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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -364214-FY21 RFP 58821017 for Strategic Initiatives to Prevent Drug Overdoses (SIPDO)
  Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
  Application Deadline: 08/04/2020 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $97,800.00
Project Start Date: 09/01/2020
Project End Date: 08/31/2021
Award Announcement Date: 08/27/2020
Eligible Applicant: Please see Section 1.03 fo the RFP
Program Officer: John McMullen
Phone: 515-281-6646 x
Categorical Area: Substance Abuse

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.


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) # 58821017 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to select the most qualified applicant to provide services that apply an expedited Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model to prevent overdose deaths from the use and misuse of licit (not forbidden by law) and illicit drugs (forbidden by law), in the thirteen (13) counties identified as highest-need (see Section 1.03).

The SPF model represents a five-step, data driven process used to 1) assess needs; 2) build capacity and get stakeholders in place; 3) engage in a strategic planning process with stakeholders; 4) implement a strategic plan; and 5) evaluate processes and outcomes. In order to reduce or expedite the time it takes for counties to begin the #3 Planning and #4 Implementation steps, the first two SPF steps #1 Needs Assessment and #2 Capacity Building will be completed during the application process.  Cultural competency and sustainability are embedded in all five SPF steps.

The Department is actively working to strengthen our capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. Health equity is defined as the attainment of the highest possible level of health for all people by achieving the environmental, social, economic and other conditions in which all people have the opportunity to attain their highest possible level of health. This grant promotes health equity through the Strategic Prevention Framework model and its guiding principle step Cultural Competency which adheres to and promotes 15 Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards.  Use of CLAS is a way to improve the quality of services provided to all individuals, which will ultimately help reduce health disparities and achieve health equity.

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.



RFP Issued

July 15, 2020

Written Questions and Responses


Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

July 20, 2020

July 23, 2020

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:


July 27, 2020

July 29, 2020

Applications Due

August 4, 2020 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

August 27, 2020

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Description File Name File Size
A. RFP58821017 Strategic Initiatives to Prevent Drug Overdoses A. RFP58821017 Strategic Initiatives to Prevent Drug Overdoses.pdf 255 KB
B. IowaGrants Registration Instructions B. IowaGrantsRegistrationInstructionsUpdated2016.pdf 873 KB
C. IDPH Application Instruction Guidance C. IDPHApplicationInstructionGuidance2016.pdf 1.9 MB
D. RFP 58821017 Strategic Initiatives to Prevent Drug Overdoses DRAFT Score D. RFP 58821017 DRAFT Score.pdf 91 KB
E. RFP58821017 Strategic Initiatives to Prevent Drug Overdoses DRAFT Contract E. RFP58821017 DRAFT Contra.pdf 161 KB
F. County Opioid and Psychostimulant Data Assessment Indicators F. .pdf 55 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description 1. Academic Detailing 2. Federal Regulations 215.23 on In-Kind Match 3. IDPH General Conditions 4. Overdose Data to Action Funding Overview 5. Primary Prevention Definition work-guide.pdf 6. Strategic Prevention Framework Model 7. Substance misuse Prevention Environmental Strategies 8. The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.