Competitive Grant Opportunities

The department competitively awards grants related to the department's work. All competitive grants follow a similar award process with some variation due to the funding source and program structure. 

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Competitive Grant Opportunities
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Innovative Business Strategies for Adult Day, Employment, and Transportation Services- Provider

DODD is seeking proposals from eligible applicants to work with a selected Subject Matter Expert (SME) who will provide an assessment and a plan to expand innovative business strategies that adjust and align current business practices. The overall objective of this RFP is to support DODD-certified providers as they transform their organizational structures and fiscal strategies from facility based to community-based service delivery models.

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Proposals will be selected using a competitive process.  DODD reserves the right to immediately reject grant proposals submitted with an incomplete Grant Application Form, proposals received after the submission deadline, or for any other requirement identified in this RFP that is not met. Proposals subject to further review will be scored on a scale from 0-100 (100 being the maximum awarded points) in accordance with Section 4 (Required Questions) of this RFP. All proposals will be reviewed and scored by a Proposal Review Committee, comprised of staff from DODD. The Proposal Review Committee shall include at least two representatives from DODD.

Any agency provider (county board-operated or private) in Ohio that is certified by DODD, pursuant to OAC 5123:2-2-01, in any of the following may apply to participate: adult day support, vocational habilitation, career planning, individual employment support, group employment support, or non-medical transportation. If an applicant is county-board operated, the county board must submit a joint application with the DODD certified private agency provider planning to assume operations in accordance with the county board’s conflict free case management plan, if applicable.January 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Innovative Business Strategies RFP- Q and A Summary

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