I am currently working on the Biographical Sketch section of the THIS-WIC application. Can you please explain the difference between “Completed Projects: Responsibilities” and “Accomplishments” as there is potential overlap between these two sections and I want to provide the desired information without duplication.
What does Tufts advise regarding sample size?
In our state, CPAs do not have to be credentialed as Registered Dietitians (but must have a series of other qualifications). Can you please confirm that these staff members will be considered “qualified professionals” for the purpose of this grant? We felt confident about this, but are second guessing ourselves because of the definition of “qualified professionals” in the RFP and FAQs, and we would like to make absolute sure we are on the right track?
Should partnering states applying as a consortium provide an agreement or similar document? We considered having them provide a letter of support, but aren’t sure this would be the appropriate document
Given a team may be composed of a number of State Agencies, local agencies, university partners, et cetera, how should we define the key personnel relative to the significant contributors. For significant contributors, would you also like resumes or CVs or do we only indicate who the significant contributors are?
We do have a question related to the definition of qualified professionals and the description on the call as these being RDs or RNs. Does that mean that services from a nutrition educator or other WIC staff would not be considered?
Now that we are submitting the full proposal, do we have to stay within a similar budget to the original request?
When might one establish a baseline to evaluate various items, Precovid or Covid?
How much detail in the evaluation design is expected in the proposal?
Are we able to use an outside entity to assist us with the evaluation piece, or is Tufts taking the lead on evaluation?
Any specific indicators you'll be looking for in the meta evaluation? For example, are you intending to look at reach, fidelity, etc.?
I think I need a more in-depth answer to the baseline question regarding COVID-19 vs. pre-COVID-19. We have been utilizing telephone services recently and the THIS -WIC proposed program will include the video aspect of telehealth. So, in essence we would be building off of the current program design. So, I am still unsure on whether to use a baseline for pre-COVID-19 or during COVID-19?