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Deadline: January 12, 2022

City of Albuquerque: Supportive Housing and Case Management for Persons who have a Behavioral Health Diagnosis and are Experiencing Homelessness or are Precariously Housed

The City of Albuquerque is providing funding 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 35 households. Case management shall include an array of wrap around services as appropriate to client needs identified in individual service plans, to be provided by the applicant or in partnership with other agencies.

Services should include, but not be limited to: intensive 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. Successful applicants will describe how case managers will connect with and follow through with relevant referrals to community-based services, and describe a plan to ensure all participants have an opportunity to complete a common assessment for the Coordinated Entry System and VI-SPDAT) while receiving outreach services under this contract. Successful proposals will also discuss collaboration with the City funded Westside Emergency Housing Center and forthcoming Gateway centers to ensure that emergency housing residents have access to the services described in the proposal.
The proposal must include how the agency will leverage Medicaid Funds to cover the cost of services, and explicitly detail how Medicaid is utilized, and how the City funds are used to bolster services for those clients who are Medicaid eligible. If not currently a Medicaid provider, the proposal must detail the agency plans to become a Medicaid provider. Note that these funds are not limited to Medicaid eligible clients, only that Medicaid reimbursements are expected to leverage City funds.

The proposal should demonstrate the evidence and/or logic of how proposed activities will lead to improved outcomes and describe the use of practices that might include trauma informed care, harm reduction, a person-centered approach, and community collaboration. Proposals should include a description of how services impact at least two out of the following four outcomes: 1) Increase Behavioral Health Stability, 2) Increase Housing Stability, 3) Increase Public Safety, 4) Increase Individual and Family Resilience, and 5) Seniors are Able to Age with Dignity (see solicitation for more details on each outcome).

Amount: A total of $480,000 is available. The number of awards is not specified. Services funded are expected to commence July 1, 2022 and continue through June 30, 2023. with the possibility of two one-year extensions

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 Secretary of State, 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.

Link: https://cabq.bonfirehub.com/opportunities/55371

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