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Office of Health Equity Releases CRDP Phase 2 Draft Solicitations for Public Comment

Office of Health Equity Releases CRDP Phase 2 Draft Solicitations for Public Comment

At our recent town hall meetings to discuss the California Reducing Disparities Project’s Statewide Strategic Plan to Reduce Mental Health Disparities a lot of attendees asked about the funding solicitations for Phase 2 of the project. This week, the California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity (OHE) released draft versions of these solicitations for public comment (and not for submitting proposals yet). You can review them and share your feedback to the Office of Health Equity by March 25th. The final solicitations, considering the public comments, will be available at a later date.

Here is the full announcement from OHE including how to access the solicitations and submit your comments:

The California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity has posted draft pre-solicitations for the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), Phase 2 implementation on BidSync, links for BidSync on our website and links below. This is not a request for bids at this time. The purpose of the release is to solicit public feedback about our program and solicitation designs prior to release of the official solicitations. We are not accepting applications at this time.
Though we have done a lot of work to put these solicitations together, we acknowledge that there are still ways for us to improve our solicitations so that we can obtain the best bidders and ultimately the best provider of services for CRDP. We are asking:

  • Please help distribute the solicitation to interested parties. In particular, we need help getting the Capacity Building Pilot Project drafts to those Community Based Organizations that may have effective solutions but may not currently know about CRDP.
  • Please provide feedback on all sections of the Draft Pre-Solicitations, but we are particularly interested in receiving feedback on the following areas:
    • Program evaluation guidelines and evaluation plan components
    • Minimum and desired qualifications for Proposers or Applicants 
    • Scoring criteria

 Though we are asking stakeholders for their feedback to improve our solicitations for CRDP Phase 2, we must ensure that all potential proposers have a level playing field and that we operate in a manner that is transparent to the public. To this end, it is essential that interested stakeholders submit their input in writing to us using the designated emails for each solicitation. Please note that there are different email addresses for each solicitation. You will find them on the cover page. …
Your feedback would be most useful if your comments address specific parts of the solicitations and you explain how the change would improve CRDP. … We need to obtain your written feedback by COB March 25, 2015.
Thank you very much.
The following are the BidSync* links for:
Statewide evaluation team: 
TA providers: 
Pilot projects: 

* Please note you will have to create a log-in for the BidSync system to access the draft solicitations. The email contact to submit your comments to Office of Health Equity can be found by clicking on the links above. This process is coordinated by Office of Health Equity. Any questions on the draft solicitations should be directed toward the addresses provided through the links.

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