(410 ILCS 100/25)
Grant proposal requirements.
(a) A proposal for a grant under this Act must be submitted to the Department for review.
(b) A proposal for a grant must include each of the following elements:
(1) The purpose and objectives of the proposed
project, including identification of the particular racial or ethnic disparity the project will address. The proposal must address one or more of the following priority areas:
(A) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
maternal and infant mortality rates.
(B) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to cancer.
(C) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to HIV/AIDS.
(D) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to cardiovascular disease.
(E) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
morbidity and mortality rates relating to diabetes.
(F) Increasing adult and child immunization
rates in certain racial and ethnic populations.
(G) Decreasing racial and ethnic disparities in
(2) Identification and relevance of the target
(3) Methods for obtaining baseline health status
data and assessment of community health needs.
(4) Mechanisms for mobilizing community resources
and gaining local commitment.
(5) Development and implementation of health
promotion and disease prevention interventions.
(6) Mechanisms and strategies for evaluating the
project's objectives, procedures, and outcomes.
(7) A proposed work plan, including a timeline for
implementing the project.
(8) The likelihood that project activities will
occur and continue in the absence of funding.
(c) The Department shall give priority to proposals that:
(1) Represent areas with the greatest documented
racial and ethnic health status disparities.
(2) Exceed the minimum local contribution
requirements specified in Section 30.
(3) Demonstrate broad-based local support and
commitment from entities representing racial and ethnic populations, including non-Hispanic whites. Indicators of support and commitment may include agreements to participate in the program, letters of endorsement, letters of commitment, interagency agreements, or other forms of support.
(4) Demonstrate a high degree of participation by
the health care community in clinical preventive service activities and community-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions.
(5) Have been submitted from counties with a high
proportion of residents living in poverty and with poor health status indicators.
(6) Demonstrate a coordinated community approach to
addressing racial and ethnic health issues within existing publicly financed health care programs.
(7) Incorporate intervention mechanisms that have a
high probability of improving the targeted population's health status.
(8) Demonstrate a commitment to quality management
in all aspects of project administration and implementation.
(Source: P.A. 94-447, eff. 1-1-06.)