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Deadline: May 8, 2014

NM Children, Youth and Families Department: Community-Based Home Visiting Services

The Children, Youth and Families Department is soliciting proposals to establish contracts through competitive negotiations for the procurement of community-based home visiting services.

Funded home visiting programs will prioritize serving parents and caregivers, including, but not limited to adoptive and teen parents, of children pre-natal to three years of age to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote positive early childhood development and wellbeing as well as support school readiness. Selected programs will be required to provide services to families based on the Home Visiting Program Standards Manual. In addition, the programs are required to maintain the number of families awarded.  Home Visitors will implement a battery of validated tools and screens to the caregivers, as well as the infants and toddlers involved in the program.  The screens serve to identify possible developmental concerns for the child, as well as adverse events that impact the caregiver’s ability to provide a nurturing and safe environment for the infant or toddler.

Funded home visiting programs will be expected to work collaboratively at the local, regional and state levels to support the establishment of a comprehensive and aligned quality early care, education and family support system that is equitably available to all children and their families in New Mexico.

Organizations should provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to clients including cross-cultural communication and respect for the linguistic, ethnic, and gender-based differences that contribute to cultural identity.

Amount: Cost is based on the predetermined total of $3,000 per family, multiplied by the minimum number of families to be served, at any given time during the year.

Note: A pre-proposal conference will be held April 28, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am in the Apodaca Hall, 2nd Floor, PERA Building located at 1120 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe. Applicants should complete and submit an “Acknowledgement of Receipt of Request for Proposals Form” by April 28 to be placed on the procurement list.


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