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City of Albuquerque: Social Services and Behavioral Health Services

Deadline: March 26, 2018

The City of Albuquerque seeks to support organizations interested in providing services for populations in need of specific social services. Priority activities include:

1. Crisis Counseling and Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault: Funding will support services to persons who are victims of sexual assault with an emphasis on under-represented populations. Services for this program must include, but are not limited to: (1) Year around, 24 hours per day crisis counseling and advocacy services; (2) Individual, group, and family therapeutic services; (3) Administration of appropriate assessment and evaluation tools to evaluate and reduce trauma symptoms and stress levels of assault victims; and (4) Notifying and counseling victims of sexual assault in connection with testing of the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits, as clinically appropriate. The proposal must demonstrate how the agency will leverage Medicaid funds, and other services in the community, to cover the cost of services.

2. Provide Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Services for School-Age Youth: Funding will support evidence-based outpatient substance abuse treatment services for economically underserved, school-age youth (elementary through high school age) to improve outcomes affecting quality of life in the areas of health, education, housing, and interpersonal relationships. There is particular interest in supporting substance abuse outpatient treatment services based on models that evaluation research has demonstrated are effective. Services in this program should include, but not be limited to: (1) Administering a substance abuse assessment; (2) Group and individual counseling; (3) Family education and counseling; (4) Referral to additional supportive services. Successful applicants will also include in their proposal a description of how the applicant will evaluate their activities to demonstrate program effectiveness, including outcomes that specify increased scores on tests of resiliency, protective factors, and conflict management; and a description of all relevant referral sources.

The city has identified nine priority populations and nine priority geographic areas that remain one of the focuses of programming activities. Although these are not the only populations and/or neighborhoods that are eligible for and the focus of city funding, they are priorities.

Priority populations are: Youth Transitioning from Foster care and/or the Juvenile Justice System, Female Veterans and Two Parent Veteran Families, Seniors Raising Grandchildren and Seniors over the age of 75, Adults with Behavioral Health/Mental Health issues, Persons with Physical Disabilities including Persons with HIV/AIDs, Persons with a History of Incarceration, Single Parent Families, Victims of Domestic Violence, Minority populations especially Native American, African American and Hispanic populations.

Priority neighborhoods are: Alta Monte, Barelas, Santa Barbara Martineztown, Trumbull, Crest Planning Area, West Mesa, Sawmill, Downtown Core, and San Jose.

Amount: Dependent upon priority area, as follows:

  • Crisis Counseling and Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault: Up to $317,000 is available
  • Provide Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Services for School-Age Youth: Up to $100,760 is available

Eligibility: An agency which is a unit of state or local government and/or an agency currently incorporated as a nonprofit corporation, duly registered and in good standing with the State of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, which has nonprofit status under 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code and which has demonstrated capability in providing the services for which it is applying.

Programs supported, in whole or in part, with funding awarded as a result of this RFP must be targeted to residents of Albuquerque whose annual family incomes are at or below 80% of the median family income for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Link: http://bit.ly/2CqSwBX

Note: One mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on Monday, March 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the following location:

City Council Committee Room
New City Hall Building
9th floor, One Civic Plaza
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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