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City of Albuquerque: Social Services/Early Childhood Care and Education Services

Deadline: July 16, 2018

The City of Albuquerque is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations interested in providing services for populations in need of specific social services. The City’s Department of Family and Community Services has completed a city-wide Community Assessment addressing the needs of children, infants, toddlers, expectant mothers, and their families within the Albuquerque area. Based on the results of this assessment, the Department has identified a clear need for Early Head Start programming within the city of Albuquerque service area. The Community Assessment reflects the demonstrated need for center based Early Head Start programming. The City is seeking a community collaboration with an early childhood provider to fulfill the needs of eligible Early Head Start families through the provision of center based services.

The priority activities/scope of services are to provide Center Based Early Childhood Care and Education to 16 eligible children aged from 6 weeks to 3 years. Providers must adhere to the established Head Start Program Performance Standards; 1302.21 center-based option. Funding will support early learning and child development services to infants/toddlers of eligible families in the City of Albuquerque Early Head Start Program, with emphasis on providing services to diverse, homeless, and dual language families.

Applicants must comply with the following:

  • Provide a minimum of 1380 hours of planned classroom operations for all enrolled children receiving center-based services during post award period
  • Implement approved curriculum to facilitate intentional learning and meet the developmental domains required by the Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) to support School Readiness
  • Maintain enrollment for awarded center based slots
  • Be licensed through New Mexico Children Youth and Families Licensing Bureau
  • Comply with the Head Start Act (2007), Revised Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), 45 CFR Chapter XIII and Uniform Administrative Requirements for Federal Grants 2 CFR 200
  • Insure that in the provision of center based services all staff must possess the following credentials required for infant/toddler care: a) Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Certification (CDA); and b) Valid CPR/First Aid Certification

Expected outcomes must include, but not be limited to:

  • Maintaining full enrollment of the eligible post award center-based slots
  • Filling center-based vacancies within 30 days as required by HSPPS 1302.15
  • Using an approved development screening tool and assessment to measure developmental progression and school readiness
  • Adhering to and reporting on Parent Family Community Engagement (PFCE) outcomes; HSPPS 1302.50-1302.53

Amount: A total of up to $194,641 will be allocated. The applicant must provide a 20% post award in-kind non-federal match. Services funded are to commence July 1, 2018 and continue through June 30, 2019. The contract is eligible for renewal for two additional one-year periods based upon performance and availability of federal funds.

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/partner-resources/request-for-proposals/

Note: One mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:30 am at:
Family and Community Services
Division of Child and Family Development
1820 Randolph SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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