Individual Care Grant

An Individual Care Grant (ICG) is a grant to assist parents or other private guardians that helps pay some of the costs of residential treatment and specialized community mental health services for severely mentally-ill children who are not DCFS wards. We assist families with ICG applications and provide treatment options to children and families who have been awarded a grant. We help families determine the best course of treatment for their child, develop an appropriate treatment plan, provide families access to services and give Rule 132 Medicaid mental health services when appropriate.

 

Referral sources and intake process

A parent or legal guardian may contact our office at the number below or email our ICG coordinator directly to begin the process of applying for an Individual Care Grant.

If a parent chooses to complete the application without our assistance or requests a copy of the application prior to meeting with us, the application can be accessed here:  https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalProviders/behavioral/Pages/icg.aspx.

The application process includes the completion of the downloadable ICG application and other required information, such as clinical records and evaluations, that must be compiled and submitted as a complete application. Applications can be submitted directly by parents or our agency on behalf of the parents but families are strongly encouraged to submit through agencies.  This assistance is free of charge to families

Staff & Locations

Bloomington, Morris Ave office – (309) 820-7616

Mychele Kenney, LCPC, SASS Supervisor/ICG Coordinator/Therapist

Funding

The ICG program is funded by the IL Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Main Services
  • Application and appeal assistance
  • Assistance in determining level of treatment needed (residential vs. specialized community mental health services), referrals for needed services (e.g. residential, specialized therapies, etc.), and provision of Rule 132 mental health services (assessment, treatment planning, therapy/counseling, community support, case management, and vocational assessment/assistance).