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 5, 2024
Due Date: Jan 24, 2024
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Public Health Infrastructure Grant - Supporting Community Partners

Closing date January 24, 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 24, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Award Notification: Anticipated the first or second 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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