Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and Adult Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board Announce
Notice of Funding Opportunity for SFY17 Planning Grants


The Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) Oversight Board is requesting applications from counties or groups of counties for planning grants to convene stakeholders, analyze data, and conduct other activities to determine how best to implement a local ARI program to divert non-violent offenders from prison into community-based supervision and services.

By the end of the planning grant period, funded jurisdictions must complete and submit a local ARI implementation plan using the standard plan template (available at http://www.icjia.state.il.us/redeploy/standard-plan.cfm). Funded jurisdictions are under no obligation to implement the plan.

Grant activities and expenses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Employing an outside facilitator or strategic planning consultant.
  • Conducting an outside or in-house data analysis.
  • Providing stakeholder training.
  • Conducting site visits to observe successful diversion programs.
  • Community resource mapping.

A maximum of $100,000 will be made available through this planning grant opportunity. A county or a group of counties may request up to $30,000 under this opportunity. In past years, counties and groups of counties have been awarded planning grants ranging from $3,500 to $30,000.

Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) is a state initiative to reduce the number of non-violent offenders entering prison. ARI provides financial incentives to local jurisdictions (counties or judicial circuits) to increase community-based supervision and services that are proven to reduce recidivism as safe alternatives to incarceration. ARI sites agree to reduce by 25 percent the number of people they send to the Illinois Department of Corrections from targeted populations. ARI has grown from five county sites in 2011 to 19 sites covering 38 counties in State Fiscal Year 2017 (SFY17). ARI planning grants and subsequent local planning activities are a key component of the steady growth of ARI.

Notice: Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity Application and General Instructions >>

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Read the Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) SFY17 Planning Grant FAQ >>

Eligibility:

Any Illinois county or a group of counties may apply for an ARI planning grant. Under the Illinois Crime Reduction Act [730 ILCS 190/20(d).], only counties or groups of counties can access ARI funding. Additionally, in order to be eligible to receive ARI planning grant funds, counties must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Grantee Portal, www.grants.illinois.gov. During pre-qualification, Dun and Bradstreet verifications are performed, including a check of Debarred and Suspended status. The pre-qualification process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment using an Internal Controls Questionnaire. All entities found to be ineligible for an award will be notified and informed of corrective action needed for award eligibility.

Reporting:

Recipients of ARI funds must submit monthly financial reports, quarterly data reports, and final financial and data reports. Mandatory fiscal and data report templates will be distributed to each grantee for submission soon after the grant start date. Failure to comply with mandatory reporting requirements will cause immediate suspension of funding of this grant, any other grant the applicant has with ARI and the Authority, and possible termination of the grant. If applicable, an annual audit report in accordance with the Part 200 Uniform Requirements must be submitted. Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if reports are delinquent.

Deadline:

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m., Monday, October 31, 2016.
Contingent upon available funding following the initial due date and subsequent notice of state awards, a second deadline of 11:59 p.m. on December 14, 2016 will apply.

Funding period:

Funding is available for the period of November 14, 2016, through May, 12, 2017.

Notice release date:

September 29, 2016

Optional Application Webinar:

An optional application webinar was held by Adult Redeploy Illinois at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Please view the webinar recording below which will assist you in answering your questions about this funding opportunity. Information provided during this webinar will be unofficial and not binding on the state.


Download a copy of the webinar PowerPoint Presentation >>


Dates to remember:

TASK

DATE

Notice of Funding Opportunity posted

September 29, 2016

Optional webinar registration deadline

October 11, 2016

Optional webinar

October 12, 2016

Applications due

October 31, 2016

Oversight Board committee review

Week of November 7th, 2016

Notice of State Award released – first awards

November 10, 2016

Earliest grant start date

November 14, 2016

Applications due – second deadline

December 14, 2016

Notice of State Award released – second awards

Week of December 19th, 2016

Latest grant end date

May 12, 2017

How to submit an application:

Completed application materials must be emailed to CJA.ReDeploy@Illinois.gov by 11:59 p.m., October 31, 2016, to be considered for funding. Contingent upon available funding following the initial due date and subsequent notice of state awards, a second deadline of 11:59 p.m. on December 14, 2016 will apply. Proposals will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in-person. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

The applicant is responsible for notifying the Authority of submission difficulties. To report technical issues regarding submission of an application, contact:

Lindsey LaPointe, Program Manager
Adult Redeploy Illinois - Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
300 W Adams Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
312-793-8550
Lindsey.Lapointe@Illinois.gov

Application Instructions and Documents:

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity Application and General Instructions >>

For application review and consideration, the following documents must be emailed to CJA.ReDeploy@Illinois.gov by the deadline:

  • Signed letter on official county or county agency letterhead to include a brief synopsis of:
    • Amount requested
    • Basic proposed planning grant activities
    • Key stakeholders involved
    • Time period covered
  • Completed and signed Uniform State Grant Application in Word format, including the following information:
    • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).
    • DUNS number for each agency requesting funding.
    • Expiration date for System for Award Management (SAM) database registration and CAGE Code for all funded entities.
      • For information about SAM registration procedures, go to www.sam.gov.
  • Completed Program Description in Word.
  • Completed Implementation Schedule in Word.
  • One completed Budget/Budget Narrative in Excel.

Contact Information:

Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to CJA.ReDeploy@Illinois.gov. The deadline for submitting questions is 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2016, to ensure all substantive questions and answers are accessible to all applicants. Applicants submitting materials by the second deadline must send questions by 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2016. Please do not discuss your application directly or indirectly with any Authority employee other than the respondent of this email address. Only written answers to questions shall be binding on the state. All substantive questions and responses will be posted here, on the Adult Redeploy Illinois NOFO website: http://www.icjia.state.il.us/ariobnofo