Notice of Funding Opportunity

FFY14-17 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program Residential Substance Abuse Treatment and Aftercare

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting proposals for grants supporting residential substance abuse treatment and aftercare services. Grants will be made with federal fiscal year 2014-17 (FFY14-17) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) funds. Approximately $315,000 in funding is available in three program categories for use over a period of 12 months.

Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. June 13, 2017

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Program requirements:

RSAT funds may be used to implement three types of programs: corrections-based, jail-based, and aftercare. Applications involving partnerships with community-based substance abuse treatment programs are encouraged. Agencies may apply for funding in more than one program category.

Program Category
Corrections-based substance abuse treatment
Jail-based substance abuse treatment
Aftercare

All categories

Individuals who participate in a substance abuse treatment program established or implemented with funding from this program must be provided aftercare services. Aftercare services must involve coordination between the correctional treatment program and other social service and rehabilitation programs, such as education and job training, parole supervision, halfway houses, self-help, and peer group programs.

To qualify as an aftercare program, the substance abuse treatment program must work in conjunction with state and local authorities and organizations involved in substance abuse treatment to assist in the placement of program participants into community substance abuse treatment facilities post-release.

Corrections-based substance abuse treatment

Programs must:

  • Engage participants for a period of between 6 and 12 months.
  • Provide residential treatment facilities set apart—in a completely separate facility or dedicated housing unit exclusively for use by RSAT participants—from the general correctional population.
  • Focus on the inmate’s substance use diagnosis and addiction-related needs.
  • Develop the inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance use and related problems.
  • Require urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants, including both periodic and random testing, and for former participants while they remain in the custody of the state or local government.
  • Prepare participants for successful community reintegration, including post-release referral to appropriate evidence-based aftercare treatment and service providers that support the use of medication-assisted treatment.

If possible, RSAT participation should be limited to inmates with 6 to 12 months remaining in their confinement.

If possible, program design should be based on effective, scientific practices.

Jail-based substance abuse treatment

Programs must:

  • Engage participants for at least three months.
  • Focus on the inmate’s substance use diagnosis and addiction-related needs.
  • Develop the inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills to solve the substance use and related problems with emphasis on the provision of cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Require urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing for program participants, including both periodic and random testing, and for former participants while they remain in the custody of the state or local government.
  • Prepare participants for successful community reintegration, including post-release referral to appropriate evidence-based aftercare treatment and service providers that support the use of medication-assisted treatment.
  • If possible, jail-based programs should separate the treatment population from the general correctional population and program design should be based on effective, scientific practices.

Aftercare

Programs must:

  • Involve coordination between the correctional treatment program and other social service and rehabilitation programs, such as education and job training, parole supervision, halfway houses, self-help, and peer group programs.
  • Work in conjunction with state and local authorities and organizations involved in substance abuse treatment to assist in the placement of program participants into community substance abuse treatment facilities on release.

In addition:

  • If federal or matching funds are used for the purpose of providing treatment to offenders after release, the time period of treatment may not exceed one year after release.
  • To qualify as an aftercare program, the head of the substance abuse treatment program must work in conjunction with state and local authorities and organizations involved in substance abuse treatment to assist in the placement of program participants into community substance abuse treatment facilities post-release.

Eligibility Requirements:

Agencies must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov, to become eligible to apply for an award. Applicants must have completed the GATA pre-qualification process and received approval of their Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) by the date of application to be considered for funding.

Applications from agencies that have not received ICQ approval will not be reviewed.

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are limited to Illinois counties and state agencies. Private and non-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

Application Materials:

Click here for the 2017 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Application.

Deadline:

Completed application materials must be emailed to CJA.2017rsatNOFO@Illinois.gov by 11:59 p.m., June 13, 2017, to be considered for funding. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in-person. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Available Funds:

Grants will be made with federal fiscal year 2014-17 (FFY14-17) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program awards received by ICJIA from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance. Approximately wake up has $315,000 in RSAT funds is available through this funding opportunity. Approximately $65,000 of this amount must be awarded to local government agencies.

Period of Performance:

Grant awards resulting from this opportunity are projected to have a performance period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Contingent on satisfactory performance, ICJIA staff may recommend to its Board a maximum of 24 additional months of funding for each project.

Contact Information:

Gregory Stevens
Program Administrator
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 West Adams, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
Gregory.Stevens@illinois.gov
312-793-0890

Required Technical Assistance Session:

A required pre-application webinar offering technical assistance will be available for viewing at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Register for Mandatory Webinar

Information provided during this webinar recording will be unofficial and not binding on the state.

Notice of Intent:

Agencies interested in submitting an application are asked to submit an online Notice of Intent by 11:59 p.m., May 12, 2017.

Submit Notice of Intent

Timeline:

Task Date
NOFO posted Friday, April 14, 2017
Applicant webinar registration deadline Thursday, April 27, 2017
Applicant webinar Monday, May 1, 2017
Letters of Intent due date Friday, May 12, 2017
NOFO question submission deadline Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Applications due 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Notices of State Award released Monday, August 1, 2017
Budget Committee review/approval of recommended designations September 2017
Projected program start date October 1, 2017

Reporting:

Recipients must submit quarterly financial reports, quarterly progress reports, final financial and progress reports, and, if applicable, an annual audit report in accordance with the CFR Part 200 Uniform Requirements. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.

In addition, funded programs will be required to report performance measures through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance portal at https://bjapmt.ojp.gov

Required Documents:

The following documents must be emailed to CJA.2017rsatNOFO@Illinois.gov by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2017, for application review. Click the links below to download copies.

Download ALL Application Documents (zip file)