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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -321070-FY20 MIECHV Workforce Development Diversity Pilot RFA
  Family Health
  Application Deadline: 08/28/2019 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 06/01/2018
Project End Date: 09/30/2023
Award Announcement Date: 09/17/2019
Eligible Applicant: Refer to RFP- Current MIECHV Contractors
Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Email: melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area: Community Development, Early Childhood Services & Supports
 
 
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 58818019. Services covered by this application include: The provision of home visiting services to identified diversity gap populations by recruiting, hiring, training and mentoring family support professionals (FSPs) from these same populations. A “diversity gap population” is a racial, ethnic, or linguistic population where a significant number of families are enrolled in an applicant’s home visiting program ​or​ where a significant number of families in need of home visiting services reside in the applicant’s community. 

This program promotes health equity through the promotion of service delivery by professionals that match the racial, ethnic or linguistic makeup of program participants. Health equity is promoted through both workforce development and service delivery. 

1.02 Project and Contract Period

FY20 is the 2nd year of a 5 year project period. The Department expects the contract period to be a one-year term from September 30, 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 the 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:

  • Lutheran Services in Iowa

  • SEIDA Community Action

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 #58818019 page 5, for service delivery area parameters. Any changes to the current service delivery area for this RFA must be agreed to by existing contractors and applicable boards of health, and 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 federal MIECHV funding.

Applicants may apply for up to $70,000 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 the 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. Applicants are encouraged to review the entire RFA for detailed information about events, dates, times and sites.

EVENT

DATE

RFA Issued

July 24, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by

July 31, 2019

August 7, 2019

   

Final Questions Due

Final Cumulative Responses Posted by

August 14, 2019

August 21, 2019

Applications Due

August 28, 2019 by 4:00 pm (local Iowa time) 

Post Notice of Intent to Award

September 17, 2019

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A FY20 MIECHV Workforce Development Diversity Pilot Request For Application (RFA) A FY20 MIECHV Workforce Development Diversity Pilot Request For Application (RFA).pdf 256 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 FY20 MIECHV Workforce Development Diversity Pilot Contract Template D Draft FY20 MIECHV Workforce Development Diversity Pilot Contract Template.pdf 224 KB
E Draft FY20 MIECHV Workforce Development Diversity Pilot RFA Review Tool Template E Draft FY20 MIECHV Workforce Development Diversity Pilot RFA Review Tool Template.pdf 132 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions IDPH General Conditions
 
 
Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
07/25/2019 1. Can the Program Supervisor and FSP Program Mentor be the same individual? (page 15) 2. Will IDPH provide updated equity data for service area review and discussion? (page 15) A1: Yes the Program Supervisor and FSP Program Mentor can be the same individual. A2: University of Kansas expects to send updated equity data for service area reports to current contractors by Friday August 16, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
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