On Monday, August 10th, the McLean County Board for Care and Treatment of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (377 Board) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) effective from August 10, 2020 through October 9, 2020.The six funding focus areas for Calendar Year 2021 (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021) are the following:
Audio from virtual Q&A on August 18, 2020.
All questions must be in written form and emailed to the solicitation contact no later than October 2, 2020 at 11:59pm
377 BOARD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
Q. Would you be able to provide clarification or examples of what should be included on “Patient/Client Care” page?
A. Patient/Client Care section of the budget would include funding for a direct service provided to a patient and/or client. However, funding cannot be provided for a direct service to clients that have private and/or public insurance or another funding source to pay for the direct service being provided as the 377 Board does not supplant or supplement other funding sources. For example, a client that has Medicare cannot also receive 377 funding toward a direct service, even if Medicare is not paying the full cost of the service. Patient/ client care can only be provide to clients that do not have any other funding source, including insurance, for a service.
Q. The template for client care asks us to indicate the services needed and the cost of providing the services. The major cost associated with providing any services is the salary of the staff providing the services. If that amount is reflected in the personnel and benefits costs, would we not be duplicating that amount in the client care template?
A. An agency cannot request the 377 to fund personnel and/or benefit costs and client care services for the same services provided. The 377 Board will only pay for client care services that are not receiving funding from any other source, including the 377 Board. An example of client care services would be paying for a therapy provided to a client that is not/ cannot be paid by any other funding source.