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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -341084-RFP58821001 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development
  Emergency Preparedness & Response
  Application Deadline: 03/11/2020 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 07/01/2020
Project End Date: 06/30/2021
Award Announcement Date: 04/08/2020
Eligible Applicant: Local Boards of Health or Local Boards of Supervisors
Program Officer: John Hallman
Phone: 515-281-6077 x
Email: john.hallman@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area: Disaster Preparedness
 
 
Description
 
 
Description

It is the responsibility of the Applicant to review all Attachments listed below for additional details regarding this Funding Opportunity.

The issuance of this Funding Opportunity in no way constitutes a commitment by IDPH to award a contract.

Purpose

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) #58821001 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to select the most qualified applicant to lead system development in coordinating and advancing public health emergency preparedness, and emergency medical service delivery, in the identified service area. Applicant’s will be responsible to ensure the systems can prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents that affect the readiness of the public health and emergency medical services systems and to decrease mortality and morbidity in disasters. This goal will be supported through implementation of the public health emergency preparedness and response  capabilities and EMS System Standards. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop strategies and activities that will increase ability to be operationally ready to execute plans, respond to, and recover from public health threats and emergencies.

This project supports health equity by ensuring that systems are developed to protect population safety, particularly among the most vulnerable. Systems should address the opportunities and challenges facing all people in the community, including older adults, young children, those without access to transportation, and those living in rural areas. Systems to coordinate and advance emergency preparedness in the identified service area must work to ensure equitable outcomes by creating organizational infrastructure that makes the healthy and safe choice easy and possible for all members of the community.

 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

January 15, 2020

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

January 22, 2020

January 29, 2020

Round 2 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

February 5, 2020

February 12, 2020

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

February 19, 2020

February 26, 2020

Applications Due

March 11, 2020 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

April 8, 2020

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A. RFP#58821001 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development A. RFP#58821001 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development.pdf 250 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. RFP#58821001 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development DRAFT Contract Template D. RFP#58821001 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development DRAFT Contract Template.pdf 217 KB
E. RFP#58821001 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development DRAFT Score Tool E. RFP#58821001 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and EMS System Development DRAFT Score Tool.pdf 127 KB
 
 
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Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
01/22/2020 Activity 17: Please explain the goal of establishing an EMS Advisory group for the entire service area. Will there be a template or guide for the unified county-wide medical direction process? There is not a goal to establish an EMS advisory group for the entire service area. The goal in Activity 16 is to identify a single county within the service area that does not have an active EMS Advisory Council and does not have county-wide medical direction. The actions outlined in Activity 17 (for the county identified in Activity 16) are:
1. To establish an active single county EMS Advisory Group and initiate regular meetings of the Advisory Group no later than October 1, 2020, and
2. To create a plan for a unified county-wide medical direction process - with initiation of the plan not later than April 1, 2021.
Tools are available for the establishment of the advisory council and unified county-wide medical direction. IDPH will work with the service area and county identified in Activity 16 to provide these templates and processes.
01/30/2020 What activity/activities are most appropriate to tie budget narrative for coordinator or support staff time and travel? Coordinator time should be charged to the appropriate activity. All travel should be charged to the appropriate activity. Support staff time may be charged to Activity 4 if it is not possible to determine a direct link to any other activity.
01/30/2020 Which EMS workplan activity should be tied to EMS training opportunities and continuing education training supports? Activity 5 is most appropriate.
02/12/2020 Activity 16: Can more than one county work together to initiate a multi-county EMS advisory group and/or multi-county medical advisory group? Yes, the applicant may create a multi-county medical advisory group. The applicant may also choose to identify more than the minimum of one county in the service area to establish a county EMSAdvisory Group and county-wide medical direction.
02/13/2020 Activity # 12 in the PHEP workplan it references EMS programs members must respond to the HAN alerts and monthly radio tests. Some EMS are signed up for the HAN to get alerts and some are not. Will there be a requirement for EMS members to be on the HAN Alerts? If so what will the requirement be? None of the EMS members have a HAN 700MHz radio to answer those tests so this is not a requirement, correct? All EMS Service should have at least one member on the HAN to receive HAN Alerts. The EMS services will be added to the quarterly HAN alert tests. There is no expectation to add the EMS services to the monthly radio test process.
 
 
 
 
 
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