Program Name: Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
Organization: Illinois Dept. of Human Services (IDHS)
Address: 823 E. Monroe

Springfield, IL 62701

Phone: (217) 524-5975
Fax: (217) 558-5408
TDD: (800) 558-6482
Application Deadline:  April
Program Start Date:  July 1, 2022
Program End Date:  June 30, 2025
Application Guidelines:
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) posted February/March on the IDHS website. Applicants can register (or update) and pre-qualify at
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
The purpose of the Supportive Housing Program is to deliver supportive services to low-income persons residing in permanent housing units, who are formerly homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; or to homeless persons residing in transitional facilities who are prepared to move into permanent housing as specified in the provider’s program plan. The Provider must provide case management, advocacy, and counseling. The Supportive Housing Program Provider will adhere to requirements outlined in the Supportive Housing Statute, which is located at: 305 ILCS 5/12-4.5.
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
  • All applicants must be nonprofit organizations, subject to 26 U.S.C. 501(c) (3) of the federal tax code.
  • Provider must meet deliverable guidelines.
  • Provider must be in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State and have been so for the last four fiscal years
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:   Determined per NOFO. FY23 approximately $19,550,00 (total funding for NOFO) and funding up to 100 grant awards to provide program services. Grant awards between $50,000 and $1,500,000.

  • Subject to appropriation, the grant period will begin no sooner than July 1, 2022 and will continue through June 30, 2025.
  • Applications for renewal or supplementation of existing projects are/are not eligible to compete with applications for new State awards.
  • Successful applicants under this NOFO may be eligible to receive two subsequent one-year grant renewals for this program. Renewals are at the discretion of the Department and are based on performance and sufficient appropriation.
  • Proposed budgets must be sufficiently detailed and justified to be approved by IDHS. Successful applicants will NOT receive a grant agreement until after their budget has been approved through the Community Service Agreement tracking system (CSA) system.
  • Subcontractor Agreement(s) and budgets must be pre-approved by the Department and on file with the Department. Subcontractors are subject to all provisions of this Agreement. The successful applicant Agency shall retain sole responsibility for the performance and monitoring of the subcontractor.
How Must Funds Be Used:

1.       All participants will be provided with case management services, counseling services and advocacy services within five (5) days of admittance to the program. All participants must have documented access, when applicable, to other supportive services.

  1. All participants must have a service plan developed for implementation within the first week of admittance to the program. The individual service plan must detail monthly outcomes as well as ongoing goals to be accomplished by the participant(s) with the assistance of the Provider.
  2. All participants must have access to case management services outside of normal business hours of operation including, but not limited to, evening case management service hours.
  3. All participants must have a completed intake and assessment done upon entry into the program. The Provider must submit all intake and assessment forms to IDHS annually for approval.
  4. All progress and supportive services for participants must be tracked, and progress recorded within each participant’s case file. This file must include, at a minimum, the following: a record of the participant’s supportive services, case management, progress, and benefit assistance.
  5. The Provider must have a community outreach plan which includes their method of notifying the community of the program, hours of operation, and admittance/eligibility requirements into the program(s) they administer for IDHS. This plan must include outreach to the other community service agencies and the local FCRC. IDHS must be advised of any publication and distribution of flyers, printed materials and brochures that are part of the IDHS funded program(s).
  6. The Provider must have a written agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for referrals to other social service providers. The agreement or MOU must include, at a minimum, the following: the type of services to be provided, the referral process of each agency, and follow-up actions.
  7. The Provider must have a referral process that assists program participants with enrollment into public benefit programs such as TANF, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), All Kids, medical and disability assistance, as well as other resources that address the needs of the program participants.
  8. The Provider must have the ability to download the IDHS SNAP application and distribute it to eligible households.
  9. The Provider will accurately report outcomes and submit reports to IDHS within the designated time frames.