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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -301931-FY20 Child Protection Center/Childrenís Advocacy Center
  Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
  Application Deadline: 05/31/2019 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $245,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/2019
Project End Date: 06/30/2020
Award Announcement Date: 06/10/2019
Eligible Applicant: Please see Section 1.03 of the RFA Current Contractors
Program Officer: Robin Misel
Phone: 515-281-4417 x
Categorical Area: Substance Abuse

 It is the responsibility of the Applicant to reveiw 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 # 58815028. Services covered by this application include Child Protection Center services statewide. Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is synonymous with Child Protection Center (CPC).

1.02 Project and Contract Period

FY20 is the fifth year of a sixth 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:


  • Mercy Medical Center -Sioux City Foundation dba Mercy Child Advocacy Center
  • Allen Memorial Hospital Corp. dba Allen Hospital
  • Child Abuse Council (Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center)
  • St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital dba UnityPoint Health- St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Central Iowa Hospital Corp. dba Blank Childrens’ STAR Child Protection Center (Des Moines)


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 Applicants are required to assure these communications are received and responded to accordingly.

1.04 Service Delivery Area

Refer to the RFP #58815028, 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 Written approval must be obtained prior to submitting a continuation application.  

1.05 Funding

The source of funding is state funds appropriated for the Child Protection Center grant program.


Applicants may apply for up to $245,000 for the total 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.




RFA Issued

March 20, 2019

Written Questions and Responses


Round 1 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by

March 27, 2019

April 1, 2019

Round 2 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by

  May 17, 2019

  May 21, 2019

Final Questions Due

Final Cumulative Responses Posted by

  May 23, 2019

  May 28, 2019

Applications Due

   May 31, 2019

Post Notice of Intent to Award

  June 10, 2019







 Click on the File Name to open attachment
Description File Name File Size
A. FY20 RFA Child Protection Center Children's Advocacy Center A. FY20 RFA Child Protection Center Children's Advocacy Center.pdf 191 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. FY20 Child Protection Center_ Children's Advocacy Center DRAFT Contract Template D. FY20 Child Protection Center_ Children's Advocacy Center DRAFT Contract Template.pdf 200 KB
E. FY20 RFA Child Protection Center Children's Advocacy Center DRAFT Review Tool E. FY20 RFA Child Protection Center Children's Advocacy Center DRAFT Review Tool.pdf 111 KB
F. CPC FY20 Amendment 1 F. CPC FY20 Amendment 1.pdf 134 KB
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