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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -344764-FFY21 RFA for Iowa WIC Program RFA
  Application Deadline: 04/23/2020 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 10/01/2020
Project End Date: 09/30/2021
Award Announcement Date: 06/19/2020
Eligible Applicant: Current Contractors- Refer to RFA Section 1.03
Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Categorical Area: Child Health

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 the Iowa Department of Public Health to award a contract.

Excerpts from the RFA:


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 #58817026 and #58818008.  Services covered by this application include capacity and provision of quality WIC services to WIC applicants. The RFA serves to:

  • Provide quality WIC services,

  • Maintain and advance integration of public health activities,

  • Maintain and advance delivery of essential services and core public health functions, and

  • Build stronger relationships with community partners. 

The WIC Program specifically targets populations that face barriers to service and experience health disparities (iron deficiency anemia, lower breastfeeding rates, infant mortality, premature births, etc.).

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

February 20, 2020


Written Questions and Responses


Round 1 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by

March 2, 2020

March 9, 2020

Round 2 Questions Due

Interim Responses Posted by

April 6, 2020

April 13, 2020

Applications Due

April 23, 2020 by 4:00 pm (Local Iowa Time)

Post Notice of Intent to Award

June 19, 2020

 Click on the File Name to open attachment
Description File Name File Size
A FFY21 RFA Iowa WIC Program A FFY21 RFA Iowa WIC Program.pdf 276 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 FFY21 Iowa WIC Program Contract Template D Draft FFY21 Iowa WIC Program Contract Template.pdf 229 KB
E Draft FFY21 Iowa WIC Program Review Tool E Draft FFY21 Iowa WIC Program Review Tool.pdf 378 KB
F IDPH Partnership Assessment Tool F IDPH Partnership Assessment Tool.pdf 569 KB
 Website Links
 Click on the URL to go to website
URL Description Heart Button Counseling Platform IDPH General Conditions Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 73 Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Iowa WIC Program Website National WIC Association, Exploring WIC Caseload USDA National- and State-Level Estimates of WIC Eligibility and WIC Program Reach in 2017. Nutrition Assistance Program Report Series, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support WIC Nutrition Services Standards
Submitted Date Question Answer
02/21/2020 What is the difference between Outreach Strategies and Outreach Strategies 2? The wording is nearly identical. A description of these Strategies can be found in Section 2.01 on page 16 of the RFA Document. Outreach Strategy 1 -processes to promote the WIC program to new participants and Outreach Strategy 2 -processes to close the gap between participant enrollment and actual participation.
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.