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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -362802-FY21 RFP 58821015 for Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program
  Health Care Delivery Systems
  Application Deadline: 10/26/2020 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 01/01/2021
Project End Date: 12/31/2022
Award Announcement Date: 11/30/2020
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Kathy Karn
Phone: 515-725-1002 x
Email: Kathy.Karn@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area:
 
 
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.

Excerpts from the RFP:

Purpose

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) # 58821015 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to select the most qualified applicant to improve access to primary health care among underserved populations by providing educational loan repayment assistance to primary care medical, dental, and mental health practitioners. In exchange, practitioners must complete a minimum two year, full-time (or four year, half-time) service obligation at an eligible practice site/s located in a federally designated health professional shortage area (HPSA). Iowa Code Chapter 135.107 establishes the Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (LRP) under the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).  Applicants that have not received an award in the past will be given priority under this RFP.

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

August 31, 2020

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

September 14, 2020

September 21, 2020

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

October 5, 2020

October 12, 2020

Applications Due

October 26, 2020 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

November 30, 2020

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A FY21 RFP 58821015 Primary Care Provider LRP A FY21 RFP 58821015 Primary Care Provider LRP.pdf 312 KB
Amendment 1 RFP 58821015 Primary Care LRP Amendment 1 RFP 58821015 Primary Care LRP.pdf 144 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 FY21 Primary Care Provider LRP Contract Template D Draft FY21 Primary Care Provider LRP Contract Template.pdf 189 KB
E Draft FY21 Primary Care Provider LRP REVISED Application Score Tool E Draft FY21 Primary Care Provider LRP REVISED Application Score Tool.pdf 135 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
http://studentaid.gov/ Federal Student AID
http://data.hrsa.gov/ HRSA Data
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions IDPH General Conditions
http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guideline
http://www.federalgrantswire.com/grants-for-state-loan-repayment.html#.XvYq5zFKg2w U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Program CFDA: 93.165 Grants to States for Loan Repayment
 
 
Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
09/04/2020 Section 2.02, page 23, requirement 7. Are students loans that were initially federal but then later consolidated and refinanced to a private company still eligible for the loan repayment program? They are only the person's student loans and were not consolidated with anyone else's loans. Refer to RFP Section 2.02, Requirement 7: Applicant must have qualifying education loans, for the specific criteria that must be met for a consolidated educational loan to be considered for this RFP.
09/04/2020 Section 3.02, page 28. Can one provide a loan verification form instead of a separate account statement and disbursement report? The loan verification form has all of the required information in that one form. Refer to the Completed and signed Primary Care Provider LRP Loan Form #2 & #3 (RFP page 28). A copy of the Account Statement and a copy of the Disbursement Report must be submitted for each student loan submitted for consideration.This information and documentation is required to establish eligibility and proof of educational loans.
09/04/2020 Section 2.02, page 21, requirement 5. Is a community mental health center eligible as a site even if it is not officially listed as an HPSA on their website? Refer to RFP section 2.02, Requirement 5: Applicant must practice at an eligible practice site/s. Eligible practice site(s) must be located in a federally designated health professional shortage area (HPSA). HPSA is a geographic area, population group, public or nonprofit private medical facility, or other public facility determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to have a shortage of healthcare professionals based on criteria defined in regulation.
09/08/2020 -Loan Form -Loan Information -The account statement must: ● Be dated within 3 months from the date of application submission If I am not currently making student loan payments (and haven't since March 2020) due to COVID-19 and the CARES act suspending loan payments until December 31, 2020, is uploading my account statement from March 2020 acceptable even though it is not dated within 3 months from the date of application submission? Refer to the Completed and signed Primary Care Provider LRP Loan Form #2-Copy of Account Statement (RFP page 28). The account statement must be dated within 3 months from the date of application submission.
09/14/2020 I currently work at the Iowa Veterans Home (long term care facility in Marshalltown). While our residents pay for cost of living and services based on financial situation and disability dictated by the facility and the VA, we do not have a specific sliding fee policy to charge for services. Will this make this location ineligible for the grant? Refer to RFP Section 2.02, Requirement 5: Applicant must practice at an eligible practice site/s. The sliding fee scale and policy is a requirement for the practice site to be eligible.
09/24/2020 Whose information goes on the Cover Sheet- General Information section? Is it applicant's name and personal address for both the Authorized Agent and Fiscal Officer (as stated in the AFY21RFP58821015PrimaryCareProviderLRP document) OR should it be the employer's/organization's agent's information? Can you provide any direction on answering the house/senate/congressional questions below that as well? Thanks! Per RFP Section 3.02 Application Forms, the individual applicant should use their name as the Authorized Official and the Fiscal Officer/ Agent.
09/29/2020 Do I have to be in network with Medicare to be eligible for this grant? Or if I am not in network, is it acceptable to be in the process of becoming part of the Medicare network at the time the grant is awarded? Per RFP Section 2.02, Requirement 5, eligible practice sites must accept Medicare. Applicants must meet all requirements at the time the contract is issued.
09/29/2020 As an individual providing services (solo practitioner with no other employees in my business) are we required to complete the Primary Care Provider LRP and the employment contract? Applicants must submit all required documentation per RFP Section 3.02, Application Forms. There is no requirement to submit an employment contract.
10/05/2020 On the employer form it asks for Full-time Equivalent under the HPSA section. Is this asking for my FTE for work or the HPSA FTE Short found on the HSPA website? Full-time Equivalent is the total number of hours the applicant will practice at all declared practice sites indicated on the Employer Form.
10/05/2020 Under the Primary Care Provider LRP Eligibility Requirements Form on the employer form, how do advise those in private practice to proceed with completing the form? With not being employed by an agency/organization I am unsure of how to answer some of these requests, specifically the employer assurance statements. The Employer Form is a requirement of the application packet for the program and must be completed entirely to the best of your ability.
 
 
 
 
 
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