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Notice of funding opportunity: Opioid Medication-Assisted Treatment

8/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

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 August 26, 2016, is required of allapplicants.

The MAT program hasthreecomponents:
  • Jail-based substance abuse treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT).
  • Pre- and post-release case management and MAT substance abuse treatmentservices.
  • Probationsupervision.

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 MATadministration.


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

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 cooperativeproposal.

Agencies must be pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal,, 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.

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