Public Health Infrastructure Grant - Supporting Community Partners

Agency: City of Denver
State: Colorado
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
  • 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Posted Date: Jan 25, 2024
Due Date: Jan 31, 2024
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Public Health Infrastructure Grant - Supporting Community Partners

Closing date January 31, 2024, 11:59 PM

The Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), is seeking proposals from community partners that offer programs/services that align with the objectives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Public Health Infrastructure Grant.

Background

DDPHE was awarded a 5-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems (also known as the Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG)). The intent of the PHIG funding is to: 1) improve public health outcomes by strengthening the capacity and systems related to the public health workforce and infrastructure in Denver communities, 2) strengthen and sustain community partnership development and engagement, and 3) direct resources in a way that supports diversity and health equity.

Supporting Community Partners who make up Denver’s Public Health Infrastructure Program Funding

As part of the Request for Proposal (RFP), DDPHE estimates the total awarded funding to be approximately $842,000 to community-based organizations that serve Denver communities. Organizations may submit one grant application requesting up to $75,000 for the contract term. The contract term is anticipated to begin in March/April 2024 and end November 30, 2024 with potential renewal funding through an annual renewal process each year from December 1, 2024 through November 30, 2027, contingent upon federal allocation and each awardees successful completion of year one of the project with compliance to the terms of the contract. Unobligated funds may be carried over into the next term per expanded authority granted by the CDC. Subrecipients will be notified no later than December 15th of each year of their carryover amount.

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Tentative Schedule (all dates are subject to change):
  • RFP Release Date: Friday, January 5, 2024
  • Questions Due in Writing or to BidNet: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
  • Q & A Posted Online: Friday, January 19, 2024
  • Proposals Due: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Award Notification: Anticipated the second or third week of February 2024
Additional Information

Learn more about the funding, program requirements and priorities, and eligibility.

Eligibility Information
  • Organization must be (or be able to) register with the Colorado Secretary of State

  • Organization cannot be de-barred and must have (or be able to have) a certificate of non-debarment, active registration on SAM.gov, and federal UEI #

  • Organization must have at least 12 months of operation and hold an active nonprofit status 501(c)3 at the time of application. This includes those organizations with a fiscal sponsor incorporated as a 501(c)3 and registered in the State of Colorado.

  • Organization must be in the City and County of Denver and/or primarily serve Denver residents with awarded funds.

  • Organization must be a community-based organization working at the local level to provide services to communities that are economically and socially marginalized.

Funding Sources

This grant opportunity is 100% funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Program Priorities

Organizations operating or providing services within the below list of neighborhoods are encouraged to apply:

  • Elyria- Swansea
  • Globeville
  • NE Parkhill
  • East Colfax
  • West Colfax
  • Montbello
  • Sun Valley
  • Valverde
  • Villa Park
  • Westwood
  • College View South
  • Lincoln Park
  • Barnum
  • Athmar Park
  • Goldsmith

The City strongly encourages applications from nonprofits that provide services to communities that have been economically or socially marginalized, are composed of people from racial and ethnic groups, are medically underserved, and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 or other priority public health problems such as:

  • Communities of color (Asian American, Black, Indigenous, Latino, etc.)
  • Older adults
  • People experiencing poverty or homelessness
  • Immigrants and refugees
  • People living with disabilities
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ)
  • Veterans
  • Communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
Scope of Work

All proposed program/service activities must align with the objectives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Public Health Infrastructure Grant. Key activities are broad by design and intended to provide recipients with maximum flexibility to meet their needs.

Sample activities to consider include:

  • Improve collaborative systems and processes with behavioral health partners or provide behavioral health services in underserved communities.
  • Engage with communities to identify, prioritize, and address key health needs and gaps through collaborative processes.
  • Engage with partners in the health care system to improve health service availability and access to care.
  • Develop and implement multisector or system strategies to increase access to social services.
  • Build relationships with educational programs that promote the development of future public health workers, including partnerships to create pathways into the public health workforce.
  • Connect communities to services that support the whole person by providing robust linkages and navigation for community resources.

Required activities include:

  • Identify community health needs, inform public health intervention programs, and assist with public health workforce recruitment strategies for public health across Denver by:
    • Participating in DDPHE’s Community Health Improvement Plan and Community Health Assessment.
    • Participating in DDPHE’s Health Equity Community Advisory Group (CAG).
  • Develop a language access plan and protocol to communicate with and provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 2 C.S. § 561 et seq. (Act 172 of 2006), and City and County of Denver’s Executive Order NO. 150: Citywide Language Access Program
  • Participate in the evaluation of their project with the technical assistance support of a DDPHE evaluator.

