Communities of Color Special At Risk Populations
CSFA Number: 482-00-0931
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
James Reed
217-558-5131
james.reed@illinois.gov
Short Description
This initiative is funded through State of Illinois general revenue funding, and funds HIV prevention, education, testing, and care programs targeting communities of color, specifically programs with the capacity to reach special at risk minority populations to include, but not limited to, men who have sex with men, homeless, ex-offenders, sex workers, those with a history of mental illness or substance abuse, and other difficult to reach populations.

These specific efforts are necessary due to the unique problems that many of these individuals may face that places them at greater risk for HIV disease.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
20 ILCS 2310/2310-25, Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law)
Objectives and Goals
Key staff members must have a minimum of two years’ experience conducting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV interventions with the proposed targeted HIV special at risk population and provide documentation of that experience with the application.

Grantee organization and key staff members must demonstrate the capacity to successfully provide services to members of the proposed targeted HIV special at risk population.

Grantee must have documented proof of appropriate linkage agreements, and an explanation as to how these collaborators will contribute to the overall accomplishment of project description and objectives.

Key staff members must provide documentation of successful completion of training in any identified DEBI to be utilized.

Grantee organization and key staff members must provide documentation of ability to provide HIV counseling and testing services if those services are a component of the application. Documentation should include proof of the completion of a Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Section approved HIV course, or the completion of a Chicago Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS approved HIV course.

Organization must demonstrate they have the fiscal/organizational capacity to administer and implement all proposed activities and tasks. Application Review Information Categories Optimal Score Design and Implementation-25 Points Scope of Work-Overall Work-15 Points Scope of Work-Quarterly Objectives-15 Points Scope of Work-Measurement Instruments-15 Points Scope of Work-Timeline-10 Points Budget Detail & Justification-20 Points Exclusion Criteria.

Your application will be deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed if:

• The application is not electronically submitted by the time specified for submission.
• The application is incomplete, omitting required questions response or attachments. The application does not follow format instructions.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services is requesting proposals for HIV prevention, education, testing, and care programs targeting communities of color and is specifically looking for organizations with the capacity to reach special at-risk minority populations.

Special at risk population is defined as a sub group or sub population that is disenfranchised due to a social or psychological condition which predisposes them to be at risk for HIV disease.

Consideration will be specifically given to programs targeting minority men who have sex with men, the homeless, ex-offenders, sex workers, transgender individuals, refugees, and those with a history of mental illness or substance abuse.

These specific efforts are necessary due to the unique problems that many of these individuals may face that places them at greater risk for HIV disease.

Programs should be unique and culturally innovative and increase the Center for Minority Health Services' ability to address the complexities that make these populations more vulnerable. These program characteristics should be carefully detailed within the application.
Eligibility Requirements
Successful applicants will have demonstrated their capacity to successfully provide services to their selected population and will also demonstrate experience in working collaboratively with entities that provide the greatest access to the target population.

Applicants who propose to target specific risk groups within the selected special population that have shown recent increases in local HIV incidence data will be noted as demonstrated responsiveness based on the epidemiology of their proposed target area.

Successful applicants should incorporate strategies that will increase the number of high risk individuals from the target population who test for HIV and return for their HIV test results, and that will increase the number of HIV positive individuals from the target population who are linked into HIV/AIDS care and treatment services within forty-eight hours of their HIV diagnosis.

Successful applicants must implement interventions that are scalable, cost-effective and have demonstrated potential to reduce new infections in the target population to yield a major impact on the HIV epidemic.

Agencies funded to conduct interventions must themselves conduct, collaborate with another agency, or have referral agreements in place to provide approved public health strategies to clients receiving the interventions. Public health strategies include counseling, testing, and referral services, comprehensive risk counseling services, sexually transmitted infection screenings and vaccinations, and partner services.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Key staff members must have a minimum of two years’ experience conducting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV interventions with the proposed targeted HIV special at risk population and provide documentation of that experience with the application.

Grantee organization and key staff members must demonstrate the capacity to successfully provide services to members of the proposed targeted HIV special at risk population.

Grantee must have documented proof of appropriate linkage agreements, and an explanation as to how these collaborators will contribute to the overall accomplishment of project description and objectives.

Key staff members must provide documentation of successful completion of training in any identified DEBI to be utilized.

Grantee organization and key staff members must provide documentation of ability to provide HIV counseling and testing services if those services are a component of the application. Documentation should include proof of the completion of a Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Section approved HIV course, or the completion of a Chicago Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS approved HIV course.

Organization must demonstrate they have the fiscal/organizational capacity to administer and implement all proposed activities and tasks. Application Review Information Categories Optimal Score Design and Implementation-25 Points Scope of Work-Overall Work-15 Points Scope of Work-Quarterly Objectives-15 Points Scope of Work-Measurement Instruments-15 Points Scope of Work-Timeline-10 Points Budget Detail & Justification-20 Points Exclusion Criteria.

Your application will be deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed if:

• The application is not electronically submitted by the time specified for submission.
• The application is incomplete, omitting required questions response or attachments. The application does not follow format instructions.
Assistance Consideration
Cost Sharing or Matching is not required
Post Assistance Requirements
Successful applicants will be required to submit Periodic Financial and Periodic Performance Reports on a quarterly basis by default. Some applicants may be required to or opt to submit reports monthly.

Specific reporting requirements will be detailed within the terms of each grant agreement. Reports may include the demographic and geographic indicators of individuals receiving direct service(s) from the Grantee through activities funded under the MAI ADAP program.

Direct service(s) refers to the act of providing service/assistance directly to individuals, targeted groups and communities that make up the beneficiary population. Direct service may entail face-to-face contact with clients, individually or in group settings.

This report shall include, but not be limited to, the following metrics in the format provided to the Grantee by the State, if they are available:

a. Race
b. Ethnicity
c. Geographic area
d. Sex
e. Primary language
f. Sexual or gender identity
g. Disability, if any
h. Insurance status
i. Income level
j. Age

Report narratives and Work Plan results shall accompany these metrics and include details of the program impacts upon or influences on social and structural determinants of health within individuals, targeted groups and communities that make up the beneficiary population.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Reference material is available online via the IDPH EGRAMS database and web portal: https://idphgrants.com
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $700,000
FY 2018 : $800,000
FY 2019 : $704,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
DetailsN/ANot Applicable06/10/2016 - 07/11/2016 : 6:00pm
Details482-00-0931Not Applicable08/08/2017 - 09/08/2017 : 10:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
90180032GFifth Street Renaissance07/01/201806/30/2020224,900
90180035GIllinois Public Health Association07/01/201806/30/2020150,000
90180040GSinai Health System07/01/201806/30/2020109,999
90180041GSpringfield Urban League, Inc.07/01/201806/30/2020100,000
90180039GRenz Addiction Counseling Center07/01/201806/30/2020100,000