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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -291132-FY20 Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program
  Nutrition
  Application Deadline: 04/16/2019 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 10/01/2019
Project End Date: 09/30/2020
Award Announcement Date: 05/21/2019
Eligible Applicant: Refer to RFP
Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Email: melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area: Child Health
 
 
Description
 
 

 

It is the responsibility of the Applicant to review all attachments listed in the section below, including the Request for Application (RFA).

 

The issuance of the RFA in no way constitutes a committment by IDPH to award a contract. 

 

Excerpts from the RFA:

 

 

1.01 Purpose

The purpose of this RFA is to provide guidance for current contractors to submit continuation applications to the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to renew service provisions as described by and within the project period established by the RFP #58818021. Services covered by this application include administering nutrition education, physical activity and obesity prevention programs to elementary-age children in low-income Iowa school buildings.

1.02 Project and Contract Period

FY2020 is the second year of a six-year project period. The Department expects the contract period to be a one-year term from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Continued funding during the defined project period is dependent on approval of the continuation application, contractor performance and compliance with general and special conditions of the contract, availability of project funds, program modifications, or any other grounds determined by the Department to be in the Department’s best interest.

 

The issuance of this RFA in no way constitutes a commitment by Department to award a contract.

1.03  Eligible Applicants

Applicants must meet each of the following eligibility requirements for consideration.

 

Eligible Applicants

Only current contractors are eligible to submit a continuation application under this RFA. Refer to Attachment F for the table of Eligible Applicants (current Contractors), Service Areas per Applicant and available funds per Applicant.

 

Current contractors are:

  • Allamakee County Agricultural Extension District
  • Appanoose County Agricultural Extension District
  • Black Hawk County Health Department
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • Clarke County DBA Clarke County Board of Health
  • Council Bluffs Community School District
  • Dallas County Public Health Nursing Service
  • Davenport Community School District
  • Decatur County Public Health and Home Care
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District
  • Floyd County Agricultural Extension
  • Henry County Agricultural Extension District
  • Mills County Agricultural  Extension
  • Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.
  • Wapello County Agricultural Extension District
  • Wayne County Agriculture Extension District
  • Webster County dba Webster County Health Department
  • Woodbury County Agricultural Extension Services

 

Electronic Communication Requirements

Applicant is required to maintain and provide to the Department, upon application, a current and valid email account for electronic communications with the Department.

 

Official email communication from the Department regarding this application will be issued from iowa.grants@webgrantsmail.com. Applicants are required to assure these communications are received and responded to accordingly.

1.04 Service Delivery Area

Refer to the RFP #58818021 for service delivery area parameters. The service delivery area for each applicant is detailed in Attachment F. Any requested service delivery area changes for this RFA must be approved by the Department. Submit requests to Melana Hammond at melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov.  Written approval must be obtained prior to submitting a continuation application.  

1.05 Funding

The source of funding is the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The availability of funding for this project is contingent upon a USDA grant award to the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and a subsequent contract with the Department.

 

Applicants may apply for up to the amount listed for each contractor in Attachment F for the contract period. Actual total awards and individual contract funding levels may vary from that listed or funding may be withdrawn completely, depending on availability of funding or any other grounds determined by the Department to be in the Department’s best interests.

1.06 Schedule of Important Dates (All times and dates listed are local Iowa time.)

The table below lists critical dates in the application and contract award process. Contractors are encouraged to review the entire RFA for detailed information about events, dates, times and sites.

 

EVENT

DATE

RFA Issued

March 6, 2019

Applicant’s Conference

March 7, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by

March 21, 2019

March 28, 2019

   

Final Questions Due

Final Cumulative Responses Posted by

April 3, 2019

April 10, 2019

Applications Due

April 16, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

Post Notice of Intent to Award

May 21, 2019

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A FY20 RFA 58818021-2 Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program A FY20 RFA 58818021-2 Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program.pdf 253 KB
B IowaGrants Registration Instructions B IowaGrants Registration Instructions.pdf 874 KB
C IDPH Application Instruction Guidance C IDPH Application Instruction Guidance.pdf 1.9 MB
D Draft FY 2020 Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program Contract Template D Draft FY 2020 Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program Contract Template.pdf 228 KB
E Draft FY 2020 Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program Review Tool E Draft FY 2020 Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program Review Tool.pdf 178 KB
F Service Area and Funding Allocation Table - FY 2020 F Service Area and Funding Allocation Table - FY 2020.pdf 112 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
 Click on the URL to go to website
 
