Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section

Funding Opportunity

9/28/22 - RFA A404 – Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women, Infant, and Community Wellness Section has released RFA A404 – Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program.

Eligibility:  Public or private non-profit agencies interested in reducing teen pregnancy in North Carolina are eligible to apply. For-profit agencies need not apply. Potential applicants should consider whether their agency has the capacity to administer the state grant funds if awarded. Recipients of state funds are expected to have established in writing certain general agency policies including personnel and financial accounting policies. Funds to grantees will be dispersed on a cost reimbursement basis only and agencies should carefully consider if they have the capacity to implement the program under this system.

Applications are desired from counties ranking in the top quartile (i.e., the top 25) for fertility rates among females aged 15 to 19 based on a five-year average between 2016-2020 (referred to as “priority counties”). The priority counties are as follows:  Anson, Ashe, Bertie, Cherokee, Cleveland, Columbus, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Lenoir, Madison, Martin, Montgomery, Onslow, Person, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Swain, Vance, Wayne, Wilkes, and Yadkin. Applicants in these counties shall receive a demonstrated need score as described in the RFA.

How to Apply: The RFA will be posted on the Program’s website www.teenpregnancy.ncdhhs.gov/funding.htm on September 28, 2022.

A representative of the applicant agency is encouraged to participate in a technical assistance webinar, which will be held on October 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItfuCpqjMsGeKHCaNhtW5uhT3I56LpdPA.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to submit a letter of intent no later than October 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. by completing the survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APPPIntentA404.

Deadline for Submission: November 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

To obtain further information direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:

Naisha Coley, Program Consultant

(919) 707-5693, Naisha.coley@dhhs.nc.gov

Deborah Hamlin-Aggrey, Program Consultant

(919) 707-5720, Deborah.hamlinaggrey@dhhs.nc.gov

Juanella Tyler, TPPI Team Leader

(919) 707-5723, Juanella.tyler@dhhs.nc.gov

Application Process Summary Dates

September 28, 2022:              Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.

October 5, 2022:                     Bidder’s Conference

October 21, 2022:                   Notice of Intent due (strongly encouraged). 

October 21, 2022:                   End of Q&A period.  All questions due in writing by 5pm.

October 28, 2022:                   Answers to Questions released to all applicants, as an addendum to the RFA.

November 4, 2022:                 Applications due by 5pm.

November 30, 2022:               Successful applicants will be notified.

June 1, 2023:                         Contract begins.

9/28/22 - RFA A405 – PREPare for Success

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women, Infant, and Community Wellness Section has released RFA A405 – PREPare for Success.

Eligibility:  Public or private non-profit agencies (e.g., schools, colleges/universities, local health departments, non-profit community-based organizations) may receive funding to replicate at least one (1) evidenced-based program model through this Request for Applications. For-profit agencies need not apply.  If the applicant agency currently receives Primary Prevention funding for teen pregnancy prevention through NC Department of Health and Human Services, the agency may not apply to implement an additional primary pregnancy prevention program in the same county they currently serve. 

Applications will only be accepted from counties ranking in the top 50 for birth rates among females aged 15 to 19 based on a five-year average between 2016-2020. The counties are as follows: Alexander, Anson, Ashe, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Davidson, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gaston, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Montgomery, Nash, Onslow, Pasquotank, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Surry, Swain, Vance, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, and Yadkin.

Potential applicants should consider their community’s readiness to support teen pregnancy prevention efforts, and their agency’s organizational capacity to administer the state grant funds if awarded. Recipients of state funds are expected to have established in writing certain general agency policies including personnel and financial accounting policies. Applicants that have not previously received or successfully administered state funds should consult a PREP staff member to determine if their agency has the internal policies and procedures in place to administer a state grant at this time. Funds to grantees will be dispersed on a cost reimbursement basis only, and agencies should carefully consider if they have the capacity to implement the program under this system. 

How to Apply:  The RFA will be posted on the Program’s website www.teenpregnancy.ncdhhs.gov/funding.htm on September 28, 2022.

A representative of the applicant agency is encouraged to participate in a technical assistance webinar, which will be held on October 5, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsdumtqzIrHp9i38eCHfNelKHZIOGH4m8.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to submit a letter of intent no later than October 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. by completing the survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PREPIntentA405.

Deadline for Submission: November 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

To obtain further information direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:

Vanessa Farrar, Program Consultant

Vanessa.Farrar@dhhs.nc.gov

Juanella Tyler, TPPI Team Leader

(919) 707-5723, Juanella.tyler@dhhs.nc.gov

Application Process Summary Dates

September 28, 2022:               Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.

October 5, 2022:                     Bidder’s Conference

October 21, 2022:                   Notice of Intent due (strongly encouraged). 

October 21, 2022:                   End of Q&A period.  All questions due in writing by 5pm.

October 28, 2022:                   Answers to Questions released to all applicants, as an addendum to the RFA.

November 4, 2022:                 Applications due by 5pm.

November 30, 2022:               Successful applicants will be notified.

June 1, 2023:                         Contract begins.

