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Questions Related to the Application Process

  • Am I able to resubmit or delete an application after it is submitted?

    When the application is submitted or if you need to pause and continue later, you will receive a code that will allow you access to application. If you’re having trouble accessing the application, please send your request, including the name of the organization and the individual who submitted the application, to the mailbox.

  • Does the Redcap application need to be completed in one sitting? Is there a word limit?

    The online application form should be completed all at one time. It is suggested that applicants draft the components of the application in another format and then paste the text into the form. The form fields do not have character or word limits; however, the Health Equity goals questions have a 250-word limit.

  • What happens if I lose access to the system or if I do not remember my code?

    If you get booted out the system, please use the code you were provided and if you lose your code and you cannot access the application, please send your request for access to the Health Issues & Challenges mailbox for your code or assistance.

  • How can I confirm that my application was received?

    When the application is submitted, you receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will be sent to email address you put on the application. Also, a confirmation message with an option to download the survey response in PDF is given, as shown below.

    redcap success message

    Tip: Remember to complete each field in the application survey. If you have submitted an incomplete application, a courtesy email will be sent to the email address provided to allow an opportunity to complete the application and resubmit. As a reminder, incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed.

General Project Questions

Priority Areas/Populations

Responsive Training and Health Equity

  • How do applicants meet the culterally-reponsive training requirement?

    The RFP states, “Applicants must have completed culturally responsive training (i.e., cultural competency training, workplace diversity training, health equity training, diversity, and inclusion training) or plan to prior to implementing programming to ensure that programs are provided in a respectful manner. This will ensure that programs are responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and needs of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations.”

    If you are funded, it will be up to you with the grant administrator’s guidance what type of training (examples above) in which you would like to participate, but it will need to be something to show that you are being proactive and responsive to underserved populations. We will also hold health equity training twice per year that awardees are able to participate.

  • If our application intends to allot funds to subrecipients, are the sub recipients also expected to complete the health equity training?

    All staff or team members working on programs funded through Health Issues and Challenges grant program need to complete health equity training.  The Health Innovation Partnerships and Programs division will offer free health equity training for grantees awarded.

Award Cap

  • What is the award cap and the average amount awarded?

    Some project areas do list funding limits, but to capture as many quality and diverse proposals as possible, funding will be awarded on the type of program, merit and in some cases, geography; therefore, IDOH will not impose a ceiling on award amounts. An average award amount, therefore, has not been determined.

  • Can a project budget exceed the award cap?

    No, if an award cap has been established for a program area, budgets that exceed the specified amount will not be considered.

Budget Questions


Sub-Awards to Community Partners

Appendix 1A - Chronic Disease Asthma Guidance

Appendix 1B - Chronic Disease Cancer Guidance

Appendix 1C - Chronic Disease Cardiovascular Health Guidance

Appendix 1D - Chronic Disease Diabetes Guidance

Appendix 2 - Hepatitis C Guidance

(Not Applicable for grant cycles after August 1, 2022)

Appendix 4 - Food Insecurity - Obesity Guidance

Appendix 5 - Elevated Blood Lead Level Reduction Guidance

Appendix 6A - Community Health Workers Guidance

Appendix 6B - Community Paramedicine Guidance