Date: April 9, 2021
To: All Medical Assistance Program Providers
Re: Deadline Extension for Healthcare
Transformation Collaboratives Applications
Department of Healthcare and Family Services is announcing that the deadline
for FY2021 Health Transformation Collaboratives applications to be received has
been extended until April 12, 2021 at 5pm.
outlined in Public
Act 101-650 and Public
Act 101-655 passed in January 2021, the program is designed to improve healthcare
outcomes, reduce healthcare disparities, and realign resources in distressed
communities throughout Illinois. In particular, the program seeks to increase
access to community-based services, preventive care, obstetric care, chronic
disease management, and specialty care in these communities.
program makes available as much as $150 million per fiscal year beginning in
State Fiscal Year 2021. This funding is available to collaborations between
care providers, including preventative care, primary care specialty care,
hospital services, mental health and substance abuse services, and
community-based entities that address the social determinants of health.
Priority will be given to collaborations that include safety net hospitals or
critical access hospitals, as well as culturally-competent, minority-owned or
-controlled partners. Applications from all types of provider collaborations
and from communities across the state will be considered over the coming months
the first round of awards, applications will again be available for a seconding
funding cycle in the fall. There will be opportunities to apply for funding in
subsequent years as well. For the fall deadline and future funding cycles, HFS
will be offering consulting services to assist collaborations with
application and supportive materials are available on the Department’s Healthcare
Transformation webpage. The Department encourages only those
collaborations with well-developed plans to apply for the first round of
funding. Applicants that have already made submissions are being informed that
they may submit updated proposals before the new deadline if they choose.
of Medical Programs