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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -298350-RFP 58819026 AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program
  Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
  Application Deadline: 03/12/2020 12:00 AM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 07/01/2019
Project End Date: 06/30/2020
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant: Please see Section 1.03 Eligibility Requirements in the RFP
Program Officer: John McMullen
Phone: 515-281-6646 x
Email: john.mcmullen@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area: Substance Abuse
 
 
Description
 
 

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

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) # 58819026 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to select the most qualified applicant to provide education to Iowa community members on substance abuse prevention, particularly opioid and prescription drug abuse; build capacity of organizations who need to broaden understanding of opioid and prescription drug abuse; and form coalitions and partnerships to address the growing crisis.

AmeriCorps is a national service program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  CNCS is a federal agency established in 1993 to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in intensive community-based service.  In exchange for their service, AmeriCorps members may receive a living allowance to defray costs while serving and, upon successful completion of their term, an education award to help finance their college education, vocational training, training approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or to repay qualified existing student loans.  Successful programs utilize service as a strategy to meet community needs, while supporting the development and growth of the AmeriCorps members serving with the organization.

The purpose of AmeriCorps State is to engage AmeriCorps members in direct service and capacity-building activities to address unmet community needs.

The organizations that receive grants are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and supervising AmeriCorps members to serve in their programs.

 

The Department is actively working to strengthen our 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 program promotes health equity through using AmeriCorps members to increase the dissemination of substance abuse resources and information to all population throughout Iowa.

1.02     Project Period and Contract Term

The project period shall be from July 1, 2019 to November 30,2020.  

The Department expects the initial contract period to be a I5 month term from July 1, 2019 to November 30,2020. The Department shall have the option to renew the contract at its sole discretion for up to two 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

Non-profit, 501(c)3 organizations, schools, or government agencies currently operating youth mentoring or substance abuse prevention programs in Iowa and have been for one year or more   are eligible to submit an application in accordance with this RFP.

Applicants must adhere to at least one of the the following eligibility expectations in order to apply:

  • An Iowa non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, school, or government agency currently operating youth mentoring or substance abuse prevention programs  that has continuously provided substance abuse prevention and /or mentoring services in Iowa since July 1, 2016, including:

    • Community utilization and implementation of evidence-based programs, practices and policies with a variety of populations
    • Community utilization of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model
    • Employing at least one (1) staff member who is a Certified Prevention Specialist through the Iowa Board of Certification
    • Mentoring youth individually or in groups (utilizing the Elements of Effective Practice, and Certified or will be certified through the Iowa Mentoring Partnership within the contract year) (refer to weblink provided in Section 7)
    • Having Substance Abuse Prevention services and resources for older adults living in Iowa
    • A Recovery Community Organization or Collegiate Recovery Community starting services or providing services in Iowa

 

AND applicants must adhere to both of the following expectations:

  • Promoting positive community norms
  • Connecting coalitions, schools, and communities

 

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 service areas are defined by the applicant, such as school districts, county, community, etc. within the state of Iowa.

 

1.05 Available Funds

The source of funding is State of Iowa Sunday Sales Liquor License fees.

Funding within this RFP will help support the mentoring/substance abuse prevention/recovery community organization programs in meeting AmeriCorps expectations including:

  • site supervisor time to oversee the member,
  • office supplies and space,
  • travel and registration expenses to attend required meetings or optional trainings,
  • AmeriCorps member uniforms and AmeriCorps signage and banners, etc.  

 

The Department will separately fund a living stipend and other benefits to support each AmeriCorps member.  AmeriCorps members who complete all requirements during their term of service will then be eligible for an Education Award.

Applicants may apply for up to $30,000 for the total contract one year  period. The Department anticipates up to $225,000 available for approximately 15  awards. 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.

There is a 2:1 match required (two parts Department to one part contractor), e.g., a $15,000 award will require $7,500 in match.  In-kind match is acceptable with documentation (refer to the Federal Regulations 215.23(d) weblink provided in Section 7). No state or federal funds may be utilized as match.

 

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.The following dates are set forth for informational purposes.  The Department reserves the right to change them.

 

PHASE 1:

  1. During PHASE 1, all applications for full-time will be accepted beginning on March 13, 2019 and concluding on April 10, 2019. There are 15 open full-time positions and 15 half-time member positions available at the start of this application process.

  2. If any applications are received after April 10, 2019, applications will be reviewed and scored in PHASE 2.

  3. The number of member positions used and remaining at the conclusion of PHASE 1 will be posted to the Department website on May 14, 2019 unless the Department at its sole discretion extends this date.

