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City of Albuquerque: Social Services and Behavioral Health Services – Youth Engagement, Behavioral Health, and Domestic Violence

Deadline: November 29, 2018

The City of Albuquerque has established priorities for funding and they include the following goals:
Goal 1: Human and Family Development: People of all ages have the opportunity to participate in the community and economy and are well sheltered, safe, healthy, and educated.
Goal 2: Public Safety: The public is safe and secure, and shares responsibility for maintaining a safe environment.

The City of Albuquerque will support innovative and effective proposals from qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing services for populations in need of specific social services including positive youth engagement programs as well as services for people experiencing behavioral health challenges or domestic violence.

The City of Albuquerque has established a priority to fund projects that lead to improved outcomes to 1) Increase Behavioral Health Stability, 2) Increase Housing Stability, 3) Increase Public Safety, and 4) Increase Family Resilience. This involves a focus on addressing the Social Determinants of Health to achieve greater well-being and equity for all. Substantial evidence confirms the link between social, economic, and physical conditions and health outcome disparities. Social Determinants of Health include access to healthcare services, availability of services to support housing and behavioral health stability, lifelong education options, public safety and social services.

Scopes of Work include:

  • Outreach, Prevention, and Intervention Services to Address Domestic Violence and Resulting Trauma: Respondents may propose an offer of services for one or both of the following scopes of work for minority/disenfranchised populations: 1) Comprehensive advocacy, therapeutic services, and case management for victims of domestic violence, their children, and other secondary victims, and/or 2) Clinically appropriate therapeutic services for child witnesses of domestic violence to address complex trauma and developmental trauma, targeted at mitigating impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
  • Promising and Evidence-based Prevention/Early Intervention for Children and Adolescents: Respondents may propose an offer of innovative, promising, and evidence-based early intervention/prevention services for children and adolescents at risk of developing anti-social behaviors including violence, substance use disorder, poor relational skills, and delinquency.
  • Services for a Teen Center: Respondents may propose for the provision of youth services and activities at an accessible location including but not limited to providing quality entertainment with a variety of music and arts programming for young people, increasing access and education to young people wanting to learn the production of musical and other performance events, providing emerging musicians the opportunity to perform and gain exposure in a professional environment, providing entrepreneurial opportunities for young people, building/coordinating programs that are flexible and responsive to youth interests and needs, building opportunities for youth participation in delivery of programs, employment of talented and committed professional staff to create opportunity for youth engagement, and collaborating with community partners to create complementary programs.
  • Supportive Housing and Case Management for Persons who have a Behavioral Health Diagnosis and are Experiencing Homelessness or are Precariously Housed: Respondents may propose for the provision of supportive housing and case management for persons who are homeless or precariously housed and have a behavioral health diagnosis to a minimum of forty (40) persons. Services should include, but not be limited to case management, individual and group therapeutic treatment, life skills training, vocational assistance where appropriate, access to medical and psychiatric health care as well as medication when appropriate, access to public benefits, and support in maintaining stable housing through the duration of the funding period

Amount: Award amounts vary by Scope of Work:

  • Outreach, Prevention and Intervention Services to Address Domestic Violence and Resulting Trauma: Up to $475,000
  • Promising and Evidence-based Prevention/Early Intervention for Children and Adolescents: Up to $330,000
  • Services for a Teen Center: Up to $220,000
  • Supportive Housing and Case Management for Persons who have a Behavioral Health Diagnosis and are Experiencing Homelessness or are Precariously Housed: Up to $455,000

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 not-for-profit 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.

*Note: City of Albuquerque staff will conduct one mandatory pre-proposal conference for entities interested in submitting proposals at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Link: https://www.cabq.gov/family/partner-resources/request-for-proposals

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