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32083 - RFP 2023-006 Early Childhood Issue Area
Funding Opportunity Details

Social Services

Pre Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2023 3:01 PM

Final Application Deadline: Dec 12, 2023 3:01 PM

  • Status Posted

    Posted Date Oct 17, 2023 2:01 PM

    Award Amount RangeNot Applicable

    Project Dates 04/01/2024 - 03/31/2025

    Award Announcement Date

    Categorical Area

    Recurring Opportunity No

Description
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Attachments
DescriptionFile NameTypeSizeUpload Date
1 - Offer Sheet 2023-006 Early Childhood1 - Offer Sheet 2023-006 Early Childhood.pdfpdf209 KB10/17/2023 12:38 PM
2 - Proposal RFP 2023-006 Early Childhood2 - Proposal RFP 2023-006 Early Childhood.docxdocx162 KB10/17/2023 12:39 PM
3 - Budget Narrative and Funding Summary RFP 2023-006 Early Childhood3 - Budget Narrative and Funding Summary RFP 2023-006 Early Childhood.xlsmxlsm34 KB10/17/2023 12:39 PM
4- COA RFP Certifications and Disclosures 4- COA RFP Certifications and Disclosures Updated 1.pdfpdf229 KB10/17/2023 12:39 PM
A- RFP Application Threshold Checklist A- RFP Application Threshold Checklist updated 1-31-22.pdfpdf190 KB10/17/2023 12:40 PM
B- Standard Solicitation Provisions and Instructions 2023-006 Early ChildhoodB- Standard Solicitation Provisions and Instructions 2023-006 Early Childhood.pdfpdf429 KB10/17/2023 12:40 PM
C - RFP Scope of Work with funding amount corrected to $2,400,000 (from typo $2,400,00) C - RFP Scope of Work 2023-006 Early Childhood...pdfpdf319 KB11/01/2023 12:43 PM
D - APH Client Eligibility RequirementsD - APH Client Eligibility Requirements.pdfpdf266 KB10/17/2023 12:41 PM
E- Social Services Combo Agreement Boiler w ExhibitsE- Social Services Combo Agreement Boiler w Exhibits.pdfpdf344 KB10/17/2023 12:42 PM
F - Applying for APH-Funded Opportunity PartnerGrants Instructions with ThresholdF - Applying for APH-Funded Opportunity PartnerGrants Instructions with Threshold.pdfpdf835 KB10/17/2023 12:44 PM
Pre-Bid Meetings 10/24 and 10/26 AttendanceRFP 2023-006 Early Childhood Pre-Bid Attendance..pdfpdf156 KB10/26/2023 03:34 PM
Pre-bid SlidesPre-bid Slides 2023-006 Early Childhood .pdfpdf1 MB10/25/2023 04:01 PM
RFP 2023-006 Early Childhood Questions and AnswersRFP 2023-006 Early Childhood Questions and Answers...pdfpdf307 KB11/13/2023 04:30 PM
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Questions
Submitted DateQuestionAnswer
Oct 30, 2023 4:01 PMDoes a CLAS Policy & Procedure suffice for the required Language Access PolicyIf your CLAS policy includes language access it can be relevant. Please submit what you have.
Oct 30, 2023 4:02 PMIf a Threshold Application has been submitted and approved, is it intuitive in PartnerGrants where to note the approval date? Yes- Any agency user assigned to the Threshold workflow may go to "Applications." Select the desired submitted application (the page in PartnerGrants defaults to current applications, but Thresholds may also be found in archived applications if older). If you have trouble accessing or navigating PartnerGrants, please email aphcompetitions@austintexas.gov
Oct 30, 2023 4:02 PMIf you are applying for Direct Care and "all programming within this scope", do multiple proposals need to be submitted?No, not if the programs aren't distinct programs. If it's one program providing several types of services, you may submit one proposal. If youíre proposing separate programs, separate proposals need to be submitted; 1 per program.
Oct 30, 2023 4:03 PMWhen does the Conflict of Interest (referenced in Form #4) need to be completed? Please see Form 4 - City of Austin Certifications and Disclosures, section 6 and 7 regarding due dates for the Conflict of Interest Disclosure questionnaire. Offerorsí signed Form 4 is due with other proposal forms #1-4 on December 12th @ 3pm
Oct 30, 2023 4:03 PMWe are interested in supporting childcare providers who operate micro-business childcare services from their private residences in low-income communities. Would our project be eligible under the wraparound/support services section?Yes, it is eligible. There will be restrictions regarding providers, they must have state certification or be trying to achieve Texas Rising Star status.
Oct 30, 2023 4:04 PMDo spaces count towards word count in the Proposal?No
Oct 30, 2023 4:04 PMIs there an estimate regarding the number of separate grant awards that will be made by APH for this solicitation?We are expecting to award 4-7 agreements with a minimum request amount of $60,000
Oct 30, 2023 4:04 PMWould the requested grant award amount be expected to cover the initial one-year period, or the full 60 month period? Offerors should request the initial 12-month amount. Pending future funding availability, the 60-month total would be the 12-month amount times 5.
Oct 30, 2023 4:05 PMIs this presentation being recorded and will it be shared after? The presentation is not recorded, but the slides are available on our website and PartnerGrants.
Oct 30, 2023 4:06 PMIs a program that only provides parenting education & case management to parents, but no services to their children, eligible to apply under this solicitation? Yes, as long as the focus population is parents of children ages 0-5.
Nov 3, 2023 12:27 PMAre direct financial assistance services for children ages 0-5 for items like diapers and formula eligible for this funding?Yes, per the Scope of Work Section VI. Services Solicited, please see the bullet point regarding wraparound services.
Nov 3, 2023 12:28 PMDoes the Intent to Apply program title have to be the same as the Proposal title? Itís ideal for them to have the same title, but not necessary. If you donít choose the same title for both, please make them close so itís clear that the Intent to Apply corresponds to the Proposal. This is especially important if you are submitting multiple Intents to Apply and Proposals.
Nov 13, 2023 4:29 PMHow should we address the income verification requirement for direct financial assistance for clients in our work statement if our program does not verify income client income for services, as our clients are children?All clients have to confirm income eligibility (and can through self-attestation of income) to receive cash financial assistance or specific requested items (ie. child care supplies). If the assistance is being provided to each client, without exception, like if your is providing a backpack with child care products to each client or each client has dues provided for them to join a program Ė this is considered a program cost (GenOps) and wonít need to be in DCA. Direct assistance to clients that is provided on a situational basis (especially gift cards or payments on a clientís behalf) requires income eligibility. Assistance or items provided to all clients without exception is a General Operating expense that can be negotiated in the work statement.