URL Description
http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/farm-cacfp Farm to CACFP
http://www.gonapsacc.org/ Go NAPSACC
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions IDPH General Conditions
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/pdf/Guide_for_Classroom_PA_508.pdf Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools: A Guide for Putting Strategies Into Practice
http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/AgDiversification/FarmToSchoolProgram.asp Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Farm to School Program
http://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/nutrition-programs/farm-school Iowa Department of Education Farm to School
http://www.iowafarm2ece.com/ Iowa Farm to ECE
http://idph.iowa.gov/inn Iowa Nutrition Network
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/localfoods/where-is-our-work/ Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Local Foods Program - Regional Food System Working Group Local Food Coordinators
http://idph.iowa.gov/inn/pick-a-better-snack Pick a better snackTM
http://idph.iowa.gov/inn/pick-a-better-snack/educator Pick a better snackTM Lessons
http://zoom.us/meeting/register/ad52be00526bf80c4ac87b605f06faf5 Registration for Applicant?s Conference
http://snaped.fns.usda.gov/ SNAP-Ed Connection
http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-resources USDA Farm to School Resources
http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/raise-awareness USDA Summer Food Service Program Promotional Materials
http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-meals-toolkit#Raise USDA Summer Food Service Program Summer Meals Toolkit
 
 
Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
03/20/2019 1) If we wanted to include more schools than the ones that were bolded in red for additional schools to include this year, could we, or do we need to wait another year? 2) If one of the optional schools that we could include this year is not a good fit, could we choose a different school in its place and still get the additional $2,500 for that school? 3) Is there any money available for Early Childhood Pick a better snack lessons? 4) For the Optional Farm to school PSE Project, is it an additional combined $5,000 total for all schools that are on our list, or would it be an additional per school? How do we report this separately from the rest of the Fiscal year 2020 base allocated amount? Do we need to identify specific schools that we will be utilizing this optional activity for on the grant? 5) For the Optional Physical Activity PSE project, is it an additional combined $1,000 for all schools that are included on our list, or would this be an additional $1,000 per school? What can this money be used for? How do we report this separately from the rest of the Fiscal year 2020 base allocated amount? Do we need to identify specific schools that we will be utilizing this optional activity for on the grant? 6) Will all of the additional schools we choose this year be included and eligible in the upcoming years grants? 1A: Only schools that appear on the Service Area and Funding Allocation Table (Attachment F) may be included in the application. These are the only schools eligible for the grant for FY 2020. Schools are eligible based on CEP status and free and reduced-price meal participation. 2A: Applicants cannot choose a school that is not listed in Attachment F Service Area and Funding Allocation Table. Only the schools listed are eligible for this program. 3A: No, the grant funds are intended to teach the Pick a better snack lessons to students in grades K-3. Refer to Section 2.01 of the RFA. 4A: The $5,000 for the Optional Farm to School PSE Project is a combined total for all schools participating in farm to school. The funding for this project is reported in the Optional PSE Projects Budget section on the budget form. Applicants will identify the specific schools participating in the farm to school project in the farm to school work plan. 5A: The $1,000 for the Optional Physical Activity PSE Project is a combined total for all schools participating in the physical activity project. It can be used to fulfill the project scope of work described in Section 2.01 of the RFA. In most cases, it will be used to support staff time to carry out the project duties. The funding for this project is reported in the Optional PSE Projects Budget section on the budget form. Applicants will identify specific schools participating in the physical activity project in the Play Your Way Work Plan. 6A: All the schools listed in Attachment F Service Area and Funding Allocation Table will be included in future years as long as they continue to maintain eligibility.
 
 
 
 
 
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