9/27/22 - RFA A403 – Family Planning Services

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women, Infant, and Community Wellness Section has released RFA A403 – Family Planning Services.

Eligibility:

Public or private non-profit agencies interested in assisting individuals in planning or preventing pregnancy, that have the clinical capability, are eligible to apply. For-profit agencies need not apply. Potential applicants should consider whether their agency has the capacity to administer the grant funds if awarded. Recipients of state funds are expected to have established in writing certain general agency policies including personnel and financial accounting policies. Funds to grantees will be dispersed on a cost reimbursement basis only and agencies should carefully consider if they have the capacity to implement the program under this system.

How to Apply:

The RFA will be posted on the Program’s website https://wicws.dph.ncdhhs.gov/ on September 27, 2022.

A representative of the applicant agency is encouraged to participate in a technical assistance webinar, which will be held on October 4, 2022, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1605402642
Or One tap mobile :
US: +16692545252,1605402642# or +16468287666, 1605402642#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666 or +1 551 285 1373 or +1 669 216 1590
Webinar ID: 160 540 2642

Potential applicants are also encouraged to submit a letter of intent no later than October 10, 2022, at 5:00 pm by completing the survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9SBN8GB.

Deadline for Submission:

November 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. by emailing PDF of application to Kristen.carroll@dhhs.nc.gov.

To obtain further information direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:

Kristen Carroll, Branch Head

(919) 707-5685, kristen.carroll@dhhs.nc.gov

Or

Elizabeth Draper, Family Planning Nurse Consultant

(919) 707-5719, elizabeth.draper@dhhs.nc.gov

Application Process Summary Dates:

September 27, 2022:   Request for Applications released to eligible applicants.

October 4, 2022:         Bidder’s Webinar

October 10, 2022:       Notice of Intent due

October 19, 2022:       End of Q&A period.  All questions due by 5:00 p.m.

October 26, 2022:       Answers to Questions released as an addendum to the RFA.

November 9, 2022:     Applications due by 5:00 p.m.

November 29, 2022:   Successful applicants will be notified.

June 1, 2023:               Proposed contract begins.

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8/31/22 - RFA A378 – Reducing Infant Mortality in Communities 

The North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women, Infant, and Community Wellness Section has released a Request for Application (RFA) #A378 – Reducing Infant Mortality in Communities (RIMC).

Eligibility

Only specific local health departments/districts may apply to receive funding to implement the RIMC program. Local health departments/districts serving counties that rank in the top quartile (i.e., the top 25) for the infant mortality disparity ratio or the infant mortality rate are eligible to apply. The disparity ratio compares each county’s five-year average infant mortality rates between non-Hispanic Whites and non-Hispanic African Americans during the 2016-2020 time-period.

How to Apply

The Request for Applications (RFA) will be released on Wednesday August 31, 2022.  Specific details on submitting applications for consideration will be included in the RFA.

The RFA may be downloaded from the NC Division of Public Health, Women, Infant, and Community Wellness Section’s website beginning August 31, 2022 at https://wicws.dph.ncdhhs.gov/.

All prospective applicants are REQUIRED to participate on a Pre-Application Webinar  on Tuesday September 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM:  https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1604639088?pwd=N0Zwd1JZa3NqV0Q1T1BReExzQVFLQT09#success

Any agency that plans to submit an application is REQUIRED to submit a non-binding notice of intent no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, October 13, 2022 . The link to complete the notice of intent is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RIMCRFAA378.

All prospective applicants are encouraged to submit questions regarding the RFA by email to renee.jackson@dhhs.nc.gov until 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Deadline for Submission: 5:00 pm on Monday, October 31, 2022.

Request for Application Schedule:

08/31/2022 RFA released and consultation period begins.
09/13/2022 Mandatory Pre-Application webinar - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
09/20/2022 Technical assistance call (optional) at 10:00 am - 11:00 am, call-in number is 919-501-4272.
10/13/2022 Mandatory Notice of Intent due at 5:00 pm.
10/13/2022 RFA consultation period ends. All questions due in writing by 4:30 pm.
10/20/2022 Question and answer addendum emailed to all eligible applicants.
10/31/2022 Application deadline at 5:00 pm.
12/09/2022 Successful applicants will be notified.

Direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to: Renee D. Jackson, RIMC Program Manager, Renee.Jackson@dhhs.nc.gov.

The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section develops and promotes programs and services that protect the health and well-being of infants and of women during their child-bearing years. The goal is to improve the overall health of women, reduce infant sickness and death, and strengthen families and communities.

The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section also offers guidance, consultation and training for professionals who provide women's health services.

Local health departments and other community agencies serving each of the 100 counties in North Carolina provide a variety of these women's health services, including family planning, prenatal care, flu shots and other women's immunizations, and pregnancy care management. For more information on the services near you, contact your local health department.

The Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section is part of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.


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Mailing Address

Women, Infant and Community Wellness Section
1929 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1929
Courier Number: 56-23-01

Physical Address

5601 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Telephone

Main: (919) 707-5700
Fax: (919) 870-4827

Last Modified: 09-28-2022