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City and County of Denver
Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG)
Supporting Community Partners who make up Denver’s Public Health Infrastructure
Request for Proposals
A. BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
About the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment
The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is Denver’s nationally accredited public health agency.
We empower Denver’s communities to live better, longer by providing people with opportunities that support their well-
being and by improving services that enrich our community.
Background
DDPHE was awarded a 5-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for Strengthening U.S.
Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems (also known as the Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG)).
The intent of the PHIG funding is to: 1) improve public health outcomes by strengthening the capacity and systems
related to the public health workforce and infrastructure in Denver communities, 2) strengthen and sustain community
partnership development and engagement, and 3) direct resources in a way that supports diversity and health equity.
Supporting Community Partners who make up Denver’s Public Health Infrastructure Program Funding
As part of the Request for Proposal (RFP), DDPHE estimates the total awarded funding to be approximately $842,000 to
community-based organizations that serve Denver communities. Organizations may submit one grant application
requesting up to $75,000 for the contract term anticipated to begin in March/April 2024 and end November 30, 2024.
Awards will be made to the applicants whose proposal meets the requirements of the RFP and is determined to be most
responsive, responsible, and best value to the City and County of Denver, in accordance with the scope of work,
community needs, and Denver Revised Municipal Code.
There is the potential for renewal funding to be awarded to each recipient annually through November 30, 2027.
However, this will be contingent upon future federal funding allocations to DDPHE’s Public Health Infrastructure Grant,
and each awardee’s successful completion of year one of the project with compliance to the terms of the contract.
Contracts may be extended via renewal funding annually in December 2024, 2025, and 2026.
Request for Proposals
Request for Proposal Posted
Questions due in writing or BidNet by 11:59pm MST
City Response to Questions posted online
1/5/2024
1/16/2024
1/19/2024
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Proposals due by 11:59pm MST
Applications Reviewed
Notice of Award
Contracts Start (Estimated)
1/24/2024
End of January 2024
First/Second week of February 2024
March/April 2024
Link to full application on BidNet: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado/city-and-county-of-denver-
environmental-health
NOTE: All materials, including the RFP, can be made available in Spanish and additional languages upon request.
Instructions for Submission: Completed proposals must be submitted electronically through BidNet on or before the
proposal due date. There is no cost to register on BidNet. If you are unfamiliar with how to use BidNet, you may refer to
the “How to” Guide located on the Funding Opportunities Website for help on how to create an account and submit
your proposal in BidNet. Extra help for registering will be provided upon request.
Questions & Responses Details:
Any questions regarding this RFP are encouraged and should be submitted in writing on BidNet. For help accessing BidNet
or any other questions about this RFP, please contact: Neil Barrett at neil.barrett@denvergov.org. Please include Public
Health Infrastructure Grant RFP in the subject line. Answers to all questions submitted by applicants will be provided to
all applicants on 1/19/2024.
All communications regarding this proposal shall only be through Neil Barrett at neil.barrett@denvergov.org.
No communication should be directed to any other City personnel.
Applications that are incomplete and/or not received by the deadline will not be considered. It is the responsibility of
the applicant to verify that the proposal was received by the deadline. A confirmation will be sent once your application
has been successfully submitted in BidNet.
B. ELIGIBILITY
Community-based Organization Eligibility Requirements:
Organization must be (or be able to) register with the Colorado Secretary of State
Organization cannot be de-barred and must have (or be able to have) a certificate of non-debarment, active
registration on SAM.gov, and federal UEI #
Organization must have at least 12 months of operation and hold an active nonprofit status 501(c)3 at the time
of application. This includes those organizations with a fiscal sponsor incorporated as a 501(c)3 and registered in
the State of Colorado.
Organization must be in the City and County of Denver and/or primarily serve Denver residents with awarded
funds.
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Organization must be a community-based organization working at the local level to provide services to
communities that are economically and socially marginalized.
Entities that are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded
from participation in this transaction by any federal department or agency are not eligible.
Response reviews and awards are contingent upon respondents being current with the city on any loan, contractual, or
tax obligation that is due, and in compliance with rules, regulations, and provisions of existing or past city contracts.
C. SCOPE OF WORK
All proposed program/service activities must align with the objectives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
(CDC) Public Health Infrastructure Grant. Key activities are broad by design and intended to provide recipients with
maximum flexibility to meet their needs. Sample activities to consider include:
Improve collaborative systems and processes with behavioral health partners or provide behavioral health
services in underserved communities.
Engage with communities to identify, prioritize, and address key health needs and gaps through collaborative
processes.
