Request for Proposals for Expansion and Enhancement of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Chicago

Issued By: Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) 
Release Date: March 30, 2017

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Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for Expansion and Enhancement of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Chicago and the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP). The total award amount for this funding opportunity is $700,000 and will fund a cohort of agencies. This RFP will be issued by PHIMC as the Lead Organization on behalf of Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health.

Full Proposal Release Date

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pre-Proposal Conference

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Letter of Intent Due

Friday, April 14, 2017

Proposal Due

Friday, May 5, 2017

Contract Start Date

July 1, 2017

Contract Timeline

July 1, 2017- December 31, 2017; Expected 12 month non-competitive renewal contingent upon available funding, performance, and community need/priority.

Basic Eligibility Information:
Applicants must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Provide services within the City of Chicago
  • For proposals that include outpatient methadone treatment services, maintain an Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA) license
  • Be in good standing with the City of Chicago for respondents that have delegate agency agreements

The RFP aligns with CDPH Healthy Chicago 2.0 priorities for substance use disorders services. The purpose of this investment is to help organizations in Chicago increase capacity for MAT service provision for OUD by: 1) expanding the availability MAT services; 2) enhancing MAT service quality and comprehensiveness; and 3) leveraging resources through collaboration and linkage.

Click here, to view the full RFP.

Key Activities and Dates for Application Process:
Letter of Intent to Apply
PHIMC strongly encourages all interested applicants to submit a letter of intent (LOI) indicating the organization’s intent to respond to this RFP. Applicants are encouraged to complete the LOI with information outlined in Appendix A by Friday, April 14. LOIs should be sent via email to

Pre-Proposal Conference
The Pre-Proposal Conference took place on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 1 PM – 3 PM at the Chicago Department of Public Health Training Center. The conference provided an overview of this RFP, described the proposal review process, and answered questions from participants. Please click here for a copy of the presentation from the Pre-Proposal Conference.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here for a summary of the questions and answers from the Pre-Proposal Conference and other frequently asked questions (FAQ).

Application Submission
All applications and required documents must be submitted electronically to: by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017. No late applications will be accepted for any reason. The applicant is solely responsible for submitting a complete and timely application. Hard copies of the application will not be accepted.

Click on each item to download the Narrative Application Questions and Appendices. Appendices B-F must be filled out and submitted as part of a complete application.

For any questions related to this RFP, please email

Funds for Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Services in Chicago provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health.