OHA Safety Net Capacity Grant Programs

07/07/16  Portland, Ore.

The Oregon Health Authority released two requests for grant proposals (RFGPs) as part of implementing the Safety Net Capacity Grant (SNCGP). 

Provided below is the official notice from OHA’s Office of Contracts and Procurement for both grants (#4183 and #4198). OHA staff want to acknowledge the delay and amount of time it took the agency to develop and release the two RFGPs.

In the notice below is information about two webinars that will be facilitated by OHA staff on July 12. The purpose of two webinars is to answer questions about each RFPG.

Proposals are DUE July 28th.

In accordance with state law as of today through August 5th, any questions regarding the two RFGPs need to go directly to Tammy Hurst who is available at ().

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Safety Net Capacity Grant Program (SNCGP) – Oregon Safety Net Clinics RFGP #4183

RFGP #4183 Single Point of Contact Tammy L. Hurst (email: )

The State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has opened this opportunity. This Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) is part of the Safety Net Capacity Grant Program (SNCGP) as funded by Oregon Senate Bill (SB) 5507 (2015). In 2015, the Oregon Legislature appropriated $10 Million dollars for the 2015-2017 biennium to fund the Safety Net Capacity Grant Program in Oregon.

The SNCGP is intended to ensure that children who are not eligible for federal or state publicly funded health insurance programs (e.g., the Oregon Health Plan) will have access to and receive primary care services including, physical, oral, mental, behavioral and vision healthcare services and to ensure that Safety Net Clinics have adequate capacity to meet the needs of this vulnerable and underserved population. Safety net clinics serve people regardless of immigration status.

OHA anticipates awarding between 15 and 30 grants to eligible clinics in the 2016-2017 project period; with the individual amounts likely to be in the range of $50,000 - $500,000. The amount of awards will be based upon an organization’s credible estimation of the number of new and existing children in they will serve. The initial term of a grant is anticipated to be 1 year with options to renew in 6 month increments depending on new or additional funding.

The following time frame may be amended, any changes to the time frame will be posted in ORPIN by Addenda to the RFGP.

Webinar
July 12, 2016
8:00 AM

Questions / Requests for Clarification Due
July 15, 2016
3:00 PM

Answers to Questions / Requests for Clarification Issued (approx.)
July 20, 2016

Closing (Proposals Due)
July 28, 2016
3:00 PM

Opening of Proposals
June 28, 2016
3:30 PM

Issuance of Notice of Intent to Award (approx.)
August 5, 2016

To access the webinar on July 12th from 10-11am, please register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5639659397284063489

Conference number: 1-888-398-2342; participant code: 3732275
RFGP 4183, including all Addenda and attachments, is published in the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at http://www.orpin.oregon.gov. The RFGP document will not be mailed to prospective Proposers and this is the only notification that will be sent. OHA shall advertise all Addenda on ORPIN. Prospective Proposer is solely responsible for checking ORPIN to determine whether or not any Addenda have been issued.

For further information you must following the instructions in the RFGP and go through the single point of contact as appropriate. For assistance accessing the RFGP please contact the ORPIN help desk at 503-373-1774.

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Safety Net Capacity Grant Program (SNCGP) – Outreach and Education RFGP #4198

Sent on behalf of RFGP #4183 Single Point of Contact Tammy L. Hurst (email: tammy.hurst@state.or.us)

The State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has opened this opportunity. This request for grant proposals (RFGP) is part of the Safety Net Capacity Grant Program (SNCGP) as funded by Oregon Senate Bill (SB) 5507 (2015). In 2015, the Oregon Legislature appropriated $10 Million dollars for the 2015-2017 biennium to fund the Safety Net Capacity Grant Program in Oregon.

The SNCGP is intended to ensure that children who are not eligible for federal or state publicly funded health insurance programs (e.g., the Oregon Health Plan) will have access to and receive primary care services including, physical, oral, mental, behavioral and vision healthcare services and to ensure that Safety Net Clinics have adequate capacity to meet the needs of this vulnerable and underserved population. Safety net clinics serve people regardless of immigration status.

Organizations applying for the grant must outreach to and educate racial and ethnic minorities, with an emphasis on children that are not eligible for federal programs (e.g., Medicaid), and assist them in enrolling and accessing services that will be provided by the safety net clinics awarded grant funding available through RFGP 4183 “SNCGP Grantees”. Organizations contracted under this RFGP must have demonstrated cultural and linguistic competence and experience in meaningful engagement of and effective outreach to affected communities.

OHA anticipates awarding at a minimum seven grants of up to approximately $100,000 per entity. Actual funds may be higher or lower than $100,000 depending on the outreach service area (e.g., number of counties) and size of potential population. The initial term of a Grant is anticipated to be 1 year with options to renew in 6 month increments depending on new or additional funding.

Questions / Requests for Clarification Due
July 15, 2016
3:00 PM

Answers to Questions / Requests for Clarification Issued (approx.)
July 20, 2016

Closing (Proposals Due)
July 28, 2016
3:00 PM

Opening of Proposals
June 28, 2016
3:30 PM

Issuance of Notice of Intent to Award (approx.)

August 5, 2016

To access the webinar on July 12th from 10-11am, please register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5639659397284063489

Conference number: 1-888-398-2342; participant code: 3732275

RFGP 4198, including all Addenda and attachments, is published in the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at http://www.orpin.oregon.gov. The RFGP document will not be mailed to prospective Proposers and this is the only notification that will be sent. OHA shall advertise all Addenda on ORPIN. Prospective Proposer is solely responsible for checking ORPIN to determine whether or not any Addenda have been issued.

For further information you must following the instructions in the RFGP and go through the single point of contact as appropriate. For assistance accessing the RFGP please contact the ORPIN help desk at 503-373-1774.