Engage with partners in the health care system to improve health service availability and access to care.
Develop and implement multisector or system strategies to increase access to social services.
Build relationships with educational programs that promote the development of future public health workers,
including partnerships to create pathways into the public health workforce.
Connect communities to services that support the whole person by providing robust linkages and navigation for
community resources.
Additional SOW Requirements for organizations that receive funding. Additional guidance can be found on page 10
and DDPHE will provide more information during contract execution.
Identify community health needs, inform public health intervention programs, and assist with public health
workforce recruitment strategies for public health across Denver by:
o Participating in DDPHE’s Community Health Improvement Plan and Community Health Assessment.
o Participating in DDPHE’s Health Equity Community Advisory Group (CAG).
Develop a language access plan and protocol to communicate with and provide services to individuals with
limited English proficiency. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 2 C.S. § 561 et seq. (Act 172
of 2006), and City and County of Denver’s Executive Order NO. 150: Citywide Language Access Program
Participate in the evaluation of their project with the technical assistance support of a DDPHE evaluator.
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Applications must show strong fiscal responsibility with costs that are reasonable, realistic, and justified. Funds must be
used to supplement (not supplant, replace, or redirect) Federal, State, and/or local funding currently provided to the
organization for operating its program(s). The applicant agrees to comply with all Federal, State, and local laws and
regulations applicable to the funding source authorizing any program or activity funded through this RFP and with all
laws, policies, procedures, ordinances, and regulations of the City and County of Denver.
PRIORITY POPULATIONS:
Organizations operating or providing services within the below list of neighborhoods are encouraged to apply:
Elyria- Swansea
Globeville
NE Parkhill
East Colfax
West Colfax
Montbello, Sun Valley
Valverde
Villa Park
Westwood
College View South
Lincoln Park
Barnum
Athmar Park
Goldsmith
The City strongly encourages applications from nonprofits that provide services to communities that have been
economically or socially marginalized, are composed of people from racial and ethnic groups, are medically underserved,
and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 or other priority public health problems such as:
Communities of color (Asian American, Black, Indigenous, Latino, etc.)
Older adults
People experiencing poverty or homelessness
Immigrants and refugees
People living with disabilities
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ)
Veterans
Communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19
D. FUNDING TERMS
Funding Terms
The contract term is anticipated to begin in March/April 2024 and end November 30, 2024 with potential renewal
funding through an annual renewal process each year from December 1, 2024 through November 30, 2027, contingent
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upon federal allocation and each awardees successful completion of year one of the project with compliance to the
terms of the contract. Unobligated funds may be carried over into the next term per expanded authority granted by the
CDC. Subrecipients will be notified no later than December 15th of each year of their carryover amount.
Event
Applications Due
Application
January 24, 2024
Contract renewal process 1 December 2024
Contract renewal process 2 December 2025
Contract renewal process 3 December 2026
End of funding
November 30, 2027
Highest annual award amount per applicant
$75,000
Dependent on federal allocation,
notified by 12/15/24
Dependent on federal allocation,
notified by 12/15/25
Dependent on federal allocation,
notified by 12/15/26
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Each applicant’s proposal shall include a budget that reflects the operational needs of the program using the budget
spreadsheet template included in the RFP documents. Funds can only be used for the purposes outlined in the service
agreement.
Allowable program costs for this request for proposal
Funds can be used for a variety of purposes in the following categories: A) Personnel: staffing support, B) Fringe:
benefits for personnel as a percentage of personnel salaries listed in category A, C) Travel: reasonable transportation
costs for professional development, training, or outreach, D) Supplies & Materials: reasonable expenses for program
supplies and materials with appropriate justification, E) Other Direct Costs: other direct program costs that are not
covered in other categories, F) Indirect Costs: 10% of the amount requested is allowed for indirect/administrative costs.
Disallowed program costs for this request for proposal
Funds cannot be used for the purchase of equipment over $5,000, clinical care, medical supplies, medicine, vaccines,
food, alcoholic beverages, entertainment, fundraising or underwriting, marketing costs, research, legislative policy and
advocacy, political activities or partisan causes, endowments, loans or debt reduction, scholarships, reimbursement of
pre-award costs, lobbying, advertising, or propaganda.
Funds cannot be used to make large capital purchases such as the purchase of land or buildings.
Funds cannot be used to support religious practices, such as religious instruction, worship, or prayer. Faith-based
organizations may offer such practices, but at a separate time and location as the program applying for funding.
E. PROPOSAL RESPONSE AND SUBMISSION
All of the following documentation is required for an application to be considered complete:
1. Application Narrative Questions titled “PHIG Application Questions” (see Attachment A)
2. Budget Spreadsheet titled “PHIG Budget Request” (see Attachment B)
3. Diversity and Inclusiveness in City Solicitations Information Request Form Receipt of Submission
4. Certificate of Good Standing with the Colorado Secretary of State
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