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City of Santa Fe: Human Service Providers

Deadline: March 25, 2017

Human Services funding provides and maintains a “safety net” of services to meet the essential health and human service needs of the citizens of Santa Fe. The City of Santa Fe wishes to ensure that these essential services, which include primary health care, access to basic material goods and services like food and shelter, mental health counseling, and related crisis services are available to residents. The following general human service categories will be given priority for funding:

  • Adult health and behavioral health: Everyone in the community has access to health and behavioral health regardless of ability to pay
  • Community safety: Everyone in the community is safe, housed, and stable
  • Social justice: All people are recognized with respect, dignity, and equity
  • Quality of life: All people have healthy options in their environment
  • New or innovative collaborative programs with a documented health and human service need which create new or innovative ways for fund development that promotes sustainability

Amount: Not provided. Contract awards will be made.

Eligibility: Human service agencies, including nonprofit organizations that meet the federal criteria and have a physical location operating within the city and/or county of Santa Fe serving Santa Fe residents. New programs must have a two-year history of successful operation, or they must be sponsored by such an organization willing to serve as a fiscal agent.

To qualify for human services funding, proponents must satisfy all of the following criteria

  • Serve a targeted proportion of low income clients in their city-supported programs.
  • Reflect the diversity of the community, for example, multi-cultural, gender, age, characteristics in program design, participants, staffing, and board members.
  • Be accessible to all citizens. Transportation may be provided directly or through subsidies, or the agency may provide the service at a site convenient for the participant.
  • Employ well-qualified staff and provide high quality, accountable programs.
  • Comply with the letter and spirit of all anti-discrimination legislation.
    Where appropriate, attempt to involve whole families in the solution to a problem rather than work with individuals only.
  • Serve a majority of clients who are adult populations (18 years of age and older).
  • Demonstrate how they coordinate services with other agencies in the community.

Link: http://www.santafenm.gov/bids_rfps/detail/1624p

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