FY14 IDHS/DMH Title XX Donated Funds Initiative Request for Proposals
Mental Health Services /PBC# 13-74404
Questions and Answers Set # 2
Questions concerning this Solicitation and official answers are listed below. Only written answers to written questions will be binding on the State.
- Please Note the following:
1. Wednesday February 13, 2013 is the deadline for questions.
- 2. Duplicate or similar questions having similar answers will be consolidated.
- 3. Vendors shall include in their proposal a signed acknowledgement that each question and answer set has been reviewed.
(Continuation of) Questions:
- Request clarification of a requirement in the SFY'14 RFP for the Title XX / Donated Funds Initiative RFP. On page 16, the RFP states that, "Applicants must be or have applied for certification by the IDHS Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure, and Certification (BALC)."
Client is not seeking funds to provide Community Independent Living Arrangement, Developmental Training or Community Mental Health services in response to this RFP. However, agencies that are certified community mental health providers will be partners in client's proposal. Is it satisfactory for client to submit evidence that these partner organizations are certified by the Department's Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure and Certification?
Answer: Yes, however the answer depends on the Mental Health Service the vendor is proposing to offer. Vendors providing direct care to consumers must meet this requirement.
- The IDHS' SFY'14 Title XX / Donated Funds Initiative RFP includes a requirement on page 20 that applicants should discuss their plans for "Post-grant budget analysis and description demonstrating program viability" in demonstrating their commitment to sustaining the program after the expiration of funding.
Would you please clarify the meaning of "post-grant budget analysis"?
Answer: As funding under this Title XX RFP will be limited to the Term of the contract, vendors are expected to begin planning for how their program will be sustained once grant funding is no longer available. Accordingly, program sustainability, as noted throughout the RFP, is a key component of the Title XX Donated Funds Initiative, the importance of which is also highlighted by the points that can be awarded for program sustainability in the evaluation of a vendor's proposal. An objective measure of an applicant's recognition and understanding of the importance of program sustainability is the vendors thinking through and developing the post grant financial relationships of the program. This is best represented by a budget that includes an analysis of the source and use of revenue streams other than grant funds.
Also, please see the answer to question # 3, in answer Set # 1.
- Question on Title XX application Linguistic and Cultural Competency
This section has a page limit of 1 page but the plan excluding the sections we are to complete is 5 pages. Does the 1 page limit apply only to section 1 of the plan although the entire plan with blanks completed needs to be submitted?
Answer: The one page limit of the vendor's proposal is for a brief description of the vendor's Linguistic and Cultural Competency Program referencing the vendor's Linguistic and Cultural Competence Plan (LCC).
The LCC Plan itself has a signature page (Page 41) and (Section 1) six (1 - 6) aspects of the vendor's LCC Plan, or (Section 2) the Good Faith Efforts Checklist, if the vendor's LCC Plan does not meet the LCC goal.
- Is it necessary to include all components, or can it be for just one area i.e. Peer Support Services and Mentoring Programs?
Answer: Please see the answer to question # 11, in answer set # 1.