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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -414238-FFY22 RFP 58822018 for Fresh Conversations: A Program for Older Adults
  Application Deadline: 08/19/2021 4:00 PM
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 10/01/2021
Project End Date: 09/30/2022
Award Announcement Date: 09/13/2021
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Marilyn Jones
Phone: 515-281-6047 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.

The recording to the Fresh Conversation Applicant's Conference can be viewed in Website Links below:

Excerpts from the RFP:


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) # 58822018 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

July 19, 2021

Applicants Conference

July 29, 2021

1:00PM Local Iowa Time 

Written Questions and Responses


Round 1/Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

August 5, 2021

August 12, 2021

Applications Due

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

Post Notice of Intent to Award

September 13, 2021

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Description File Name File Size
A- FFY22 RFP 58822018 Fresh Conversations A- FFY22 RFP 58822018 Fresh Conversations.pdf 302 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 192 KB
E- Draft FFY22 Fresh Conversations Application Score Tool E- Draft FFY22 Fresh Conversations Application Score Tool.pdf 222 KB
F- Funding Table F- Funding Table.pdf 48 KB
G- Fidelity Checklist G- Fidelity Checklist.pdf 132 KB
H- County Profile Example H- County Profile Example.pdf 64 KB
I- Examples of Data Sources I- Examples of Data Sources.pdf 33 KB
J- Work Plan Example J- Work Plan Example.pdf 65 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description IDPH General Conditions Recording of the Fresh Conversation Applicant's Conference
Submitted Date Question Answer
08/04/2021 Can an applicant use the already generated IDPH Partnership Collection Form and associated diagrams that were generated where the list of partners are requested in the community profile section? There is not a way to upload an already generated file in that section as it appears to be narrative only. Could we cut and paste into that section for submission purposes? This seems similar to what was asked in the previous RFP. Thank you. In this funding opportunity, RFP #58822018, the IDPH Partnership Collection Form is not required. Section 2.04 states that the applicant will include a list of relevant organizations or community partners as it relates to nutrition education or older adults that the applicant has already developed and established. Applicants should describe the nature of the partnership. The applicant can copy and paste a list into the application.
08/04/2021 Can the majority of the budget be allocated to staff time if needed, in order to grow and/or maintain programming? Applicants will demonstrate a budget adequate to support the work of the application based on the specific line items in section 2.06. Additionally, in section 2.05 applicants should indicate in the budget any marketing or recruitment costs. The applicant should keep in mind the cost of food and supplies for tastings, mileage and additional supplies to implement the program.
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