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The Preschool, Families and Community Project

Contract for Services to a Connecticut Nonprofit, Business, or Agency
to Implement and Coordinate a Statewide Nutritional Program

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Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)

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Deadline Date:

06/10/20 3:00 PM - Receipt


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Contract for Services to a Connecticut nonprofit organization, business, or agency to implement and coordinate a statewide nutritional program. The contractor must provide services such as direct educational services, including workshops and sessions, as well as remote health coaching.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health (DPH or the Department), is seeking proposals to select an applicant who will work with the DPH to implement and coordinate components of the DPH’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) State Plan to perform the Preschool, Families, and Community Project activities in delivering nutrition education and obesity prevention services to participants who are SNAP eligible. The DPH will provide oversight, guidance, training, and technical assistance to the selected applicant to ensure that all activities meet U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements and are aligned to national best practices, evidence-based interventions, and DPH initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications of Proposers. To qualify for a contract award, a proposer must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • At least one qualified staff dedicated (at least 1.0 FTE minimum) to be the grant manager.
  • A Nutrition Education Team to implement activities included in the proposal, consisting, at a minimum, of at least one staff qualified to implement the telephonic health coaching initiative and at least one staff who is fluent in English and Spanish to deliver direct education activities.
  • Administration and organizational leadership support to implement the proposed project.
  • Experience managing federally funded grants.
  • Experience delivering health and human service or nutrition programs.

A Program Overview can be found starting at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189667

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$316,000 per year

Term of Contract:

Funding is estimated to be for a four year period beginning approximately October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2024, subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance.

Contract Term: Four (4) years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Private provider organizations (defined as nonstate entities that are either nonprofit or proprietary corporations or partnerships), CT State agencies, and municipalities are eligible to submit proposals in response to this RFP. Individuals who are not a duly formed business entity are ineligible to participate in this procurement.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for submission of proposals is June 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

- RFP Released: April 14, 2020
- Deadline for Questions: May 8, 2020
- Answers Released: May 15, 2020
- Letter of Intent Due: May 22, 2020
- Proposals Due: June 10, 2020
- Proposer Selection: June 26, 2020
- Start of Contract Negotiations: June 29, 2020
- Start of Contract: October 1, 2020

Dates after the due date for proposals (“Proposals Due”) are target dates only.

Faxed or e-mailed proposals will not be evaluated. When hand-delivering proposals by courier or in person, allow extra time due to building security procedures. The Department will not accept a postmark date as the basis for meeting the submission due date and time.

Letter of Intent. A Letter of Intent (LOI) is strongly recommended, but not required by this RFP. The LOI is non-binding and does not obligate the sender to submit a proposal. The LOI must be submitted to the Official Contact by e-mail by the deadline established in the Procurement Schedule. The LOI must clearly identify the sender, including name, postal address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. It is the sender’s responsibility to confirm the Department’s receipt of the LOI.

Inquiry Procedures. All questions regarding this RFP or the Department’s procurement process must be directed, in writing, to the Official Contact before the deadline specified in the Procurement Schedule. Questions submitted via e-mail must indicate in the e-mail subject line: RFP #2020-0122. The early submission of questions is encouraged. Questions will not be accepted or answered verbally – neither in person nor over the telephone. All questions received before the deadline(s) will be answered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit application and address questions to:
Nadine Tulloch
Department of Public Health
Community, Family Health and Prevention Section
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 11-HLS, P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

Phone: (860) 509-8309
Fax: (860) 509-7854

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #2020-0122

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut

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