Request for Proposals Prenatal to Five Dental Health Grant #18-015

Published:  May 24, 2018

First 5 Sonoma County is pleased to invite you to respond to the following opportunities:

  • Request for Proposals for Prenatal to Five Dental Health Grant

All documents relating to the RFP are located on the County of Sonoma's Supplier Portal.

Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

First 5 Sonoma County is inviting applications for grants of up to $300,000 to fund services and system integration to strengthen prenatal to five oral health access and outcomes in Sonoma County. Funds may be expended over a maximum contract period of three years, starting no earlier than July 1, 2018 and ending no later than June 30, 2021. The maximum funding per year will be $100,000, not to exceed a contract total of $300,000.

Successful applicants to this grant will utilize best practices in service provision and propose methods to identify gaps in care and align with existing/emerging services to provide cost effective and sustainable services and systems improvements. Services proposed may include, but are not limited to: prevention, early detection, anticipatory guidance (parental education), structured referrals, treatment and the establishment of dental homes for families of children prenatal to five. Priority will be given to innovative partnerships and/or integrated services that enhance the accessibility and sustainability of bilingual services for high need Latino and low-income populations.

In 2017, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services received a $3.5 million grant from the state Department of Health Care Services. The grant is part of the state’s Dental Transformation Initiative, which funds projects that help increase the use of preventative services for children covered by Medi-Cal insurance. With the emergence of new dental services for children and families in the community, it will be essential that applicants funded under this grant coordinate closely with Dental Transformation Initiative staff at the Department of Health Services to ensure maximum integration and leveraging of efforts and resources.

How to Submit Proposal/Qualifications

Please login to the County of Sonoma's Supplier Portal to view the associated supplemental documents, as well as the RFP/RFQ. You must be registered in the County of Sonoma's Supplier Portal in order to login and view, and download all solicitation documents. It is incumbent upon all interested parties to check for any changes, including updates or addenda, by logging into the County’s Supplier Portal and reviewing the event.

Please note that in recent RFP/RFQ submissions, applicants have experienced some difficulties using the Portal. Support is available through the Portal, not with First 5 staff.  But please keep this in mind.  We strongly encourage you to submit your proposals early to avoid missing your deadline.  And as always, make sure that your paper submissions are turned into First 5 before the deadline.

Important Dates

  • May 30, 2018 Proposer Questions Due by 2:00pm
  • June 1, 2018 County Response to Questions
  • June 12, 2018 Proposals Due by 2:00pm