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Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCBA/BCaBA) Grant Program

Grants to Iowa Individuals for Tuition and Fees
Associated with Behavioral Health Services Certification

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) - Division of Deputy Director's Office

Deadline Date:

10/20/21 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Description:

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Grants to Iowa individuals to offset expenses associated with certification in the area of behavioral health services. Funding is intended to help individuals in financial need with the costs of tuition and fees. The purpose of this program is to increase the number of board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA) and board-certified assistant behavior analysts (BCaBA) providing behavioral analysis services to Iowans. Applicants may be Iowa residents or nonresidents, however, preference will be granted to Iowa residents.

The Department is actively working to strengthen its capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. Health equity is defined as supporting opportunities for everyone to live the healthiest life possible through the reduction of barriers in environmental, social, economic and other conditions which impact health. This program promotes health equity through expansion of BCBA and BCaBA practitioners in Iowa which ultimately leads to increased access to applied behavior analysis and treatment services for individuals experiencing behavioral challenges in Iowa.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192121

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$180,000

Number of Grants:

Approximately 14

Term of Contract:

The awarded applicant must complete an accredited educational program, become BCBA or BCaBA certified, and complete a 2 years full-time service obligation, or 4 years part-time, within a 6 year period.

The Department expects the initial contract period to be a minimum of 3 calendar years to a maximum of 6 years, but is subject to adjustment by the Department relating to funding, time required to complete certification and required service obligation, or other occurrences as approved by the Department.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals are eligible to submit an application in accordance with this RFP.

Applicants with current or previous contracts with the Department for this project (RFP 58817010, RFP 58818017, RFP 58819018 and RFP 58821016) are not eligible for this funding opportunity.

Applicants must be an Iowa resident or nonresident; however preference will be granted to Iowa residents. Resident status is defined as:
- Resident: physically resides in Iowa as the person’s principal and primary residence and can provide evidence of such residency.
- Nonresident: does not reside in Iowa.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have on file with the college student aid commission a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid application or similar financial aid documentation from another state. Applicants will be required to provide financial need verification documentation in their application in the BCBA/BCaBA Eligibility Requirements Form.

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule of Important Dates:
- RFP Issued: September 1, 2021
- Written Questions and Responses
Round 1 Questions Due: September 15, 2021
Responses Posted By: September 22, 2021
- Final Questions Due: September 29, 2021
- Responses Posted By: October 6, 2021
- Applications Due: October 20, 2021 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time
- Post Notice of Intent to Award: December 7, 2021

BCBA Eligibility Requirements: http://www.bacb.com/bcba/#BCBAEligibilityRequirements

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application: http://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

IDPH General Conditions: http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Email: melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP # 58822017

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa

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