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Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties for
Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancies, HIV, and Other Diseases

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) - Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

Deadline Date:

04/17/19 4:00 PM - Local Iowa Time

Description:

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Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations and government agencies for youth education programs in eligible counties. Funding is intended to support programming geared for adolescents that will lead to the reduction of teen pregnancies, HIV, and other diseases while encouraging responsible decision making and healthy living for adolescents across the State.

The following 20 counties are eligible to receive PREP Services (a minimum number of 25 participants must be served per county): Black Hawk, Lucas, Cerro Gordo, Marshall, Cherokee, Montgomery, Clinton, Page, Crawford, Polk, Des Moines, Pottawattamie, Emmet, Scott, Fremont, Wapello, Henry, Webster, Lee, and Woodbury.

The purpose of the Personal Responsibility Education Program is to provide comprehensive sexuality education to adolescents with medically accurate, culturally and age appropriate, and evidence-based programming. PREP contractors will also address life skills to assist Iowa teens in making responsible, informed decisions and lead safe and healthy lives.

The Department is actively working to strengthen its capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. This program promotes health equity by implementing programming using a positive youth development (PYD) approach. PYD can be beneficial for all youth; it can be particularly effective when working with vulnerable and underserved youth. There is evidence that a focus on PYD, including social skills, may foster resilience and improve well-being among youth who may have been maltreated. Focus on developing one’s identity, discovering strengths, and goal setting has been demonstrated to be effective for youth who are part of racial/ethnic minority groups.

For a detailed description of program services and goals, see https://www.iowagrants.gov/fileDownload.jsp?filename=1550698427629_A+++PREP+Request+for+Proposal+%28RFP%29+58819022+.pdf#page=19

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185399

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$260,000

Number of Grants:

At least 5 awards.

Term of Contract:

The project period shall be from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2023.

The Department expects the initial contract period to be a one year term from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. The Department shall have the option to renew the contract at its sole discretion for up to three additional one (1) year terms subject to review of the continuation application, Contractor performance and compliance with the terms and conditions of the contract, availability of funds, program modifications, or any other grounds determined by the Department to be in Department’s best interests.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Private, governmental and non-profit organizations or agencies that are able to deliver services to the county(s) are eligible to submit an application.

20 counties in the Service Delivery Area identified by the Funding Service are eligible to receive PREP Services (a minimum number of 25 participants must be served per county). For a list of eligible counties, see Geographic Focus below.

Funds cannot be budgeted or used for the following purposes:

- To supplant or replace current public or private funding
- To supplant ongoing or usual activities of any organization involved in the project
- To purchase or improve land, or to purchase, construct, or make permanent improvements to any building
- To reimburse pre-award costs
- To support planning efforts and other activities associated with the program or application
- For fundraising, political education, or lobbying activities.
- Equipment

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule of Important Dates:
(The following dates are set forth for informational purposes. The Department reserves the right to change them.)

- RFP Issued: February 20, 2019
- Round 1 Questions Due: March 6, 2019
- Interim Responses Posted By: March 13, 2019
- Round 2 Questions Due: March 20, 2019
- Interim Responses Posted By: March 27, 2019
- Final Questions Due: April 3, 2019
- Final Responses Posted By: April 10, 2019
- Applications Due: April 17, 2019 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time
- Post Notice of Intent to Award: May 15, 2019

An applicant may submit only one application for a service area. Applicants applying for more than one service county should include all counties in a single application.

For general terms and conditions for IDPG contracts:
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions

Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP): https://wymancenter.org/top/

Children’s Home Society of North Carolina Wise Guys: https://www.chsnc.org/wise-guys/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://entaa.iowa.gov/entaa/sso?appId=DOM_GMS&callingApp=https://www.iowagrants.gov/login.do#topHeader

Melana Hammond, Program Officer
515-281-4900
melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov

For assistance regarding IowaGrants, please contact the Department IowaGrants Helpdesk at iowagrants.helpdesk@idph.iowa.gov or by calling 1-866-520-8987.

Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street - Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-7689

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP 58819022

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Black Hawk, Lucas, Cerro Gordo, Marshall, Cherokee, Montgomery, Clinton, Page, Crawford, Polk, Des Moines, Pottawattamie, Emmet, Scott, Fremont, Wapello, Henry, Webster, Lee, and Woodbury Counties