Collaboration to Advance Reach, Equity, and Systems (Chicago CARES) to Prevent Diabetes

 

 

 

CHICAGO CARES COMMUNITY PARTNER APPLICATION – FAQs

Thank you for your interest in the Chicago CARES to Prevent Diabetes initiative to activate CDC-recognized diabetes prevention programs within our city’s communities. We look forward to learning more about your organization, program team, implementation plan, and opportunities to initiate or enhance diabetes prevention programming.

If you have any questions as you complete the application, please email us at ChicagoCARESRFP@iphionline.org and indicate “Chicago CARES Application Question” in the subject line.

Click here to see the full RFP.

Click here to see the full Application.

 

Q. Does the award ceiling amount of $60,000 include both direct and indirect costs? In other words, are indirect costs an allowable cost for this project? If yes, is there a cap on the amount of indirect costs that may be applied? If no, where is it stated in the application?

A. Indirect costs are allowable.  They should be proposed at your approved or normal indirect rate or the City of Chicago’s indirect rate of 30.05% on direct salaries and wages including all fringe benefits, whichever is less.

Q. Are we able to submit letters of support with our RFP?

A. Yes, LOS can be submitted and do not affect the scoring process.

Q. What is the maximum cost per participant for Addressing social determinant of health section in program support incentives?

A. Related to RFP section below, applicants may choose to implement any combination of the four Program Support activities, and the aggregate amount cannot exceed $7,500 for 15 participants, which is equal to $500 per participant for a 15-person cohort. There are sub-limits on program support incentives and direct family needs incentives of $20 per person.

From the RFP:

Program Support Costs (this category is optional, applicants may choose to apply for program delivery only, category above): can be used to remove barriers to participation for program participants, support retention, and address social determinants of health in the following categories. Maximum $7,500 for each cohort of 15 participants.

Barriers to Participation

• Funding to remove enrollment barriers for high burden populations of focus by supporting resources/services such as transportation vouchers or child/elder care. Cannot be direct cash, must be provided as items like bus cards, or child care on site.

Program Support Incentives (Maximum $20/participant)

• Program support incentives are directly related to the lifestyle change program curriculum and may include items such as pedometers, measuring cups, “Calorie King” fat/calorie counting books, and stretch bands.

• Program support incentives cannot exceed a monetary value of $20 per participant for the duration of the yearlong lifestyle change program. Cannot be provided directly as cash, must be items with a maximum value of $20.

• Lifestyle Coaches and/or Program Coordinators should consider when to offer program support incentives to enhance participant retention and program completion.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health

• Some populations may require additional outreach and 1-on-1 support from the Lifestyle Coach in between class sessions. This staff time can be added as an additional cost above the base delivery cost of $500 per participant.

• Some populations may need assistance with access to healthy foods. Recipients may use limited cooperative agreement funds to provide food or farmers market vouchers, healthy food coupons, or healthy foods for recipe demonstrations during class sessions.

Direct Family Needs Incentives (Maximum $20/participant)

• May provide incentives related to direct family needs, including toilet paper, baby wipes, and school supplies.

• The cost of direct family needs incentives cannot exceed a monetary value of $20 per participant for the duration of the yearlong lifestyle change program and may be added in addition to the $20 allotment for Program Support Incentives. Cannot be provided directly as cash, must be items with a maximum value of $20.

Applicants may choose to implement any combination of these four Program Support activities, and the aggregate amount cannot exceed $7,500 for 15 participants, or $500 per participant.


Important Dates

April 7–22, 2019 Rolling FAQs published to IPHI website; 4/21 is the final day to submit questions to IPHI

 

April 23, 2019 Final FAQ document published to IPHI website
April 29, 2019 Deadline to submit Chicago CARES to Prevent Diabetes RFP
May 13, 2019 Chicago CARES to Prevent Diabetes announcement of funded partners