November 4, 2019

Featured Funding Opportunity! Bernalillo County $6M Behavioral Health Continuum

Please note: There is a mandatory pre-proposal meeting on November 6, 2019 at 10:00 am (local time) at the following address:
One Civic Plaza NW
10th Floor Conference Room B

Bernalillo County: Behavioral Health Continuum

Deadline: November 22, 2019

Bernalillo County will provide capital or startup funding to expand the behavioral health continuum in Bernalillo County. Services should build capacity, enhance existing services, or address underserved populations or gaps in services. All services should encompass the needs of the individual and family, be trauma informed, and must have cultural, linguist, and disability accessibility. Proposals must draw on evidence-based practices or promising practices in specific areas of behavioral health. In true alignment with problem-based procurement, Offerors are asked to identify the need and gap in services in Bernalillo County and describe the proposed service to address it and desired outcomes.

The programming and providers that are eligible to apply can span the array of available, evidence based, behavioral health services in Bernalillo County. This proposal provides an opportunity for any Bernalillo County community provider to apply for funding to expand currently existing services or develop new behavioral health services. While the intent of the proposal is to remain flexible and non-prescriptive, below is a key component that could be addressed.

  • Providers should aim to develop capacity and collaboration within the community and expand existing programs to meet gaps in the service continuum

There are multiple interventions that could be proposed and as such are not limited to the list below. Providers in Bernalillo County and Offerors can propose other evidence-based and/or promising practice.

  • Capital requests for facilities to deliver new or enhanced services
  • Start-up requests for new programs that address marginalized or underserved populations
  • New sustainable collaborative partnerships between agencies to address an unmet community need

Interventions should draw on both evidence based practices as well as promising practices. In true alignment with problem based procurement, Offerors are asked to provide a solution in Bernalillo County. To provide adequate coverage, at the County’s sole discretion, multiple awards may be made.

Amount: Several program formats may be funded at a total cost not to exceed $6,000,000 over three years (which includes New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax). The County is interested in using this opportunity to fund one or more interventions for 1-3 year contracts with the expectation that programs will be scaled-down and funded at a reduced rate as programs build momentum and sustainability for up to a maximum of three years.

Eligibility: An Offeror is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal.


Note: There is a mandatory pre-proposal meeting on November 6, 2019 at 10:00 am (local time) at the following address:
One Civic Plaza NW
10th Floor Conference Room B

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