 

EVENT

DATE

RFP Issued

March 13, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

March 19, 2019

March 25, 2019

Round 2 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

March 27, 2019

April 3, 2019

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

April 5, 2019

April 9, 2019

Applications Due

April 10, 2019  

Post Notice of Intent to Award

May 14, 2019

Anticipated Contract Period

June 1, 2019 - August 31,2020



PHASE 2 (contingent on available funding):

  1. During PHASE 2, all applications for full-time (refer to document posted on the Department website listing number of open positions will be accepted beginning on April 11, 2019 and concluding on June 5, 2019.

  2. If any applications are received after June 5, 2019, applications will be reviewed and scored in PHASE 3.

  3. The number of member positions used and remaining at the conclusion of PHASE 2 will be posted to the Department website on June 27, 2019 unless the Department at its sole discretion extends this date.

 

EVENT

DATE

RFP Issued

April 11, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

April 15,2019

April 19, 2019

Round 2 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

May 16, 2019

May 21, 2019

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

May 23, 2019

May 29, 2019

Applications Due

June 5, 2019

Post Notice of Intent to Award

June 28, 2019

Anticipated Contract Period

September 1, 2019 - August 31,2020

 

 

PHASE 3 (contingent on available funding):

  1. During PHASE 3, all applications for full-time (refer to document posted on the Department website listing number of open positions) will be accepted beginning on June 6, 2019 and concluding on August 14, 2019.

  2. If any applications are received after August 14, 2019, applications will be reviewed and scored in PHASE 4.

  3. The number of member positions used and remaining at the conclusion of PHASE 3 will be posted to the Department website on September 11, 2019 unless the Department at its sole discretion extends this date.

 

EVENT

DATE

RFP Issued

June 6, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

June 13, 2019

June 18,2019

Round 2 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

July 11, 2019

July 16, 2019

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

August 1, 2019

August 6, 2019

Applications Due

August 14, 2019

Post Notice of Intent to Award

September 11, 2019

Anticipated Contract Period

October 15, 2019 -November 30, 2020

 

PHASE 4 (contingent on available funding):

  1. During PHASE 4, all applications for full-time (refer to document posted on the Department website listing number of open positions) will be accepted beginning on August 15, 2019 and concluding on September 19, 2019.

  2. If any applications are received after September 19, 2019, applications will be reviewed and scored in PHASE 5.

  3. The number of member positions used and remaining at the conclusion of PHASE 4 will be posted to the Department website on October 19, 2019 unless the Department at its sole discretion extends this date.

 

EVENT

DATE

RFP Issued

August 15, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

August 22, 2019

August 27, 2019

Round 2 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

August 30, 2019

September 4, 2019

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

September 9, 2018

September 17, 2018

Applications Due

September 19, 2019

Post Notice of Intent to Award

October 16, 2019

Anticipated Contract Period

November 1, 2019 - November 30, 2020

 

PHASE 5 (contingent on available funding):

  1. During PHASE 5, all applications for half-time, quarter-time, and minimal-time members (refer to document posted on the Department website listing number of open positions) will be accepted beginning on November 29, 2019 and concluding on March 12, 2020.

  1. The number of member positions used and remaining at the conclusion of PHASE 5 will be posted to the Department website on March 12, 2020 unless the Department at its sole discretion extends this date.

 

EVENT

DATE

RFP Issued

November 27, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

December 10, 2019

December 17, 2018

Round 2 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

January 15, 2020

January 22, 2020

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

February 13, 2020

February 19, 2020

Applications Due

March 12, 2020

Post Notice of Intent to Award

April 8, 2020

Anticipated Contract Period

June 1, 2020 - November 30,2020

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A. RFP#58819026 AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program A. RFP#58819026 AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program.pdf 285 KB
B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions Updated 2016.pdf 873 KB
C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance 2016.pdf 1.9 MB
D. AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program DRAFT Contract Template D. AmeriCorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program DRAFT Contract Template.pdf 227 KB
E. Americorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program DRAFT Scoring Tool E. Americorps Substance Abuse Prevention Program DRAFT Scoring Tool .pdf 217 KB
F. AmeriCorps Member Generic Position Description F. AmeriCorps Member Generic Position Description.pdf 89 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions 1. IDPH General Conditions
http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/AmeriCorpsSeniorCorpsBrandingGuidance-.pdf 2. AmeriCorps Branding and Messaging Guidance
http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1990_serviceact_as%20amended%20through%20pl%20111-13.pdf 3. AmeriCorps Regulations
http://www.mentoring.org/program-resources/elements-of-effective-practice-for-mentoring/ 4. Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring - MENTOR
http://www.iowamentoring.org/for-programs/program-certification 5. Iowa Mentoring Partnership Certification Process
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2005-title2-vol1/pdf/CFR-2005-title2-vol1-sec215-23.pdf 6. Federal Regulations 215.23(d) on In-Kind Match
 
 
 
 
 
 
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