Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0083    Version: 1 Name: IDHS BH Grants
Type: BOH - Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: 1/2/2020 In control: Lake County Board of Health
On agenda: Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: Illinois Department of Human Services, New Funding to Existing Behavioral Health Grants, $299,412 - Johnson-Maurello
Attachments: 1. BH Grants Summary, 2. Crisis Res 2019, 3. Crisis Res 2020, 4. Crisis Staff 2019, 5. Crisis Staff 2020, 6. Drop-In 2020, 7. Integrated Health 2020, 8. JJ 2019, 9. JJ 2020, 10. CILA 2019, 11. CILA 2020, 12. Quality Administrator 2020, 13. Supervised Residential 2019, 14. Supervised Residential 2020, 15. Supported Residential 2019, 16. Supported Residential 2020, 17. Transition Coordination 2020


Illinois Department of Human Services, New Funding to Existing Behavioral Health Grants, $299,412 - Johnson-Maurello



The State of Illinois has increased behavioral health grant funding for State FY 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). LCHD received amendments for a total of 11 grants, one of which is a separate agenda item under a different Director. The majority of grants received a 2.5% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase. The grants specified in the BH Grants Summary attached received additional monies on top of the 2.5%. The State has been paying at the new rate, however, amendments for all grants were not executed until December 2019. As the new revenue crosses FY 2019 and FY 2020, money is appropriated in both fiscal years.


Grants receiving 2.5% increases will offset existing expenses (salaries and fringes) with new funds. Grants with funding in excess of 2.5% will have new expenses. Crisis Staffing will use additional funds to support a new Assistant Coordinator position for the Crisis program. The Drop-in Center will add one peer position, cover additional security costs and add to their programmatic supply budget. Integrated Health will add dietitian time to its slate of services and will add to their programmatic supply budget.


The Transition Coordination grant provides support for Williams Consent class members who are transitioning from residential facilities to independent living. Historically, class members received some funds directly from the State to aid in this transition. Per new State guidance, LCHD will now manage those funds so the appropriated amount ($26,600) will cover these client support payments.


Suggested Motion

To approve the additional grant funding of $299,412 from the Illinois Department of Human Services to support behavioral health grants covering FY 2019 and FY 2020.