Build, Amplify, Support, Empower (BASE) Prevention Programs Overview

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 Apply for BASE funding by April 24, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. CST

At a Glance

  • The purpose of BASE is to fund programs to establish or expand substance use prevention programming geared toward youth and emerging adults throughout Illinois.
  • Non-profit, for-profit, and tax-exempt organizations throughout Illinois, particularly in areas disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis Illinois, are encouraged to apply.
  • A total of $15 million is available to be awarded over a period of 3 years to a minimum of 7 organizations. The anticipated award range is $100,000-$500,000 per period of performance. The initial period of performance spans 7/1/24 to 6/30/25. 

Important Dates

Application Materials

Information about the Notice of Funding Opportunity is organized into four main topics: the NOFO, the application, the budget, and FAQs.


The NOFO includes all program requirements and terms and conditions related to the award.

2. Application

Applications are accepted via SurveyMonkey Apply (SMA), an online application platform.

3. Budget

The Budget Workbook must be uploaded as an attachment in the online application.

4. FAQs

Answers are uploaded each Wednesday and the TA Session video will be posted here.


The Technical Assistance Session Video is Available!

The Techincal Assistance Session was held February 29, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. CST.

Review the Applicant Checklist

The checklist contains a list of suggested steps to successfully submit the application.

RCCA Contact

Randi Moberly, Ph.D.
IL RCCA Program Director

Advocates for Human Potential
Regional Care Coordination Agency
1021 West Adams Street, Suite 303
Chicago, IL 60607