Regional Care Coordination Agency (The RCCA)
CSFA Number: 444-26-3078
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Substance Use Prevention and Recovery
Agency Contact
Bobby Gillmore
Short Description
The Regional Coordination Care Agency (RCCA), directed by the State, will establish sub-awards with organizations providing intervention, treatment, and harm reduction services for substance use disorders and core abatement strategies to prevent opioid overdoses and prospectively improve the social determinants of health throughout the state with a priority of care to support individuals, families, and communities most impacted by the opioid crisis and who continue to face disproportionate service inequities when seeking help across our State. The RCCA will assist in equitably implementing essential State resources.
Federal Authorization
Title 44, Part 7000, (2 CFR 200)
Illinois Statue Authorization
Executive Order 2022-19, 30 ILCS 708
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
Illinois Opioid Allocation Agreement, State of Illinois Overdose Action Plan (SOAP), IDHS/ SUPR Contractual Policy Manual
The RCCA will establish subrecipient contracts with local and regional organizations addressing opioid overdoses, substance use disorders and equity and racial and social justice that are in alignment with the strategies and activities as set forth by IDHS. The services implemented through this award will enhance the ability of the State to support and expand resources that reduce drug overdoses and increase recovery capital initiatives on a regional level, especially in areas that have experienced behavioral health services disparities.
Prime Recipient
UGA Program Terms
Grant funds administered under this NOFO (including subrecipients of the RCCA) are required to adhere to the requirements outlined in: • Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) 30 ILCS 708 • Illinois Administrative Code, Government Contracts, Title 44, Part 7000 • Grantmaking, Procurement, and Property Management, and federal regulations under Grants and Agreements. 2 CFR 200 • The RCCA and its subrecipients shall also adhere to and be accountable for the requirements and policies outlined in the IDHS/ SUPR Contractual Policy Manual.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Education Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations; For-Profit Organizations;
Applicant Eligibility
A successful applicant for the RCCA grant is an organization with experience and capacity in project management, experience applying for and administering large-scale awards ($1MM+), sub-recipient contracting, experience working with local, county, and State agencies and public health initiatives, information systems to support collaborative work, and systems in place to demonstrate efforts toward fulfilling project scope and deliverables.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Persons, families, communities affected by the opioid crisis and substance use disorders
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Subject / Service Area
Human Services
Credentials / Documentation
Excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Preapplication Coordination
The prequalification steps are mandated by Federal Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). An organization must be in qualified status by the application review date set by the State awarding agency as well not have a federal debarred or a State suspended status, nor be on the Illinois Stop Payment List, and be in good standing with the Secretary of State. The GATA registration process includes checking these statuses. Fiscal and Administrative Risk Assessment (ICQ) Entities must complete an Internal Controls Questionnaire (ICQ) as the Fiscal and Administrative Risk Assessment. The ICQ is completed once, annually. All State agencies will utilize the results of the ICQ. The entity can access the ICQ from the grantee portal. The CSA Tracking System The CSA is the system the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) utilizes for approving budgets and issuing grant awards. If an applicant entity is not already registered in the CSA Tracking System, they should begin the registration as soon as possible so they may submit a signed budget to CSA. Successful applicants will NOT be issued an award without a fully approved budget in the CSA System.
