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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -397989-FY22 RFP 58822002 for Fresh Conversations: A Program for Older Adults
  Application Deadline: 04/19/2021 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 10/01/2021
Project End Date: 09/30/2022
Award Announcement Date: 06/02/2021
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.

Notice of Rescission/Cancellation for RFP 58822002 - refer to link below.  Effective immediately, IDPH is rescinding this RFP.  The Department intends to re-issue a RFP Fresh Conversations: A program for Older Adults as soon as possible.

Excerpts from the RFP:


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) # 58822002 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 education on nutrition and physical activity for older adults, age 60 and above, that are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP.

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

March 8, 2021

Written Questions and Responses


Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

March 22, 2021

March 29, 2021

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

April 5, 2021

April 12, 2021

Applications Due

April 19, 2021 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

RFP Cancelled

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Description File Name File Size
A- FFY22 RFP 58822002 Fresh Conversations A- FFY22 RFP 58822002 Fresh Conversations.pdf 264 KB
B- IowaGrants Registration Instructions B IowaGrants Registration Instructions.pdf 874 KB
C- IDPH Application Instruction Guidance.pdf C IDPH Application Instruction Guidance.pdf 1.9 MB
D- Draft FFY22 Fresh Conversations Contract Template D- Draft FFY22 Fresh Conversations Contract Template.pdf 188 KB
E- Draft FFY22 Fresh Conversations Application Score Tool E- Draft FFY22 Fresh Conversations Application Score Tool.pdf 240 KB
F- Funding Table F- Funding Table.pdf 44 KB
Fresh Conversations Notice of Rescission-Cancellation of RFP Fresh Conversations Notice of Rescission-Cancellation of RFP.docx 347 KB
G- Fidelity Checklists G- Fidelity Checklists.pdf 115 KB
H- Examples of Data Sources H- Examples of Data Sources.pdf 33 KB
I- Partnership Assessment Tool I- Partnership Assessment Tool.pdf 623 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description IDPH General Conditions
Submitted Date Question Answer
03/08/2021 If writing for more than one county, are we required to have 3 meetings per month in each county or 3 meeting total for the service area? According to section 2.02 Description of Work and Services under Minimum Program Requirements, a minimum of three meetings every month that include one live virtual meeting, one conference call and one in-person opportunity (as allowed by current federal and state public health guidance or agency policy) in the service area. Additionally, according to section 2.05 Work Plan and Technology Requirements under Work Plan, although the minimum is three meetings per month per service delivery area, the applicant may need to provide meetings at multiple locations, with multiple modes, on multiple dates, at multiple times to better serve participants. It is recommended that groups are limited to 10-15 participants.
03/16/2021 Per the RFA, "applicants will identify the proposed service area for delivering the Fresh Conversations program (counties in the service area should be contiguous)." If the agency that is applying has a statewide reach, is this still required? For example, if we have facilitators who would be able to serve 20 counties, would these 20 counties have to be contiguous? According to section 1.04 Service Delivery Area, applicants may apply for one or more counties. If applying for multiple counties, the counties must be contiguous.
04/01/2021 What is the difference between the “table of organization” requested at the bottom of the Fresh Conversations Project Personnel Form and the Business Organization Form—Table of Organization section that is required in the Business Organization section? RFP section 2.03 Staffing or Personnel Requirements, the table of organization requested refers to the structure of the organization for the Fresh Conversations Program. RFP section 3.02 under Business Organization, the requested table of organization refers to the organization structure of the applicant’s business.
04/01/2021 Can the Nutrition Education Coordinator and Facilitator be the same person, even if there are others facilitating eventually? Yes, the Nutrition Education Coordinator and Facilitator can be the same person. Per RFP section 2.03 Staffing or Personnel Requirements, the Nutrition Education Coordinator may also host meetings. RFP section 3.02 Application Forms under Fresh Conversations Project Personnel, under Nutrition Facilitator, name and email address can be listed as “vacant” if person is unknown at this time.
04/02/2021 We currently subcontract with our Fresh Conversations Coordinator but she will become a full time employee of our agency in May 2021. For application purposes, do we list her as a subcontractor or employee? RFP section 1.02 Project Period and Contract Term, the project period is October 1, 2021- September 30, 2023. The applicant should only submit a Subcontract Plan if a subcontractor will be used for this funding opportunity during the project period.
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