Non-narcotic Pain Management Request for Proposals

Two Non-narcotic Pain Management Request for Proposals: (1) Statewide Mapping and Assessment; (2) Pain Management Demonstration Projects

The deadline for this application was May 15. Application submission is now closed.

The 2019 Minnesota legislative session included several primary prevention strategies as part of a comprehensive approach to the opioid epidemic in the state. One of these included $1.25 million for non-narcotic pain management. Of the total, $250,000 will fund one state-wide mapping study to better understand where non-narcotic pain management is available and what barriers exist to accessing this type of care. One million dollars will be awarded to (up to) five demonstration projects across the state to better understand what non-narcotic pain management and wellness services are being used, for and among whom, and how they are working.

MDH is seeking proposals for the grant period June 22, 2020 – June 30, 2022 for two program components: (1) statewide mapping and (2) provision of community-based non-narcotic pain management services.

Non-narcotic Pain Management Request for Proposal (Word)

Eligible Applicants

Organizations eligible to apply in this competitive process include, but are not limited to, tribal governments, local units of government, health care providers (in clinics, hospitals or stand-alone), health plan companies or systems, or other entities. (Other entities may include, for example, wellness centers, faith-based healers, acupuncturists, licensed massage therapists, chiropractic providers, nutritional interventionists, health coaches, resiliency trainers, and exercise therapists).

Questions and Answers

All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email or phone to or at 651-201-5396. In the subject line of the email, include the phrase: “Non-Narcotic Pain Management RFP Question.” Applicants may also submit questions by phone during the informational call described below.

All questions received and MDH answers to those questions will be posted within two business days at Questions and Answers for Request for Proposal Non-narcotic Pain Management.

Please submit questions no later than 11:59 p.m. Central Time, on May 1, 2020.

To ensure the proper and fair evaluation of all applications, other communications regarding this RFP including verbal, telephone, written or internet initiated by or on behalf of any applicant to any employee of MDH, other than questions submitted as outlined above, are prohibited. Any violation of this prohibition may result in the disqualification of the applicant.

Informational Call

All applicants who are interested in further information and/or have questions regarding the current Non-narcotic Pain Management RFP are welcome to join the informational conference call. Attendance is encouraged, but not required. Questions and answers from the call will be available on the Questions and Answers for Request for Proposal Non-narcotic Pain Management page.

Date: Tuesday, March 24  
Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Access the meeting by calling: 1-415-655-0003 (US)
Conference Code: 962 833 984

Application Deadline

Applications are due on May 15, 2020.

The complete application(s), if sent by email, must be submitted to by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on May 15, 2020.

The complete application(s), if sent by mail or hand delivered, must be delivered to the appropriate address listed in Section 3.2 of the RFP document by 4:15 p.m. (CST) on May 15, 2020

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application and Information

Those interested in this RFP should review and complete the Non-narcotic Pain Management Request for Proposal (Word). Use the attachments below to complete the application.


Attachment A: Sample Grant Agreement (Word)

Attachment B.1: Provision of Services Applicant Evaluation Criteria and Score Sheet (Word)

Attachment B.2: Statewide Mapping Applicant Evaluation Criteria (Word)

Attachment C: Work Plan Template (Word)

Attachment D: Budget and Budget Narrative Template (Word)

Attachment E: Invoice Template (Word)

Attachment F:  Due Diligence Review Form (Word)

Updated Tuesday, 02-Jun-2020 13:13:49 CDT