Application Procedures
All applications must include the following mandatory forms/attachments: • Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance (Application) • Program Plan/Narrative (as described in the NOFO) • Grant Budget (Uniform Grant Budget Template) • Indirect Cost Rate Information (Centralized Indirect Cost Rate System) Proposal Narrative Content IMPORTANT: The program (proposal) narrative makes up the bulk of your application. Please provide a complete response to the following sections. If the program narrative is missing from your application packet, your application will receive a score of zero points and your agency will not meet the criteria to receive a grant under this notice of funding opportunity. Only one application should be submitted, however, the application must outline the region(s) the applicant will cover in the Narrative Content. The narrative portion must follow the page maximum as prescribed and must be organized in the format outlined below. o The Program Narrative shall not exceed 15 pages. If there are more than 15 pages, the remaining pages will not be reviewed or scored. o All documents must be typed using Times New Roman 12-point type,100% magnification, and use black typeface on a white background, except for letterhead. o For charts and tables, only Times New Roman 10-point with color may be used. o The Program Narrative must be typed single-spaced with 1-inch margins on all sides. o The submission must be on 8 ½ x 11-inch page size using pdf or pdf portfolio. Other Application Requirements The Attachments must be in the following order: Attachment A: Organization Chart Attachment B: Resumes of Key Personnel or Job Description Attachment C: 15-month Project Implementation Timeline Attachment D: Procurement Plan (Not to exceed 5 pages) Attachment E: Approved NICRA (if applicable) Application Packet The application packet consists of: • The three-page Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance form • Cover Page (not scored: The Cover Page must contain the following information and be placed on top of the application packet: o Name of Applicant o Type of Applicant Organization: Address of Applicant Point of Contact and email addresses for Applicant Organization, Fiscal Contact, Program Contact (can be the same as the Applicant POC if TBH), Proposed Region(s) • The Program Narrative (15 pages max, single-spaced, 12-point font) • Attachments A-E (if an attachment does not apply, submit a sheet with the attachment letter and “N/A”) • The Budget must be submitted to the CSA Tracking System Electronic submission is required and should be submitted as follows: • The Division will ONLY accept applications submitted by electronic mail. Applications will NOT be accepted if received by fax machine, hard copy, disk or thumb drive. • Submit the completed grant application (all packet application forms as one pdf) to - DHS.GrantApp@Illinois.Gov with the subject line - Your Organization Name, 23-444-26-3078, Uniform State Grant Application, Sherrine Peyton. Email must NOT be encrypted. • If you have trouble emailing the document due to the file size, please contact Sherrine Peyton, State Opioid Settlement Administrator at
Criteria Selecting Proposals
Merit based review. Applicants may submit for state-wide, multiple regions, or a single region, however, preference is for a single organization with the capacity to coordinate the program for each region. Scored Section Max Points A. Organizational Experience 20 B. Capacity to Coordinate State or Regional Services 20 C. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 10 D. Fiscal & Performance Monitoring 20 E. Data Collection & Reporting 5 F. Training & Technical Assistance to Subrecipients 5 G. Grant Budget 10 H. Single RCCA for the State of Illinois 10 Total Possible 100
Award Procedures
All competitive grant applications are subject to merit-based review.
The application and all required documentation shall be submitted electronically and should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2023
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
Up to 14 calendar days after the date the grant award notice has been published.
Competitive grant appeals are limited to the evaluation process. Evaluation scores may not be protested. Only the evaluation process is subject to appeal and shall be reviewed by IDHS' Appeal Review Officer (ARO). Appeals submission may be sent to the IDHS contact: Name of Agency contact for appeals: Sherrine Peyton Email of Agency contact for appeals: Email Subject Line: "Agency name The RCCA 23-444-26-3078 Appeal Sherrine Peyton" An appeal must be submitted in writing to the IDHS appeals submission contact listed above, who will send the appeal to the IDHS ARO for consideration. • An appeal must be received within 14 calendar days after the date that the grant award notice has been published. • The written appeal shall include at a minimum the following: o Name and address of the appealing party. o Identification of the grant; and o Statement of reasons for the appeal. o Supporting documentation, if applicable Response to Appeal IDHS will acknowledge receipt of an appeal within fourteen (14) calendar days from the date the appeal was received. • IDHS will respond to the appeal within 60 days or supply a written explanation to the appealing party as to why additional time is required. • The appealing party must supply any additional information requested by IDHS within the time set in the request. Resolution The ARO shall make a recommendation to the Agency Head or designee as expeditiously as possible after receiving all relevant, requested information. • In determining the appropriate recommendation, the ARO shall consider the integrity of the competitive grant process and the impact of the recommendation on the State Agency. • The Agency will resolve the appeal by means of written determination. • The determination shall include, but not be limited to: o Review of the appeal. o Appeal determination; and o Rationale for the determination.
