Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is soliciting responses for a two part application-Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposal (RFP), for the Fiscal Year 2018 delivery of Professional Development and Technical Assistance services for the Southeast Regional Key (SERK). FY18 contracts will be effective as of July 1, 2017 and contingent on State Funding.
FY18 Request for Information (RFI) for SERK at PHMC PD/TA Services
Application for SERK at PHMC FY18 RFI
Attachment A: All Services Staff Plan FY18
Attachment B: Acknowledgement and Attestation Form
Interested candidates should reference the procurement timeline below. All procurement details will be provided via The Talk of the SERK and posted to our website (www.seregionalkey.org). Stay tuned for more information!
|RFI Released to Public||February 16, 2017|
|RFI Question and Answer Conference Call||
March 2, 2017
RFI Submission Deadline
(RFI must be submitted electronically. Late submissions will not be accepted. Bidders must submit an RFI, to be eligible to submit an RFP)
March 16, 2017
|RFI Review Period||March 16-May 1, 2017|
|RFP Released to Public||May 1, 2017|
|RFP Question and Answer Conference Call||
May 8, 2017
RFP Submission Deadline
(RFP must be submitted electronically. Late submissions will not be accepted. Bidders must have submitted an RFI to be eligible to submit an RFP.)
May 15, 2017
at 5 p.m.
|SERK at PHMC Announces Successful Bidder/Notice of Intent to Award||May 31, 2017|
|Contract Negotiations and Execution of the Contract Completed||June 1-30, 2017|
SERK PD/TA Contract Training
(for successful bidders)
|June 13, 2017|
FY18 Contracts Executed
(pending passage of State Budget)
|July 1, 2017|
Adjusting STARS Grants and Awards. 2016-2017 STARS grants and awards are being adjusted to reflect budget constraints. CLICK HERE to view the grants and awards structure for 2016-2017. Eligible programs currently waitlisted for 2015-2016 STARS Merit Awards will receive 2015-2016 amounts. The 2016-2017 Merit Awards for STAR 2-4 center-based programs have been reduced by 35%. The methodology used to adjust the grants and awards was provided by the STARS Stakeholders group.
All 2016-2017 Grant Requests will be posted as they become available from OCDEL.
The 2016-2017 MERA Request paperwork is now available. Please note, while we continue to process the priority unfunded Merits from last year, we anticipate beginning to process new 2016-2017 Merits and ERAs on or around November 2, 2016. You may submit your grant request at any time, however, we will not process until November 2. There will be no priority given to requests submitted prior to November 2. Please review the documents and contact your STARS Specialist with any questions. CLICK HERE to review the new award amounts for 2016-2017. CLICK HERE to review best practices in grant spending.
Again this year you must complete and submit a request form and a budget form(s). Please note there are two versions of the budget form. One is an Excel Workbook to be used for electronic submission. One is a PDF to be used if faxing. If using the PDF format, Attachment #2 is used for Merit requests and Attachment #3 is used for ERA requests.
Submit your Merit and/or ERA request via:
Electronic submission is highly recommended to expedite the processing of your grant request.
Click on the links below to download the appropriate forms.
Click on the links below for Merit and ERA guidance documents.
The Rising STARS Application window is now closed.
The Rising STARS initiative focuses on access to the highest quality services for hard to reach/hard to serve children and families by providing supports to providers as they move up the quality scale. The Rising STARS Support Grant application is a two-step process. First, eligible programs submit an application and supporting documentation. After applications are scored and reviewed, successful candidates are invited to submit a grant request for funding. CLICK HERE to read the FAQ for complete details on the application process.
Who Is Eligible?
To be eligible, all providers described below may not have received more than two previous support grants or a previous Rising STARS Support Grant unless they successfully moved from STAR 1 to STAR 2 using the Rising STARS Support Grant. Eligibility exclusions include STARS Head Start, PA Pre-K Counts, Private Academic Schools (PDE licensed preschool) and School District Pre-K.
Beginning in 2015-16, providers will not submit receipts to the Regional Key. Providers must keep original receipts for their records and for review by Regional Keys and state/federal agents who may need to review receipts for auditing/monitoring purposes. All grant related documents must be maintained for seven years.
For monitoring purposes original receipts must have at a minimum:
A purchase date (within the current Fiscal Year July 1– June 30);
The name of the vendor or supplier;
Descriptions of purchased items;
Cost of each item and evidence of payment – the receipt must indicate balance due or, if paid, a balance due of $-0-. If the receipt or invoice shows a balance due, proof of payment must be provided either by cancelled check or a document indicating balance due of $-0-;
Dollar figures for total purchases must equal or exceed the requested Merit Award subcategory (and care levels) indicated for each item (Classroom Furnishings / Learning Materials / Minor Renovations / Gross Motor Equipment / DHS Certification Business Practices, Computer Technology / Professional Development, Accreditation Costs, Staff Benefitsand Other Expenses).
SERK wants to help practitioners receive their grant payments as quickly as possible, in part through direct deposit payment. Payments will be transferred directly to your bank accounts and providers will be notified by email when the transaction occurs. CLICK HERE to download the direct deposit form.
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