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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -293292-FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control RFA
  Tobacco Use Prevention
  Application Deadline: 03/21/2019 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 07/01/2019
Project End Date: 06/30/2020
Award Announcement Date: 04/25/2019
Eligible Applicant: Current Contractors- refer to RFA
Program Officer: Sheri Stursma
Phone: 515-281-5819 x
Email: sheri.stursma@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area: Community Development, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
 
 
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 #58815003 and RFP #58815010. Services covered by this application include effective tobacco control initiatives and activities that have outcomes focused on policy or systems change and that are consistent with the initiatives recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

1.02 Project and Contract Period

FY20 is the sixth year of a six-year project period. The Department expects the contract period to be a one-year term from July 1, 2019 to June 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.

Current contractors are listed in the Funding Allocation table posted under the Attachments section of this Funding Opportunity.

 

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 #58815003 and RFP #58815010, for service delivery area parameters. Any changes in the current service delivery area must adhere to these instructions. Any service delivery area changes for this RFA must be agreed to by existing contractors and applicable boards of health, and approved by the Department. Submit requests to John McMullen at john.mcmullen@idph.iowa.gov. Written approval must be obtained prior to submitting a continuation application.  

1.05 Funding

The source of funding is general fund, which is appropriated by the Iowa Legislature.

 

Funding is available based on a formula by county, which considers general population, school-age population and county designation of rural or urban (as defined by the Office of Management and Budget).

 

The maximum funding levels available for each county are listed in the Funding Allocation Table as posted under the Attachments section of this Funding Opportunity.  Applicants may apply for up to the maximum amount listed in this attachment for each county in their service area for the local 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 funds.

 

Match Requirement:  Funding received shall be matched on a one-to-four basis (25 percent) by the successful applicant.  The minimum amount of match required per county is identified in the Funding Allocation Table as posted under the Attachments section of this Funding Opportunity.

  • Match may come from local and/or private sources.

  • Match may include in-kind services, office support, other tangible support or offset of costs.

  • State and Federal dollars cannot be used as match.

  • Match funds must be used solely for approved tobacco control activities supported by this RFA and resulting contract if applicable.

  • Documentation of all costs used to satisfy the matching requirements must be maintained by the successful applicant.

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

January 22, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by

February 7, 2019

February 14, 2019

Final Questions Due

Final Cumulative Responses Posted by

February 21, 2019

February 28, 2019

Applications Due

March 21, 2019

Post Notice of Intent to Award

April 25, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A. Request For Application FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control A. Request For Application FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control .pdf 227 KB
B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions B IowaGrants Registration Instructions Updated 2016.pdf 874 KB
C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance C IDPH Application Instruction Guidance 2016.pdf 1.9 MB
D.FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Special Conditions Draft Contract D. FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Special Conditions Draft Contract.pdf 243 KB
E. FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Draft Contract BOH_BOS E. FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Draft Contract BOH_BOS .pdf 244 KB
F. FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Draft Review Tool F. FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Draft Review Tool.pdf 85 KB
G. Amended FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Funding Allocation Table-3.7.19 G. Amended FY20 Community Partnerships for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Funding Allocation Table - 3.7.19.pdf 82 KB
H. Sample Objectives and Activities H. Sample Objectives and Activities.pdf 104 KB
I. Tips for Writing an Effective Success Story I. Tips for Writing an Effective Success Story.pdf 166 KB
J. Amendment 1 Tob CP RFA 1.25.19 Revised Allocation Table J. Amendment 1 Tob CP RFA 1.25.19 Revised Allocation Table.doc.pdf 53 KB
K. Amendment 2 Tob CP RFA Revised NOIA date K. Amendment 2 Tob CP RFA Revised NOIA date.pdf 64 KB
L. Amendment 3 Tob CP RFA 3.7.19 Revised Allocation Table L. Amendment 3 Tob CP RFA 3.7.19 Revised Allocation Table.doc.pdf 64 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions A. IDPH General Conditions
http://idph.iowa.gov/tupac B. Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/best_practices/pdfs/2014/comprehensive.pdf C. Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/tobacco_control_programs/surveillance_evaluation/key_outcome/index.htm D. Key Outcome Indicators for Evaluating Tobacco Control Programs
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/tobacco_control_programs/surveillance_evaluation/preventing_initiation/index.htm E. Preventing Initiation of Tobacco Use
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/tobacco_control_programs/surveillance_evaluation/key-outcome-2015/index.htm F. Promoting Quitting Among Adults and Young People
http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/index.html G. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
 
 
Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
01/29/2019 Minimum Requirement #1 activities: “Contact all school districts in service area to offer technical assistance”. Does this activity pertain to only programs that select their targeted area as TF and NF policy adoption at K-12 schools or are all programs required to address this, regardless of which target area they select? This activity applies to all applicants that decide to address Minimum Requirement #1, regardless of which target area they select.
01/30/2019 Are we required to submit at least one media piece per quarter in FY20 like we were in FY19? No, contractors are not required to submit at least one media piece per quarter. The performance measure for FY20 requires contractors to attend the required trainings as outlined in the RFA:

July 2019 - webinar
Fall 2019 - annual tobacco control conference / ISTEP Summit
Winter 2019/20 - webinar.
02/05/2019 Will IDPH allow expenses (lodging, mileage, parking and food) associated with the National Conference on Tobacco or Health in this application? If allowable, will the actual cost of the hotel room be approved? Hotels located close to the event are charging around $200 per night. Should we use General Services Administration estimates for meals costs for Minneapolis? Yes, IDPH will allow expenses, including lodging, mileage, parking and food, for grant staff to attend the National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Yes, hotel costs are approved and applicants should use Department of Administrative Services (DAS) reimbursement guidelines for meal costs. Please refer to this site for guidelines:
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02/05/2019 Will IDPH provide guidance and/or required activity to the activity, “Identify group(s) or population(s) that are affected by tobacco-related health disparities that your agency plans to work with on this Minimum Requirement”? To clarify, will IDPH require specific groups be addressed based on state data or shall we use local data to determine what is best for our area? Applicants will use local data and knowledge to determine which groups they want to work with to address tobacco-related health disparities. IDPH will not provide guidelines.
02/05/2019 For minimum requirement 3, the 5th bullet references working with diabetes programs. Does the diabetes self-management program have to have formal accreditation? No, a diabetes self-management program does not have to have formal accreditation for Community Partnership contractors to assist with cessation services to their clients.
02/05/2019 In the RFA under Minimum requirement #4, the second to the last bullet is, ‘assist local ISTEP Chapter in planning & implementation of street marketing events, as applicable’, but it is not included on the IAGrants form. Will this be added to the form (will there be an amendment)? No, there will be no amendment to the IowaGrants form. The IowaGrants form has been corrected.
 
 
 
 
 
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