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City of Albuquerque: Social Services and Behavioral Health Services for Fiscal Year 2018

Deadline: March 3, 2017

The City of Albuquerque will support qualified nonprofit organizations interested in providing services for populations in need of specific social services. The priority areas/scope of services include:

  • Crisis services to children who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned: Funding will be allocated for services that are not Medicaid reimbursable, to children and families low- to moderate-income. Services should include, but not be limited to: (1) providing crisis services to children who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned; (2) providing support and counseling to children and their families in cases of suspected sexual abuse or severe physical abuse; and (3) providing case management to families experiencing abuse and neglect. The proposal must include best practices for this specific population. The proposal must demonstrate how the agency will leverage Medicaid Funds to cover the cost of services.
  • School-based substance abuse outpatient treatment services for middle school-age youth: Funding will be allocated for school-based substance abuse outpatient treatment services for middle school-age youth. Services should include, but not be limited to: (1) administering an evidenced based substance abuse assessment; (2) referral to other treatment services; (3) group and individual counseling; (4) family education and counseling; (5) case management; and (6) referral to supportive services. The successful respondent will adhere to the most recent version of the Albuquerque Minimum Standards for Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services (Minimum Standards). The successful respondent will detail the relationship with Albuquerque Public Schools to provide services at an area middle school, including a Memorandum of Understanding. The proposal must include how the agency will leverage Medicaid Funds to cover the cost of services.

The City has identified nine priority populations and nine priority geographic areas have been identified. The nine 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. The nine priority neighborhoods are: Alta Monte; Barelas; Santa Barbara Martineztown; Trumbull; Crest Planning Area; West Mesa; Sawmill; Downtown Core; and San Jose. Although these are not the only populations and/or neighborhoods that are eligible for and the focus of City funding, they are City’s priorities.

Amount: The total amount allocated is specific to each priority area:

  • Crisis services to children children who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned: $96,830
  • School-based substance abuse outpatient treatment services for middle school-age youth: $187,500

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 is an eligible responder.

Link: https://www.cabq.gov/family/our-department/request-for-proposals

Note: A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held on February 8, 2017.

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