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Deadline: June 20, 2014

NM Department of Health: Youth Dance Programs for Physical Activity and Healthier Weight

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH), Public Health Division (PHD), Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Bureau is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for youth dance programs for physical activity and healthier weight. These statewide services must be provided in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The purpose of this RFP is to implement two youth dance programs:

  1. Provide programs in public elementary, middle, and high schools statewide, targeted at increasing physical activity and improving nutrition among children and adolescents who attend schools with at least fifty percent of students eligible for free or reduced price meals. Strong efforts should also be made to reach Native American, Hispanic, and African American children because of higher obesity rates in these populations. The youth dance program must include culturally and age-appropriate physical activity and nutrition curriculum that incorporates dance instruction, promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption, and an evaluation component.
  2. Provide low-income, at-risk children access to a youth dance program in partnership with school districts.

Amount: Not stated. The Department of Health anticipates awarding two contracts under this RFP.

Eligibility: Not stated. Applicants must provide information to demonstrate their capability to provide the requested services, including past experience, geographic research, and staff capacity, among other information.


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