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Contract for Services to a New Jersey Health Care Facility to Provide Health Care Services to Refugee Populations

Healthcare Provider Agencies for the Refugee Health Program


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Funding Source
New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Jersey

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/01/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Contract for services to a New Jersey health care facility to provide health care services to refugee populations. Funding is intended for costs associated with the administration of the program. Priority will be given to applicants serving areas with higher numbers of refugees and other eligible populations including but not limited to the following counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, and Union.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of New Americans (ONA) Refugee Resettlement Program to provide health screening services as part of the Health Program offered to eligible refugee populations in the State of New Jersey. The Refugee Health Program administers and provides the required Domestic Medical Screening (DMS) to all eligible new arrivals under the federal Refugee Resettlement Program. DHS, through partnerships with healthcare providers, administers the DMS per CDC guidelines and requirements of the Refugee Health program. The funding will be available to licensed health care centers with strong community presence, able to administer the DMS and participate in the contract partnership with the DHS for the implementation of the State Refugee Health Program, serving vulnerable refugee and other humanitarian newcomer populations (as defined by ORR) through the DMS and Refugee Health, including conducting full health screenings and submitting timely reports of all clients and screenings provided into DHS databases and systems. 

Awards will be based on each bidder’s overall capacity to provide services to a geographical area.

Populations eligible for the Refugee Health program services are:

  • Refugees
  • Asylees
  • Cuban and Haitian Entrants
  • Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs)
  • Amerasians
  • Certified Victims of Human Trafficking
  • Afghan Humanitarian Parolees
  • Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolees 

For information on the scope of work, see the following link:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration for this RFP, the bidder must satisfy the following requirements:
• The bidder must be a licensed health care facility or site;
• The bidder can include but not be limited to: federally qualified health care providers, Local Health Departments, other non-profit community health care centers or clinics;
• The bidder will sustain the provision of physical exams, vaccinations, and laboratory work through Medicaid, child vaccination funding, or other public health funding; providers cannot require self-pay for clients eligible for the Refugee Health program outside of any co-pays that may be related to Health insurance coverage;
• The bidder must have a current license as an ambulatory care facility issued by the Department of Health, and/or be an approved Medicaid provider with a valid Medicaid number issued by the Department of Human Services;
• The bidder must have a strong provider presence in community, providing care in a clinic setting;
• The bidder must have experience providing culturally competent health care services to refugee, immigrants, and limited-to-no English-speaking populations.
• The bidder must have the ability to provide or facilitate access/referral to physical exams, vaccinations, and laboratory testing.
• There is a strong preference for the bidder to have a presence in and/or near the counties listed above.
• The bidder must meet other requirements outlined in the RFP.

Unallowable costs that cannot be included:
• Administration and case management beyond the scope of the DMS
• Lab work and vaccination costs already covered by Medicaid or other programs
• Dental costs beyond a brief routine dental/oral exam as defined in the scope of the DMS
• Transportation beyond the DMS
• Medical supplies already covered by Medicaid or other grants

Pre-Application Information
- April 6, 2023: Notice of Funding Availability
- April 17, 2023: Prospective Bidder Presentation
- April 24, 2023: Prospective Bidder Questions on RFP - no later than 11:59 p.m. ET
- June 1, 2023: Deadline for receipt of proposals - no later than 11:59 p.m. ET
- August 1, 2023: Preliminary award announcement
- August 15, 2023: Appeal deadline - no later than 11:59 p.m. ET
- August 23, 2023: Final award announcement
- October 1, 2023: Anticipated contract start date

All costs will be funded through cost reimbursement through the contract award to provide the full services described in the Contract Scope of Work section of this RFP.

Estimated Size of Grant
Awards may range from $180,000 to $555,000.

Term of Contract
The contract term will be for three years with a contract end date for this initiative of September 30, 2026 pending federal appropriations, and the potential for two one-year extensions, at DHS’ sole discretion.

Contact Information
Submit applications to Jenny Wong,

Written questions must be emailed no later than 11:59 ET on April 24, 2023 with the subject line “Refugee Health Program Healthcare Providers RFP Questions”, and must be directed to Jenny Wong at the email address listed above.

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