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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.

Emerging Professions Toolkit Program

The goal of the Emerging Professions Toolkit Program is to develop resources to integrate the following three emerging professions into the workforce: community health worker, community paramedic and dental therapists/advanced dental therapists. The target audience of the toolkit will be potential employers of emerging profession practitioners, from a wide variety of stakeholder organizations within the health care, dental, public health, long-term care, social services and behavioral health system. Eligible applicants include any individual or organization that has significant knowledge and experience with one of the three above mentioned emerging professions and has the capacity to develop a toolkit for that emerging profession.

A total of $300,000 in one time funding is available for the Emerging Professions Toolkit Program. Up to $100,000 per toolkit contract is available to be distributed competitively. The State desires to fund one toolkit per each of three above mentioned emerging professions. Respondents may apply for more than one contract, but each application must be submitted separately. The contract term is 12 months from execution of the contract. Work is proposed to start in April of 2015.

  • RFP Informational Call: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 2:00 3:00 p.m. CST, call in number: 1-888-742-5095, passcode: 6353794742.
  • Written Questions Due to MDH: November 12, 2014
  • Questions and answers to all questions will be posted on Emerging Professions website: November 17, 2014
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • All required Proposal Forms can be found on the Emerging Professions website.
  • Proposal Cover Form
  • Certification Regarding Lobbying
  • Affirmative Action Certification
  • Affidavit of Noncollusion
  • Veteran-Owned Preference Form
  • Resident Vendor Form
  • Cost Proposal (submitted in separate sealed envelope)
  • Budget Template
  • Budget Justification Narrative
  • Proposals are due no later than 4:00 p.m. CST, Friday, December 5, 2014.

    Contact for more information:
    Kay Herzfeld
    651-201-3846 kay.herzfeld@state.mn.us

    Practice Transformation Grant Program

    The goal of the Practice Transformation Grant Program is to support a range of providers and teams in primary care, social services, and behavioral health to allow team members to participate in transformation activities that advance the goals of patient centered, coordinated, and accountable care.

    Practice Transformation 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.

    $200,000 is available for implementation of up to 20 grants from $10-20,000 per grantee for six months.

    Eligible applicants include:

  • Primary care providers including health care homes, rural health providers, federally qualified health centers, or a group of primary care providers seeking to integrate care.
  • Social service providers working with primary care and behavioral health to implement integrated services; including a community mental health center.
  • Behavioral health providers working with primary care providers to implement integrated services such as behavioral health homes.
  • Tribal primary care and behavioral health providers.
  • Applications are due December 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm. CST

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

  • Practice Transformation Request for Proposal
  • Form A: Application Face Sheet
  • Form B: Provider Application
  • Form C: Work Plan and Deliverables
  • Form D: Budget
  • Form E: Budget Justification Narrative
  • Form F: Continuum of Accountability Matrix Assessment Tool
  • An optional informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm CST.

    Please submit questions on the Practice Transformation Grant program page. All submitted questions will receive a response. A comprehensive Q & A document of all submissions will be updated regularly.

    Privacy, Security and Consent Management for Electronic Health Information Exchange Grant Program

    The goal of the Privacy, Security and Consent Management for Electronic Health Information Exchange grant program is to support health care professionals, hospitals and health-related settings in using e-health to improve health, increase patient satisfaction, reduce health care costs, and improve access to the information necessary for individuals and communities to make the best possible health decisions. This funding will further support readiness to advance the Minnesota Accountable Health Model and Accountable Communities for Health.

    Up to $500,000 will be available for up to two 18-month grants for two distinct parts:

  • Part A: Review of e-Health Legal Issues, Analysis and Identification of Leading Practice
    (up to $200,000 for 18 month grant period)
  • Part B: e-Health Privacy, Security and Consent Management Technical Assistance and Education (up to $300,000 for 18 month grant period)
  • An optional Informational Call will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Central Time.

    Required, non-binding Letters of Intent to Respond are due on Monday, November 3, 2014, by 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

    Proposals are due December 5, 2014, by 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

    For questions about this funding opportunity contact Lisa Moon at lisa.moon@state.mn.us.

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

  • Privacy, Security and Consent Management for Electronic Health Information Exchange Requests for Proposals
  • Form A: Application Face Sheet
  • Form B: Work Plan Template
  • Form C: Budget Template
  • Form D: Budget Justification Narrative
  • Form E: Due Diligence
  • Form F: Letter of Intent to Respond Required by November 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM Central Time!
  • 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.