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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -296700-FY20 Personal Responsibility Education Program RFP 58819022
  Family Health
  Application Deadline: 04/17/2019 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 08/01/2019
Project End Date: 07/31/2020
Award Announcement Date: 05/15/2019
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Email: melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area:
 
 
Description
 
 

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

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

Excerpts from the RFP:

1.01     Purpose

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) #58819022 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) to select the most qualified applicant to provide comprehensive sexuality education to adolescents with medically accurate, culturally and age appropriate, and evidence-based programming in order to assist them to reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) contractors will also address life skills to assist Iowa teens in making responsible, informed decisions and lead safe and healthy lives.

The Department is actively working to strengthen its capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. Health equity is defined as the attainment of the highest possible level of health for all people by achieving the environmental, social, economic and other conditions in which all people have the opportunity to attain their highest possible level of health. This proposal promotes health equity by implementing programming using a positive youth development (PYD) approach. PYD can be beneficial for all youth; it can be particularly effective when working with vulnerable and underserved youth. There is evidence that a focus on PYD, including social skills, may foster resilience and improve well-being among youth who may have been maltreated. Focus on developing one’s identity, discovering strengths, and goal setting has been demonstrated to be effective for youth who are part of racial/ethnic minority groups.


1.02     Project Period and Contract Term

The project period shall be from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2023.

The Department expects the initial contract period to be a one year term from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. The Department shall have the option to renew the contract at its sole discretion for up to three additional one (1) year terms subject to review of the continuation application, Contractor performance and compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, availability of funds, program modifications, or any other grounds determined by the Department to be in Department’s best interests.

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

 

1.03     Eligibility Requirements

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

Eligible Applicants

Private, governmental and non-profit organizations or agencies that are able to deliver services to the county(s) as defined in section 1.04 Service Delivery Area are eligible to submit an application in accordance with this RFP.

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

The 20 counties listed in the table below have been identified as counties eligible to receive PREP Services as outlined in this RFP. 

Each county identified is considered a Service County; a minimum number of 25 participants must be served per county (refer to Section 2).

 

                   Service Counties

Black Hawk

Lucas

Cerro Gordo

Marshall

Cherokee

Montgomery

Clinton

Page

Crawford

Polk

Des Moines

Pottawattamie

Emmet

Scott

Fremont

Wapello

Henry

Webster

Lee

Woodbury

 The counties were selected based on the following criteria.

  1. Counties that were identified as highest risk following a prioritization process, including the following measures, 2013-2017:
    Birth rate per 1,000 live births ages 15-19
    Gonorrhea rate per 10,000 population ages 15-19
    Chlamydia rate per 10,000 population ages 15-19
    Percent below poverty level population ages 12-17
    Counties where a high number of Hispanic youth ages 15-19 reside
    Counties where a high number of African American youth ages 15-19 reside

  2. Counties with a high teen birth rate

  3. Counties currently receiving PREP services

 

1.05 Available Funds

The source of funding is 100 percent federal dollars through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children Youth and Families (ACYF), and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).

Applicants will request funds for the one-year contract period as described in section 2.04. The Department anticipates up to $260,000 available for at least 5 awards. Actual total awards and individual contract funding levels may vary from the applicant’s requested amount, 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 following dates are set forth for informational purposes. The Department reserves the right to change them.

 

EVENT

DATE

RFP Issued

February 20, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Interim Responses Posted By:

March 6, 2019

March 13, 2019

Round 2 Questions Due:

Interim Responses Posted By:

March 20, 2019

March 27, 2019

Final Questions Due:

Final Responses Posted By:

April 3, 2019

April 10, 2019

Applications Due

April 17, 2019 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

May 15, 2019

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A PREP Request for Proposal (RFP) 58819022 A PREP Request for Proposal (RFP) 58819022 .pdf 256 KB
Amendment #1 FY20 PREP RFP 58819022 Amendment #1 FY20 PREP RFP 58819022.pdf 139 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 Draft FY20 PREP Contract Template D Draft FY20 PREP Contract Template .pdf 215 KB
E Draft FY20 PREP Application Score Tool E Draft FY20 PREP Application Score Tool .pdf 104 KB
F Wyman Teen Outreach Program Adaptation Application F Wyman Teen Outreach Program Adaptation Application.pdf 321 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions IDPH General Conditions
http://www.chsnc.org/educational-programs-and-training/youth-programs/wise-guys/ Wise Guys
http://teenoutreachprogram.com/ Wyman's TOP®
 
 
Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
02/27/2019 The PREP RFP 58819022, references a funding formula below (pg 23); however, there isn’t one. Will there be an amendment for this? Refer to Amendment #1. This language was an error and will be removed as the Department will not provide funding based on a formula for RFP 58819022. Per Section 2.04, applicants will propose a line item budget adequate to support the work of their application in compliance with the line item categories outlined in the RFP and application form. The budget must reflect the programming throughout the contract year based on the model selected and the counties planned for implementation.
03/01/2019 Is this RFP open to any agency that serves the identified counties? Yes, as long as the applicant meets the requirements of section 1.04 and are able to implement all services outlined the RFP as described. The eligible applicants for this RFP are private, governmental and non-profit organizations or agencies that are able to deliver services to the county(s), in Section 1.04 Service Delivery Area.
03/05/2019 What are the budget guidelines per county? Refer to RFP Section 2.04 and Amendment #1. Per Section 2.04, applicants will propose a line item budget adequate to support the work of their application in compliance with the line item categories outlined in the RFP and application form. The budget must reflect the programming throughout the contract year based on the model selected and the counties planned for implementation.
03/06/2019 In the past we have provided one offering of TOP to a class of 15 students, with the RFP stating that there must be at least 25 total participants per curriculum, can we no longer offer TOP programming? Agencies must serve a minimum of 25 total participants per curriculum throughout the grant year, however, individual group sizes may comprise of small numbers. Please reference Section 2.02, page 20.
03/06/2019 In response to section 2.03 (pg 25), can the Project Director and the Program Coordinator be the same individual? No, the Project Director and the Program Coordinator cannot be the same individual. Refer to RFP sections 2.03 and Section 3.02, page 31.
 
 
 
 
 
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