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STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health Services
Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Date:August 5, 2011
         Memo Series DMHSAS 2011-05 Action

RE:     The opportunity for Wisconsin counties to apply for a grant to enhance their Intoxicated Driver            Program

To:     DMHSAS Listserv

For:    Area Administrators
           County IDP Coordinators
           Directors
           Departments of Human Services Directors

From: Linda A. Harris, Administrator
           Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Subject:  IDP Enhancement Grant

Document Summary

This memo describes an opportunity for Wisconsin counties to apply for a grant to enhance their Intoxicated Driver Programs (IDP).

Wisconsin continues to rank #1 in self-reported intoxicated driving making it a serious public health concern. This RFP is to solicit proposals from counties that implement or enhance evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes of intoxicated drivers and to improve interagency cooperation among community partners.

Background and New Information

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (DMHSAS) is awarding a total of $500,000 with (2) 1 year extensions to Wisconsin counties for the implementation or enhancement of programs and services to individuals convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI) offenses, particularly to those individuals identified as Hard-Core Drunk Drivers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Evaluation Criteria

Please submit a proposal that describes the plan for either implementation or enhancement of services to intoxicated drivers. The top scoring agencies’ proposals may receive a site visit as a part of the review prior to the final selection.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and proposals will be assessed points as identified below.
  • Organizational Experience including Staffing and Qualifications (5 Points)
  • Problem/Need Statement (10 Points)
  • Goals and Performance Expectations (10 Points)
  • Target Population (10 Points)
  • Work Plan (10 Points)
  • Care Coordination Service Delivery (10 Points)
  • Data Collection and Evaluation (10 Points)
  • Program Design (15 Points)
  • Evidence Based Strategies (15 Points)
  • Cultural Competence (5 Points)
A Bidder’s Conference will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2011, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for counties to ask questions about the RFP. You may attend through web conferencing at
https://connect.wisconsin.gov/ r16889568/ or in person at:

     Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
     Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery
     1 West Wilson Street, Room 850A
     Madison, WI 53703-3445

Action Summary:

Proposals for funding must be received in our office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Applications may be mailed to:

     LeeAnn Cooper, IDP Coordinator
     Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
     Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery
     P.O. Box 7851
     Madison, WI 53707-7851

Or hand delivered to:

     LeeAnn Cooper, IDP Coordinator
     Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
     Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery
     1 West Wilson Street, Room 850
     Madison, WI 53703-3445

Announcement of successful candidates will be made September 30, 2011.
NO FAXES, EMAIL, OR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Regional Office Contact:

          Area Administrators

Central Office Contact:

          LeeAnn Cooper, IDP Coordinator
          Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
          Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery
          P.O. Box 7851
          1 West Wilson Street, Room 850
          Madison, WI 53707-7851
          Telephone: (608) 266-2453
          Email: leeann.cooper@wisconsin.gov

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Last Revised:  August 05, 2011