CRSS Success Grant (Certified Recovery Support Specialist)

This application is for Spring 2024.

The Illinois Department of Human Services is providing funds to assist individuals to successfully obtain the Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) credential, a professional credential for individuals with lived expertise of recovery from mental illness and substance use to provide recovery support services. Funding will support tuition, books, institution fees, clinical exam fees, as well as other cost-of-education expenses.

Students must be:
*pursuing the Recovery Support Specialist Certificate
*submit an acknowledge statement of being identified in recovery
*submit an essay describing your understanding of the recovery support specialist role in the field of mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Documents needed for application:

CRSS Grant Application Packet – https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.academicworks.com/clients/cod/client/1697655063/CRSS%20Program%20Student%20Application-updated.pdf
Childcare Reimbursement – https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.academicworks.com/clients/cod/client/1706196955/Childcare%20Reimbursement%20Form.pdf
Laptop Agreement Form – https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.academicworks.com/clients/cod/client/1668724189/Laptop%20Agreement%20Form%20pdf.pdf
Clothing Stipend Acknowledgement – https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.academicworks.com/clients/cod/client/1706196978/Clothing%20Stipend%20Acknowledgement.pdf
MISC Fee Reimbursement – https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.academicworks.com/clients/cod/client/1706197532/Misc%20Fee%20Reimbursement%20Form.xlsx

Transportation Reimbursement:
*Public Transport/Rideshare Reimbursement – https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.academicworks.com/clients/cod/client/1706197432/Public%20Transport-Rideshare%20Reimbursement%20Form.xlsx
*Mileage/Toll/Parking Reimbursement – https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.academicworks.com/clients/cod/client/1706197356/Mileage-Toll-Parking%20Reimbursement%20Form.xlsx
General Survey – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScicxMeu3DnjXwsnmA_GaEfCHFT6VOFqRUpUgI8VBXUTzf-Qw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Award
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Deadline
06/01/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a new CRSS applicant or renewing student?
  2. Are you pursuing the Recovery Support Specialist Certificate?
  3. Please type a brief essay. While length of the essay is not specified, you must address each of the following issues: 1. Your understanding of the CRSS profession 2. Why you think the CRSS is an appropriate profession for you 3. Your educational and professional goals 4. Include the qualities you possess that would help you accomplish your educational goals
  4. I acknowledge that I have at least 1 year in recovery.
  5. I have read and understand all information pertaining to the CRSS Grant in the RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE APPLICATION PACKET. Please view the description to download the packet and upload it here signed.
  6. I understand I will meet with someone from the Human Services Program at least once a month during the semester.
  7. I acknowledge that I have completed the Demographic Survey, (using the Google Link in the description)
  8. Please select your Planned Target Population A:
  9. Please select your Planned Target Population B:
  10. Please select your Planned Setting:
  11. MILEAGE TOLLS PARKING Reimbursement: Will be processed monthly. Request must be uploaded during the 1st through the 7th day of each month. Please use the correct form and submit corresponding receipts.
    • Please upload your EXCEL SPREADSHEET with your Mileage Tolls & Parking Report here.
    • Please upload your RECEIPTS for the Mileage Tolls & Parking Report here. Receipts must be uploaded as ONE document.
  12. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & RIDESHARE Reimbursement: Will be processed monthly. Request must be uploaded during the 1st through the 7th day of each month. Please use the correct form and submit corresponding receipts.
    • Please upload your EXCEL SPREADSHEET with your Public Transportation & Rideshare Report here.
    • Please upload your RECEIPTS for the Public Transportation & Rideshare Report here. Receipts must be uploaded as ONE document
  13. CHILDCARE Reimbursement: Will be processed monthly. Request must be uploaded during the 1st through the 7th day of each month. Please use the correct form and submit corresponding receipts.
    • Please upload your PDF Document with your Childcare Report here.
    • Please upload your RECEIPTS for the Childcare Reimbursement Report here. Receipts must be uploaded as ONE document.
  14. Miscellaneous Reimbursements: Will be processed monthly. Request must be uploaded during the 1st through the 7th day of each month. Please use the correct form and submit corresponding receipts. This includes requests for CRSS Practice Test, Test, and Application Fee reimbursement.
    • Please upload your EXCEL Document with your Miscellaneous Fees Report here.
    • Please upload your RECEIPTS for the Miscellaneous Fees Report here. Receipts must be uploaded as ONE document.
  15. FIELDWORK TIMESHEET: Will be processed monthly. Request must be uploaded during the 1st through the 7th day of each month. Please use the correct form and include required signatures
  16. CLOTHING Stipend for Internship: Request must be uploaded AFTER you have registered for Human 2251 (Fieldwork). Please use the correct form, including student signature.
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