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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -335378-Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program RFP 58820015
  Health Care Delivery Systems
  Application Deadline: 01/22/2020 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 04/01/2020
Project End Date: 03/31/2023
Award Announcement Date: 02/19/2020
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Email: melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area: Local Public Health Services
 
 
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:

Purpose

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) #58820015 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (hereafter referred to as Department) to select the eligible sponsor(s) that develop quality plans compliant with this RFP to establish or expand medical residency training programs, with a focus on expanding emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), and psychiatry. The Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program is established to provide greater access to health care by increasing the number of practicing physicians in Iowa through the expansion of residency positions in Iowa. The Department shall provide funding to sponsors of accredited graduate medical education residency programs for the establishment or expansion of medical residency training programs that will increase the number of residents trained. This program is based on Iowa Code 135.176.

2019 House File 532, Section 1 includes additional criteria for preference in awarding applicants of this Funding Opportunity. Candidates who are residents of Iowa, attended and earned an undergraduate degree from an Iowa college or university, or attended and earned a medical degree from a medical school in Iowa will be considered for preference in awarding grants within the Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program, along with the previous preference in the residency specialty. House File 532, Section 2 adds a requirement that the residency program offers residency participants the opportunity to participate in a rural rotation to expose the resident to the rural areas of the state. This RFP uses this additional criteria in the selection process. Refer to Section 4 for more detail.

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

December 9, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

December 16, 2019

December 23, 2019

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

January 6, 2020

January 13, 2020

Applications Due

January 22, 2020 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

February 19, 2020

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A RFP 58820015 Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program A RFP 58820015 Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program.pdf 358 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 Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Contract Template D Draft Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Contract Template.pdf 205 KB
E Draft Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Application Score Tool E Draft Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Application Score Tool.pdf 274 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions IDPH General Conditions
http://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/aco/arc/1480C.pdf Iowa Administrative Rules - ARC 1480C
http://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/135.176.pdf Iowa Code 135.176 Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program
http://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iac/chapter/641.108.pdf Public Health Department [641] Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program, Chapter 108
 
 
Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
12/16/2019 The University of Iowa Department of Ob/Gyn has the following questions: 1. Given that all AAMC-approved residencies in the State of Iowa exist uniquely at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, we wonder whether UI can apply for more than one grant? We note that the RFA states that only one application can come from any one "sponsor." Can UI submit 1 grant for OB/Gyn (the sponsor is the Ob/Gyn Department), 1 grant for Emergency Medicine (sponsor = the Emergency Medicine Department) and 1 grant for Psychiatry (sponsor = the Department of Psychiatry, or only 1 grant in total (sponsor = UI)? RFP Section 1.03 defines an Eligible Sponsor as a hospital, school, or consortium. The language does not allow for each individual department within a hospital, school, or consortium to be defined as an eligible sponsor. RFP Section 1.14 indicates that a sponsor (hospital, school, or consortium) may submit only one application for a residency program. Therefore, the University of Iowa College of Medicine would be considered a sponsor and may only submit one application.
12/16/2019 2. The Department of Ob/Gyn at the University of Iowa collaborates with the IDPH on a HRSA grant. One of the goals of the HRSA grant is to institute new training programs. Can the matching funds for this grant come from those HRSA dollars? The HRSA funds can be acceptable as match. Any limitations would be the HRSA grant requirements. As long as the funds are granted to the sponsor and the grant allows funding to be used to match funds in another grant program, this would be an acceptable match under this grant.
12/16/2019 3. How will the residency slot or program be sustained after the 3-year term of the grant? The grant funds are for a three year project period to start a new or expand a current residency program. The grant program is not designed for long term sustainability support. The sponsor may develop its own sustainability plan using expected program income.
12/16/2019 4. What are the criteria required to be considered a new program? Specifically, if we already have a residency program in Ob/Gyn, but want to institute a new slot specifically to train the resident in rural medicine (different from the current training program), is that considered a new program? We would apply to AAMC to create a separate match process for this slot. As described, it appears to be a new program. Sponsors are advised to review the program definitions in Iowa Code 135.176 and IAC Chapter 641--108 (refer to RFP Section 7-Links) to ensure they have met the requirements for the type of residency program they are applying for.
12/16/2019 5. Is a partnership between UI and another health care system or college of medicine in the State of Iowa allowed? Would that be considered a potential positive aspect of an application? Yes, this type of partnership is allowed, as IDPH encourages the creation of and continued community partnerships. If partnership entities will be involved in the provision of services under this application, the sponsor must identify the location(s) of the sponsorís worksite or other locations in the Medical Residency Project Work Plan form, as described in RFP Section 3.02.
12/16/2019 Is having multiple principal investigators allowed? Yes, assigning multiple principal investigators is allowed. The sponsor must assign staff and personnel to this project in compliance with the staffing and personnel requirements outlined in RFP Section 2.03. Details on project personnel assigned to providing services described in this RFP must be included in the Medical Residency Personnel form, as described in RFP Section 3.02.
01/03/2020 On p.22 of the RFP it states ďa minimum of 1.0 FTE must be assigned to the program.Ē Can this be a combination of multiple staff members time (e.g. project director and project manager and project coordinator) to equal 1.0 FTE? And/or can you elaborate on which staff position must be dedicated to the program at the 1.0 FTE level? Yes, the 1.0 minimum FTE requirement, outlined in RFP Section 2.03, may be met by summing multiple staff membersí time. The RFP does not specify position titles that must be included. The sponsor must identify key personnel to demonstrate there is adequate staffing for provision of the program.
01/06/2020 Is there page limit to this application? The application is completed via IowaGrants.gov. Sponsors will enter text in each IowaGrants form outlined in RFP Section 3, and each text field has a character limit. Sponsors should refer to the forms in IowaGrants for character limits.
01/06/2020 How many visuals and graphs are allowed? Is there a limit per page? Is there a limit of pages? The Medical Residency Needs Assessment form is the only form that allows an attachment for charts or visuals. Sponsors are able to submit one attachment for this upload field; however, there is no limit for how many visuals and graphs may be included within the attachment. The application is completed via IowaGrants.gov. Sponsors will enter text in each IowaGrants form outlined in RFP Section 3, and each text field has a character limit. Sponsors should refer to the forms in IowaGrants for character limits.
01/06/2020 Where are the references to be placed in the application? Sponsors may include references as in-text citations within text field responses in the application forms as needed. There are no requirements for the format of in-text citations.
 
 
 
 
 
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