|How do I submit a question for this request for proposals? |
The foundation’s communication with potential respondents is limited to the teleconference, email correspondence and the website. Questions about the RFP may be emailed to email@example.com. Responses that may be relevant to other potential respondents will be posted on the foundation’s website. Check the RFP webpage often for updated questions and answers. The foundation will not accept phone calls regarding the RFP except for questions relating to technical issues with the website submission process. For technical inquiries, call grants management staff at (512) 471-5041.
|Is a Federally Qualified Health Center and Behavioral Health entity partnership eligible to apply for the Hogg Foundation Implementation Grant if the entity has not gone through the planning process using a Hogg Foundation planning grant? |
Yes, organizations that have completed a planning process are eligible to apply for an implementation grant. The applicant organizations will need to, in part, describe their planning process in order to make a compelling case for their eligibility for an implementation grant.
|We are trying to determine whether we should apply for the planning grant or the implementation grant. How should we decide which one to apply for? |
You will need to assess the organization’s activities to date to determine whether you are a better fit for the planning grant or implementation grant. The foundation’s resource guide cited in the RFP “Connecting Mind and Body” describes the various components of integrated health care. Planning activities set the stage for actual implementation. You will need to assess what stage of the process you are in and decide whether you are best suited to apply for the planning grant or the implementation grant.
|Are Veterans Affairs systems eligible to apply?|
Yes, Veterans Affairs (VA) systems in Texas are eligible to apply for either the planning or implementation grant program.
|Do faculty members at institutions of higher education qualify to apply as the lead applicant for an implementation grant? |
No, faculty members at institutions of higher education do not qualify to apply as the lead applicant. The lead applicant organization must meet our eligibility criteria listed on the page six of the RFP under “D. PROGRAM DETAILS.” Faculty members can possibly serve as the principal investigator to this project but the applicant organization would have to serve as the lead in applying for the grant.
|Can entities who are at various stages of developing and expanding integrated care with different partner organizations submit separate grants with different partners, such as a planning grant with partner A and an implementation grant with partner B?|
Yes, it would be permissible to submit different grants (planning and implementation) with different partners.
|Will the foundation consider funding for-profit organizations for this grant program?|
No, eligible organizations are described on page six of the RFP under “D. PROGRAM DETAILS 1. Eligible Applicants.” Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in Texas and governmental entities that provide behavioral health or primary care services are eligible to submit proposals.
|Can an organization submit an application for the Integrated Health Care Grant while simultaneously partnering with another entity applying for a distinctly different Hogg Foundation RFP?|
Yes, you may submit a proposal for the Integrated Health Care Planning and Implementation Grant program while simultaneously partnering with another entity applying for a different Hogg Foundation RFP.
|Are there resources you recommend that we review while developing our proposal?|
The foundation has several resources listed on its webpage that applicants may find helpful. Additional resources include:
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
|Will the inclusion of a flow chart or logic model be considered in the “word count” or will they be considered separately? |
Flow charts or logic models (diagrams) will not be included in the word count. Applicants may include these as appendices attached to the proposal.
|Please differentiate between planning and implementation. For example, if an organization has conducted planning type activities but the implementation has yet to begin, would this be best described as planning or implementation?|
Each applicant will need to self-assess to determine whether they are best eligible for the planning or implementation grant, as outlined in the RFP.
|How many awards will the foundation fund under this grant program?|
The foundation does not have a pre-determined number of awards it intends to grant. The foundation is prepared to make multiple awards in each of the planning and implementation grant-focused areas. Awards will be based on the quality of proposals received.
|Do governmental entities or institutions of higher education need to submit all the financial data as indicated under “9. Required Fiscal Documents” of the RFP?|
No, for governmental entities or institutions of higher education, we do not require any of the financial documents listed. That requirement only applies to 501(c)(3) non-profits.
|Will there be a solicitation for a second round of grant funding opportunities under this grant program next year?|
Yes, we will be initiating second round of grant opportunities next year to further promote integrated health care in Texas through this grant program.
|Do partners/collaborators need to be identified in the proposal or could this be a part of the planning process? For example, conducting surveys, focus groups and leadership meetings to determine best partnership matches as part of the planning process.|
No, the partners do not need to be predetermined in the planning grant application.
|What activities are excluded from this integrated health care grant program? |
The purpose of the grant is to promote the adoption of integrating physical health and behavioral health, whether through planning or implementation activities. This type of integration can occur in a wide range of settings. You will need to describe the type of setting you intend to implement these integration activities in your proposal. For additional examples beyond what is listed on page five and page six of the RFP, please visit resources listed in this FAQ or our integrated health care webpage.
|Can grant funds be used to fill a funding gap in current integrated health care activities? For example, funding from another grant currently supports a current staff person, however, the grant funding will cease.|
No, grant funds are designed to support new integrated health care activities, not to supplant current/existing activities with foundation funds.
|Can grant funds be used to support telemedicine (tele-psychiatry)? |
Yes, funding to support technology (tele-psychiatry element) is an appropriate use of the grant funds.
|Can you describe examples of consumer and/or family engagement? |
Examples of consumer and/or family engagement: including consumers and/or families in the design, implementation and evaluation of your proposed project; consumer and/or families serving on your community advisory board or Board of Directors; formal mechanisms to solicit input from consumers and/or families such as surveys and focus groups to address policy, program or practice issues; evidence that consumer and/or family involvement is part of your overall strategic planning; evidence that consumer and/or family is a workforce component of your service delivery system (Peer/Family support specialists). These are just some examples of how the foundation envisions the role of consumers and/or families in foundation funded projects.
|If an organization is applying for a two-year implementation grant should it submit two separate budget templates? One for 8/2012-7/2013 and the other for 8/2013 – 7/2014? |
Yes, for a two-year implementation grant applicants need to submit two separate budget templates. A proposed budget for year one (8/2012-7/2013) and a proposed budget for year two (8/2013 – 7/2014). In addition, it is appropriate to forecast new activities and costs for year two.