Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program (ICAPP) - For Providers (Administration)

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The purpose of the Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program (ICAPP) is to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs.  The program includes a single contract with a statewide non-profit organization to provide Administrative Support Services to DHS, as outlined in Iowa Code (235A.1). The program also includes multiple local service contracts throughout the state through grants to Child Abuse Prevention Councils.    
The ICAPP Administrator is responsible for:
  • Preparing a statewide Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan as it relates to the prevention of child maltreatment in Iowa,
  • Drafting and assisting with a competitive RFP for local services,
  • Monitoring and reviewing all local ICAPP service contracts,
  • Providing training and technical assistance to local prevention councils and subcontracted service providers,
  • Conducting research as it relates to the prevention of child maltreatment, and
  • Evaluating the various local services funded by the program.

Who Qualifies

Eligible bidders, to provide ICAPP Administration, are defined through the competitive procurement process.  The only stipulation in Iowa Code 235A.1 is that any “moneys appropriated for child abuse prevention shall be used by the department through contract with an agency or organization which shall administer the funds with maximum use of voluntary administrative services.”

How to Apply

See State of Iowa Bid Opportunities page for posted procurements:

Contract Information

Current Contractor
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
Toll Free: (800) 237-1815 

Current Contract Term
The ICAPP Administrative contract was procured through a competitive RFP and awarded to Prevent Child Abuse Iowa for SFY 2018.  The contract was effective July 1, 2017 for an initial one year contract term with the ability to extend the contract for five additional one year terms. The projected contract end date, including all potential renewals, is 6/30/2023.
Rates and Payments
Payment is negotiated within the contract, based on estimated contractor costs to meet deliverables.  Contract incentive payments are dependent upon contractor’s compliance with identified Performance Measures in the following areas:
A. Comprehensive Statewide Assessment and Strategic Plan Performance Measures
PM 1 – Beginning in SFY 2019, and each subsequent SFY that follows, the Contractor shall submit any recommended changes to the strategic plan to the Agency no later than December 1st of each SFY.
B. Administrative Support Services Performance Measures
PM 1 – The Contractor shall establish a “baseline” percentage for all Coalitions or Councils currently receiving Program funds on whether they are meeting membership requirements in State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2019.  This “baseline” shall be provided to the Agency Contract Manager no later than August 31, 2019.  
PM 2 – 100% of required administrative and financial reports and other documents shall be submitted to the Agency by the specified due date.  Specific reports must be in a format approved by the Agency and must include all components outlined in the Scope of Work. 
PM 3 – The Contractor shall randomly select a minimum of 10% of all funded Projects to be reviewed through formal monitoring visits each SFY (either in-person or via submission of materials to the Contractor via mail, email, or fax). 
C. Research and Evaluation Performance Measures.
PM 1 –The Contractor shall provide an annual Program evaluation report to the Agency within 90 days of the end of the State Fiscal Year.
PM 2 –The Contractor shall develop measurable benchmarks based on existing data, as well as data collected through SFY 2019, to identify target measures (beyond service outputs) for each Project type funded by January 1, 2020.



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