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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -420820-FY22 RFP 58822024 for Centers of Excellence Program
  Health Care Delivery Systems
  Application Deadline: 10/20/2021 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 12/15/2021
Project End Date: 06/30/2022
Award Announcement Date: 11/15/2021
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Categorical Area:

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.

Excerpts from the RFP:


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) # 58822024 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to select the most qualified applicant to create Centers of Excellence that encourage innovation and collaboration among regional health care providers in rural areas. Centers of Excellence are innovative care models that specialize in specific areas of medicine, offer a variety of services and treatments, and create regional access to specialty care with a focus on creating access to specialty care in rural areas where access is currently lacking.

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

September 1, 2021

Written Questions and Responses


Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

September 15, 2021

September 22, 2021

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

September 29, 2021

October 6, 2021

Applications Due

October 20, 2021 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

November 15, 2021

 Click on the File Name to open attachment
Description File Name File Size
A- RFP 58822024 Centers of Excellence A RFP 58822024 Centers of Excellence.pdf 303 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 FY22 Centers of Excellence Program Contract Template D DRAFT FY22 Centers of Excellence Program Contract Template.pdf 177 KB
E- DRAFT FY22 Centers of Excellence Program Application Score Tool E DRAFT FY22 Centers of Excellence Program Application Score Tool.pdf 99 KB
 Website Links
 Click on the URL to go to website
URL Description Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Rural Health Strategy (released 2018) HHS Strategic Plan (2018-2022) IDPH General Conditions Rural Action Plan (2020) Rural Health Information Hub State Office of Rural Health
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.