662,000
06380038HRush University Medical Center07/01/201906/30/2021630,560
06380037HRock Island County07/01/201906/30/2021460,000
06380025HEast Side Health District07/01/201906/30/2021452,000