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New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration: Group Youth Mentoring

Deadline: June 16, 2015

The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration is soliciting proposals to establish one or more agreements throughout the state of New Mexico through the competitive process for group youth mentoring services. Offeror(s) awarded an agreement must provide group youth mentoring services to eligible youth within a group setting (one adult matched with two or more youth) for activities that fall outside the normal hours of a school day (i.e. before school, after school, during spring, summer, and winter recesses). The adult to youth ratio shall not exceed one adult to 15 eligible youth. Mentoring services may take place in a variety of venue settings within New Mexico. Offeror(s) awarded an agreement shall have the capability to match qualified individuals with eligible youth, who need, or who will benefit from participating in age appropriate group youth mentoring activities. The youth to be served must be between the ages of five and 18 years of age and enrolled in a K-12 school program (including home school). Each youth served must participate in age appropriate group youth mentoring activities for a minimum of four hours per month.

Allowable age appropriate group youth mentoring activities will be determined at time of award. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Organized sports and wellness activities
  • Educational activities
  • Presentations by outside speakers
  • Career development activities

Award: One or multiple Offerors will be awarded. Ideally, the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration would like to leverage resources to extend the availability of high quality services to as many participants as possible.

Offeror(s) awarded an agreement will be paid for services satisfactorily performed at 100% of their awarded hourly rate for youth served whose household income level is at or below the most current Federal Poverty Guidelines and 50% of their awarded hourly rate for youth served whose household income level is above the most current Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Eligibility: Offeror is defined as is any person, corporation or partnership who chooses to submit a proposal.

Link: http://nmdfa.state.nm.us/Local_Government.aspx

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