Friday, December 18, 2015

State health School-Based Health Center Program releases RFA


The School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pleased to announce the release of a new, five-year Request for Applications (RFA). This RFA is intended only for SBHC sites that are currently in operation or will move from the planning stage into year one of full operation by July 1, 2016.

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021. Annual awards are contingent upon available funding, a strong operations plan, solid grantee performance, and compliance with all contract requirements, including cooperation and active participation in the SBHC Program evaluation involving electronic data exchange and reporting. All SBHC sites currently funded by CDPHE are required to apply as well as any other interested SBHC sites. Funding is never guaranteed, even if previously funded by CDPHE.

This new RFA contains significant revisions and more competitive expectations from past SBHC applications. It is imperative that interested parties carefully read the entire RFA prior to completion and submission of the application. The RFA is considerably longer than past applications requiring far more details primarily because it is a five-year RFA.

CDPHE’s SBHC Program will host an informational webinar about the RFA on Thursday, Jan. 7, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Call-in at 1-877-820-7831 with participant code 664237#.

Questions only will be accepted and answered via email from Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Applicants must submit questions regarding the RFA to cdphe_sbhcprogram@state.co.us. Questions and answers will also be posted, no less than weekly, through the close of business on January 29. 2016 at:
www.colorado.gov/cdphe/SBHC-5-year-funding.

The application submission deadline is Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 4 p.m. One electronic application only in the original formats (e.g. PDF, Excel) with signatures where required must be submitted to: cdphe_sbhcprogram@state.co.us (Please note: there is an underscore between cdphe_sbhcprogram).

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