2016 Comprehensive Opioid Medication Assisted Treatment Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is requesting applications for federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program and Justice Assistance Grants to implement a comprehensive opioid medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program for justice-involved persons. A total of $694,575 is available for this funding initiative. The application deadline is October 3, 2016. Participation in a MANDATORY webinar on September 7, 2016, is required of all applicants.

The MAT program has three components:

  • Jail-based substance abuse treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
  • Pre- and post-release case management and MAT substance abuse treatment services.
  • Probation supervision.

The three components must work in coordination to identify opioid-addicted jail detainees at high risk of reoffending through validated screening and assessment. Offenders identified for program participation must be provided jail-based substance abuse treatment and linked to transitional case management services and community-based MAT services for opioid addiction, including the administration of long-acting Vivitrol. Case management and community-based substance abuse treatment staff will work in coordination with probation officers to monitor offender progress and compliance with monthly MAT administration.


This solicitation is open to Illinois counties that are not eligible for direct JAG local formula set aside funding. A list of counties eligible for direct awards is available at www.bja.gov/Programs/JAG/jag13/13IL.pdf.

Circuit-wide and cooperative submissions also will be accepted from eligible agencies. However, only one proposal will be considered from each unit of government. Agencies that are part of a circuit-wide or cooperative proposal may not submit applications individually or as part of another cooperative proposal.

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. During pre-qualification, Dun and Bradstreet verifications are performed, including a check of Debarred and Suspended status and good standing with the Secretary of State. The pre-qualification process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment utilizing an Internal Controls Questionnaire. If applicable, the entity will be notified that it is ineligible for award as a result of the Dun and Bradstreet verification. The entity will be informed of corrective action needed to become eligible for a grant award.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO):

Click to read the full NOFO (PDF).


Applications are due at 11:59 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2016.

Available funds:

A total of $694,575 in federal funding is available through this solicitation, including $136,789 in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners funds and $557,786 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant local set-aside funds.

Agreements that result from this funding opportunity are contingent upon and subject to the availability of funds.

Period of performance:

Awards resulting from this opportunity will have a period of performance of February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. Contingent on satisfactory performance, the Authority may support 24 additional months of funding for each project.

Contact information:

Questions may be submitted via email at CJA.2016MATNOFO@Illinois.gov

Responses will be sent via email within five business days. The deadline for submitting questions is 5 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2016. All substantive questions and responses will be posted on the Authority website at www.icjia.state.il.us/opioidnofo. Due to the competitive nature of this solicitation, applicants may not discuss this opportunity 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.

Mandatory applicant webinar:

The Authority conducted a mandatory applicant webinar on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The video recording of the webinar is now available for review.

All substantive questions and answers will be posted on the Authority’s website at www.icjia.state.il.us/opioidnofo.




RFP posted

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mandatory webinar registration deadline

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mandatory webinar

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RFP question submission deadline

Monday, September 26, 2016

Application deadline

11:59 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2016

Budget Committee review

January 2017

Notices of State Award released

January 2017

Program start date

February 1, 2017


Funded agencies will be required to submit to the Authority quarterly fiscal and data reports.

Application instructions:

All required application materials must be emailed to CJA.2016MATNOFO@Illinois.gov by the 11:59 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2016, 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.

In order to avoid unforeseen technical difficulties, agencies are encouraged to plan to submit their applications 72 hours in advance of the deadline. Technical difficulties should be reported immediately to ICJIA by calling Gregory Stevens at (312) 793-0890.

Required documents

Completed and signed Uniform State Grant Application for each agency requesting funding (in PDF format)

This document will be emailed to participants of the mandatory webinar.

Completed Programmatic Risk Assessment for each agency requesting funding (in Excel format)

This document will be emailed to participants of the mandatory webinar.

One completed proposal narrative file submitted on behalf of all agencies requesting funding (in Word)

Download a copy of the 2016 MAT NOFO Program Narrative Template 08 12 16

One completed Implementation Schedule file submitted on behalf of all agencies requesting funding (in Word)

Download a copy of the 2016 MAT NOFO Implementation Schedule 08 12 16

Separate completed budgets/budget narratives for each agency requesting funding (in Word)

This document will be emailed to participants of the mandatory webinar.

Completed and signed Budget certifications page (in PDF format) for each agency requesting funding

This document will be emailed to participants of the mandatory webinar.

One completed and signed Application Checklist submitted on behalf of all partner agencies requesting funding

See the last page of the Notice of Funding Opportunity

Note: Completed Lobbying and Debarment, Civil Rights and EEOP certifications will be required from Implementing and Program agencies prior to the issuance of any award.

Program Resources:

Download the Comprehensive Opioid Medication Assisted Treatment Resource Guide (PDF)

Comprehensive substance abuse training and technical assistance and program resources are available through the RSAT Training and technical Assistance website at: www.rsat-tta.com/Home.

Standard Interagency Agreement

Download the JAG Interagency Agreement (PDF)