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Bernalillo County: School-based and School-linked Services

Deadline: January 13, 2020

Note: A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on December 5, 2019 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time at South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.

The School-based and School-linked Services initiative seeks proposals from social services providers and nonprofit organizations for programs for primary and secondary school students and their families in Bernalillo County. The services must be school-based or school-linked. Services will occur within a school or in the community or neighborhood near a school. School students and their families must benefit from the services. The services should alleviate the effects of poverty on a student’s academic achievement and provide supports for families of students living in poverty. The initiative has two main goals:

  1. Helping students learn and succeed
  2. Strengthening families and communities

Bernalillo County and its contractor-partners will achieve these goals through the delivery of services in the following three program areas:

  1. Integrated student supports that address non-academic and out-of-school barriers to learning. This can be done through partnerships with social and health service agencies and may include school-based or school-linked health care, case management services, and family stability supports coordinated by a school employee or school-based contractor that are culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of students and their families. Examples include: Food pantry, legal services, case management, family stability supports, clothing bank, health services, or dental services.
  2. Expanded and enriched learning time and learning opportunities, including before-school, after-school, weekend, summer, and year-round programs, that provide additional academic support, academic and social enrichment activities, and other programs that enhance academic learning, social skills, emotional skills, and life skills and are aligned with the school’s curriculum. Examples include: Any type of learning enhancement or academic enrichment program that occurs outside the classroom, or learning programs that demonstrate a record of success or that are based on proven or promising theory and practice are preferable.
  3. Active family and community engagement that: 1) Values the experiences of people from diverse backgrounds as empowered partners in decision-making; 2) Encourages partnerships with parents or caregivers to develop and promote a vision for student success; 3) Offers courses, activities, and services for parents, caregivers, and community members; and/or 4) Creates structures and opportunities for shared school and community leadership. Examples include: Adult education, instruction in English as a second language, instruction leading to attainment of a high school graduate equivalency diploma, instruction in financial literacy, instruction in parenting and life skills, or assistance with job-finding.

Amount: One agency may be selected under each of three program areas for a total of three awarded agencies. Each awarded agency will receive up to $66,666.66 for one year with an option to renew for two additional one-year terms.

Eligibility: An Offeror is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal. This may include an individual, partnership, or corporation, or a private or public, for profit or nonprofit organization. An agency cannot apply under more than one program area and cannot receive multiple awards.

Link: https://www.bernco.gov/general-services/request-for-proposals.aspx

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