Grantees may be eligible to receive one subsequent grant renewal for this program. Renewals are at the discretion of the Department, based on performance and sufficient appropriations.
Formula Matching Requirements
Uses and Restrictions
Upon execution of the grant agreement, reporting shall be in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Uniform Grant Agreement and related Exhibits, which include, but is not limited to the following: • Time Period for Required Periodic Financial Reports. Grantee shall submit financial reports to Grantor under Paragraph 13.1 of the Uniform Grant Agreement, and reports must be submitted no later than 15 days after the quarter ends. • Time Period for Close-out Reports. Grantee shall submit a Close-out Report pursuant to Paragraph 13.2 of the Uniform Grant Agreement and no later than 15 days after this Agreement's end of the period of performance or termination. • Time Period for Required Periodic Performance Reports. Grantee shall submit Performance Reports to Grantor pursuant to Paragraph 14.1 of the Uni form Grant Agreement and such reports must be submitted no later than 30 days after the quarter ends. • Time Period for Close-out Performance Reports. Grantee agrees to submit a Close-out Performance Report, pursuant to Paragraph 14.2 of the Uniform Grant Agreement, and no later than 30 days after this Agreement's end of the period of performance or termination. • Other Unique Programmatic Reporting Requirements: Additional annual performance data may be collected as directed by the Department and in a format prescribed by the Department
JCAR Title 44 Illinois Administrative Code 7000.90 Auditing Standards
JCAR Title 44 Illinois Administrative Code 7000.430 Record Retention
Account Identification
0001.44426.4400.001000PY 0509.44426.4900.000000NE 0642.44426.4900.000300NE
FY23 up to $4,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$500,000 - $4,000,000
Program Accomplishments
The RCCA will establish subrecipient contracts with local and regional organizations addressing opioid overdoses, substance use disorders and equity and racial and social justice that are in alignment with the strategies and activities as set forth by IDHS/SUPR. On a quarterly basis, The RCCA will develop or collaborate with local or regional recovery councils or coalitions that can inform the RCCA and the State of regional disparities associated with substance use disorders and people's living and working conditions, such as housing access, medical care, and overdose spikes in the region. In addition, the RCCA will complete an annual work plan that includes how the RCCA sub-recipients’ organizations plan to address institutionalized inequities and improve people's social determinants of health regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or ability. The RCCCA will establish a process to ensure that all contract under the responsibility of the RCCA’s are in compliance with applicable State and federal laws related to procurement requirements, including the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). Further, the RCCA’s and sub-recipients shall adhere to applicable legal, federal, and State requirements related to relevant funding sources, including but not limited to conditions outlined in the Opioid Settlement Agreement, Illinois Cannabis Regulation Fund Act, and applicable regulatory requirements such as the Illinois Substance Use Disorder Act, and any other relevant State statutes. The RCCA will provide training and technical assistance to sub-recipients to meet their program implementation and reporting requirements and meet and sustain compliance with all applicable State and federal laws related to procurement, including the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA). Through the input of regional stakeholders, recovery councils, or coalitions, the RCCA will ensure that State funds address local priorities concerning the opioid crisis, community disparities, and new substance use disorder trends in their designated region. Proposed efforts funded with State money must address equity and inclusion issues, be culturally and linguistically competent, improve the social determinants of health in the region and, as applicable, fall under strategies identified in the State Overdose Action Plan, Executive Order 2020-19, or IL Opioid Allocation Agreement.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Assistance Location 217-720-7250
Headquarters Office
401 S. Clinton, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL
Program Website
Example Projects
Published Date
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2023 : $4,000,000
FY 2024 : $4,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
43CCC03790-43CCC03790ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN POTENTIAL, INC07/01/202306/30/202463,389,178