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City of Santa Fe, Veterans Advisory Board: Peer Support Specialist for Homeless and Precariously Housed Veterans

Deadline: April 13, 2018

The Veterans Advisory Board (VAB) addresses matters affecting local veterans in the City of Santa Fe. VAB will provide funding for a part-time peer support specialist (at least 20 hours a week) to assist homeless and precariously housed veterans only with accessing basic material goods and services like food and shelter, health, and related crisis services that are available to both veterans and residents. The applying agency will have the ability to vet veterans for veteran eligibility status and also be able to collaborate with local nonprofits and veteran organizations on outreach and care coordination for program participants. The Peer Support Specialist will work with and, if possible, alleviate catastrophic and unforeseen circumstances on the veteran’s well-being, safety, and self-sufficiency.

The VAB continues to strategically focus on ensuring that funding is having a direct impact on the overall well-being of veterans and their families within the community. The intent is to align applicants with results-based outcomes for their service populations. The ultimate goal is to track and compare data and outcomes with local, state, and national statistics. Applicants are strongly encouraged to collaborate and partner with service providers to measure, track, and demonstrate sustaining impact.

Amount: Proposals will be capped at $10,000.00 per year. Funding is on a cost reimbursement basis. Contracts are for one year with the option to renew for up to 3 years.

Eligibility: Local nonprofit organizations.

Link: https://www.santafenm.gov/bids_rfps/detail/1835rfq

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