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Request for Proposals (RFPs)

You may review a printable list of all RFPs scheduled and released at this time.

You may review a printable list of all grants that have been awarded to date.

Accountable Communities for Health Grant Program

The goal of the Minnesota Accountable Communities for Health Grant Program is to advance new and innovative relationships by engaging a broad range of providers, public health, and communities to plan for population health improvement activities and patient-centered coordinated care, with increasing financial accountability for outcomes. Accountable Communities for Health supports the broad goals of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model related to providing Minnesotans with better value in health care through integrated, accountable care using innovative care delivery models that are responsive to local health needs.

$4,440,000 will be available for implementation of up to 12 two-year grants of up to $370,000. Eligible applicants are tribes, community or consumer organizations, public health, health plans, counties, health care providers, or any other non-profit or for profit entity located in the State of Minnesota. Applications are due October 20, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. CST

Click on the links below to access the Request for Proposals and accompanying forms:

Accountable Communities for Health Request for Proposals

Revised to include essential infrastructure review criteria. See page 24 of RFP.

  • Form A: Application Face Sheet
  • Form B: Work Plan
  • Form C: Budget
  • Form D: Budget Justification Narrative
  • Form E: Due Diligence
  • Form F: Continuum of Accountability Matrix Assessment Tally Tool
  • Form G: Letter of Intent to Respond Required by September 26 4:00 PM CST!
  • Form H: Letters of Support Checklist
  • Form I: ACH Partners Table
  • Additional resources for applicants on Accountable Communities for Health:

  • SIM ACH Resources / Literature Review
  • CCT Final Report and Interview Summary
  • CCT Project Summary
  • Developing a Community Care Team: Lessons Learned from the Community Connections Program, a Health Care Home-Community Care Team Partnership
  • An informational webinar was held September 10, 2014.

    Presentation
    Request a link to the webinar archive

    Please submit questions on the Accountable Communities for Health grant program page. All submitted questions will receive a response. A comprehensive Q&A document of all submissions is updated regularly.

    Emerging Professions Integration Grant Program

    The goal of the Minnesota Emerging Professions Integration Grant Program is to foster the integration of emerging professions Community Health Worker, Community Paramedic, and Dental Therapist/Advanced Dental Therapist into the workforce in roles that support the broad goals of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model related to providing coordinated care, across settings, for complex patients, populations and models of accountable care.

    Up to $120,000 will be available, for four grants of up to $30,000 each, to support the integration of an emerging professional. Eligible applicants are any type of organization that has the capacity to employ an emerging professional.

    Applications are due September 19, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. CST

    An informational call will be held August 6, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Call-in Number: 1-888-742-5095, Passcode: 5163675926)

    Minnesota e-Health Roadmaps to Advance the Minnesota Accountable Health Model

  • Letters of Intent
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) requests proposals to develop and disseminate Minnesota e-Health Roadmaps to Advance the Minnesota Accountable Health Model (e-Health Roadmaps) for the settings of long-term and post-acute care, local public health, behavioral health, and social services. Each e-Health Roadmap will describe a path forward and a framework for a setting to enable providers to effectively use e-health to participate in the Minnesota Accountable Health Model (http://www.mn.gov/sim)

    There is up to $600,000 available to be distributed competitively through the e-Health Roadmap Request for Proposal (RFP).

    Key Procurement Dates

    April 22, 2014: RFP Informational Webinar

    May 5, 2014: Written questions due to MDH

    May 16, 2014: Non-binding Letters of Intent to Respond due to MDH

    June 19, 2014: Proposal due to MDH

    The suggested cost proposal budget form is available below as a Word document.

  • Appendix B: Cost Proposal Form
  • For questions about this funding opportunity contact Kari Guida at Kari.Guida@state.mn.us.

    Minnesota Accountable Health Model e-Health Grant Program

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) requests proposals for the Minnesota Accountable Health Model e-Health Grant Program. The grants are intended to support readiness to advance the Minnesota Accountable Health Model and to prepare for potential participation in accountable communities for health.

    Eligible applicants are Community Collaboratives that have at least two or more organizations participating in, or planning to participate in, an accountable care organization (ACO) or similar health care delivery model; or payment arrangements involving shared risk, shared savings or total cost of care. Community Collaboratives must include a partner organization from at least one of the four priority settings of the Minnesota Accountable Health Model/SIM grant: local public health departments, long-term and post-acute care, behavioral health and social services.

    In 2014, up to $4 million is available for the following:

  • Development Grant- 12-month projects, up to $75,000 per grant
  • Implementation Grant- 12-18 month projects, up to $1,000,000 per grant
  • Non-binding Letters of Intent to Respond are due on Thursday, March 27, 2014, and proposals are due Monday, May 5, 2014.

    For questions about this funding opportunity contact Anne Schloegel at anne.schloegel@state.mn.us.

    Resources

    Minnesota Accountable Health Model: Continuum of Accountability Matrix Assessment Tool (Word 112KB/ 20pg)
    Completion of this tool is a requirement for the Grant RFP.