Funding Opportunities

Intent to Award - MIECHV-19-MH-05

This is Notice of Intent to Award. It is the intent of the Promise Partners Board to enter into a contract for Mental Health Consultation services contingent on available funds and data submission.

This is intended for the following Service Provider:

Billie Jo Clausen                                              $  10,868

Thank you to those who participated in the informal, competitive selection process.

*AMENDED* Informal Bid Solicitation MIECHV-19-MH-05

*AMENDED* FY20 Funding Renewal - Child Care

  • This document was amended to correct all references to the renewal request due date to April 12, 2019. Applications are due April 12, 2019 by 4:30 p.m..

    This renewal application is for programs that were awarded Early Childhood Iowa Child Care funding by Promise Partners in FY19. The following contracts are eligible for renewal with anticipated available funds:

    Child Care Nurse Consultation $30,000
    CCR&R Child Care Incentives $86,500
    CCR&R Child Care Consultation$78,800

    Funding requests must positively impact our Early Childhood Strategic Plan and provide evidence-based and/or research-based strategies and supports to increase the quality and capacity of childcare environments. Child Care environments include childcare centers, private preschool, child development homes and non-registered legally operating home providers.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - Early Childhood Family Support ECI-SFY20-FS

  • The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) ECI-SFY20-FS is to solicit proposals that will enable Promise Partners to select the most qualified applicants to provide evidence-based and/or research-based strategies and supports to provide family support services and parent education programs for families with children ages zero to five in Pottawattamie County.

    This RFP is intended to support programs that meet quality standards identified by the state board and have proven positive outcomes for children.

    The following are examples of the programs, services and activities the board may fund under this RFP:

    ● Long-term Home Visitation – program is designed to provide weekly or at a minimum of twice monthly, home visits to participating families. Services are designed to be provided over a period of at least one year or longer;

    ● Short-term Home Visitation – program is designed to provide services to participating families for less than one year. Typically, short-term home visitation programs have a singular focus which includes assessments to determine referrals to long-term or intensive home visitation programs;

    ● Group-based Parent Education – program is designed to provide a standardized curricula in a group setting. A core function of a group-based parent education program is to facilitate peer support. Group-based parent education may last a minimum of six sessions or be provided through-out the year.

    This RFP aligns with Promise Partners Early Childhood Community Plan.

Questions and Answers for ECI-SFY20-FS

 

Questions 1: If a group-based parent education program applies as a promising practice and if the program is accredited through the Council on Accreditation, would that serve to meet the requirements of the TOOL FF Promising Programs letter E requirement?

Answer: Yes

 

Question 2: Can you please clarify what performance measures should be included in Program Narrative #5 Performance Measurement Plan? Should this include everything on the list below, or be limited to one or several of the following measures: (1) Scorecard-only (in red); (2) Tool FF/Scorecard (in blue); (3) Items previously requested, but not currently included in Tool FF or the Scorecard (in black)? 

How Much?

Amount of ECI Funds

Amount of other funds

# of participating children (0-5)

# of families participating in family support/parent education program (unduplicated)

# of  home visits completed

# of group parent education meetings offered

# of newly enrolled families

# of newly enrolled families that meet one or more of FS eligibility criteria

% of newly enrolled families that meet one or more of FS eligibility criteria

How Well?

# of age eligible children screened for developmental delays

# of children, prenatal -5 that are age eligible and screened for developmental delays

% of age eligible participants screened for developmental delays

# of screened children referred for Early Intervention services

% of screened children referred for Early Intervention services

# of programs that have national or state credential or have been accepted in the process

% of programs that have a national or state credential or have been accepted into the process

#of direct service staff

# of direct service staff with Bachelor’s level or higher (health, human service, or education related field)

% of direct service staff with Bachelor’s level or higher (health, human service, or education related field)

# of direct staff with a bachelor's level education or higher in an unrelated field

% of direct service staff with Bachelor’s level or higher (unrelated field)

# of RN staff not included above

% of RN staff not included above

Evidence or Research-Based Program?

Cost per home visit

Average # of home visits 

Better Off?

# of participating families that improve nurturing and attachment between parent(s) and child(ren)

% of participating families that improve nurturing and attachment between parent(s) and child(ren)

# of participating families that increase knowledge about child development and parenting

% of participating families that increase knowledge about child development and parenting

# of participating families that are connected to additional concrete supports

% of participating families that are connected to additional concrete supports

# of participating families that increase or maintain social supports

% of participating families that increase or maintain social supports

# of participating families that improve or maintain healthy family functioning, problem solving, & communication

% of participating families that improve or maintain healthy family functioning, problem solving, & communication

Answer: All measures listed in Tool FF on page 5 under the heading, “ECIA Annual Report- Performance Measures School Ready Funds” should be included, except for demographics on enrolled families. Ongoing programs must also include previous year’s measures (as listed in Scorecard).