What can I use the funding for?
For Prioririty Area 1, can multiple solutions be implemented, such as both video conferencing and two-way text messaging? Or even three solutions, video conferencing, a lactation mobile app, and two-way text messaging?
Our proposal includes implementation of telehealth Interventions (utilizing Priority 1) that will consist of an intervention (treatment) and a control group. Is there an “acceptable” number to consider for each group as part of our pilot that is considered “manageable” ?
Who determines the telehealth platform to be utilized during the pilot? Do we determine the platform in collaboration with the THIS-WIC team or should we initially have an idea of the platform which may best meet our needs at the current time? We are asking for the purpose of budgeting and sustainably?
At our State Agency, staff are often cost allocated among various grants and/or programs that they are working on. Is it allowable for an existing FT WIC staff to be detailed to work on the grant and cost allocate their time split between two funding sources? For example an existing nutrition educator would be cost allocated to work on the grant 50% of time and the regular WIC program duties 50% of time. WIC regulations allow this and the State Agency documentation policy and timekeeping infrastructure support this.
Does the fact that we are currently receiving other grant funds conflict with this opportunity?
Could a degreed nutritionist, RN, LPN or appropriately trained paraprofessional meet the criteria of qualified professional as long as they stayed within their scope of practice according to our WIC policies?
Does this opportunity require a match or cost-share?
Since we are a federally recognized tribe, do you require a tribal resolution?
What is the CFDA number for the opportunity?
Can we upload additional documents with our brief proposal submission?
What is the timeline of the grant?
What if I can’t attend the webinars?
Is there a preference for a specific target population? Urban, rural, or suburban?
What is the difference between Priority Area 1 and Priority Area 2?
Can State Agencies submit an application for each priority area?
What is the State Agency’s (SA) responsibility for the procurement of services?
How many awards will be provided overall?
How many Local WIC agencies (LWAs) are required to participate?
Do State Agencies need to have EBT cards implemented to be eligible to participate?
I’m a LWA WIC Director, can I apply?
Would it be possible to include more than one Indian Tribal Organization in an application? Is a Consortium approach allowed?
Staff capacity has been an issue in the past for implementing new projects, how can THIS-WIC help address this?
What kind of partner organizations are allowed to support the SA’s projects? We have collaborated with a university on previous projects; could we partner with a university for this proposal?