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New Mexico Department of Health: Youth Development Programs to Prevent Unintended Teen Pregnancy

Deadline: February 6, 2018

The Youth Development Programs to Prevent Unintended Teen Pregnancy solicitation will award support to multi offerors to assist the Family Planning Program (FPP) in developing and supporting quality teen pregnancy prevention programming in communities throughout New Mexico in order to prevent unintended teen pregnancy. Programming should target high risk teens (male or female/ages 18 or younger) through primary teen pregnancy prevention (preventing the first unintended teen pregnancy).

The Contractor(s) awarded funds shall provide one or more of the following allowable activities, which may be implemented either in or out-of-school time:

  • Implementation of the Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program (TOP®): TOP® promotes positive youth development with community service learning (volunteer work in the community) and curriculum-based activities in a program to decrease teen pregnancy and increase school success.
  • Implementation of Adult Identity Mentoring (Project AIM): Project AIM is a group level youth development intervention. The overall goal is to reduce sexual risk behaviors among low income youth between the ages of 11 and 14 by providing them with the motivation to make safe choices and address deeper barriers to sexual risk prevention (e.g., hopelessness, poverty, risk opportunities in low-income environments).

Amount: The anticipated funding for each of the service categories is as follows:

  • The allowable budget for a 9-month TOP® program is $50,150. The $50,150 contract is for implementing 1 TOP® program 1 time within each fiscal year of the contract.
  • The allowable budget for Project AIM is $50,150. The $50,150 contract is for implementing the 7-week program 4 times within each fiscal year of the contract.

The project period is for up to four years.

Eligibility: Private for profit, not for profit, and government agencies are eligible. Additional, applicant qualifications and experience must include:

  • Offerors must have, or be willing to obtain, a current New Mexico tax identification number from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.
  • Offerors may be individuals, public or private agencies/organizations, or corporate entities providing such services. Regardless of the Offeror’s business status, each Offeror must document their capacity to provide the services described in each service category, and where applicable, provide copies of diplomas, transcripts, certificates, licenses and other documentation substantiating their credentials.
  • The organization must have policies and procedures which assure that no person in the New Mexico shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap or disability, medical condition, or religion will be excluded from employment with, participation in, denied the benefit of service, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity performed as a result of a contract entered into pursuant to this solicitation.
  • If the Offeror is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, then provide a copy of the organization’s Internal Revenue Service Determination letter, and a copy of the agency’s by-laws and Articles of Incorporation.
  • Strong preference will be given to Offerors with experience in provision of these services on behalf of New Mexico Department of Health in the past with satisfactory performance during a previous contract period.

Link: https://nmhealth.org/publication/rfp/

Note: An optional, informational meeting for applicants will be held on January 18, 2018. The meeting will be held via conference call.

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