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New Hampshire Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Contract for Services to a New Hampshire Individual, Agency, or
Organization to Benefit the Mental Health of Young Residents

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State

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New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) - Bureau of Student Wellness

Deadline Date:

09/18/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Contract for services to a New Hampshire individual, agency, or organization to benefit the mental health of young residents. Funding is intended to expand delivery of a mental health program throughout the state. The contractor must have knowledge of youth mental health promotion, and mental illness and substance misuse prevention. Youth Mental Health First Aid is currently offered through the Bureau of Student Wellness free of charge to NH education entities and communities through Federal funding.

The goals of this effort include:

  1. Streamlined coordination of YMHFA trainings statewide, with attention paid to the unique strengths, needs, and cultural considerations of the Department’s five regions (North Country, Lakes Region, Southwest, Southcentral, and Southeast)
  2. A robust network of committed YMHFA instructors across child-serving organizations (e.g. education and youth mental health sectors, afterschool organizations, youth development programs, etc.)
  3. Measurable improvements in mental health knowledge acquisition, attitudinal change, and positive school climate and culture

Services to be Provided: The applicant will provide the following services relative to this Request for Proposal and consistent with the Minimum Requirements.

  1. In cooperation with the Bureau of Student Wellness, coordinate the delivery of the Youth Mental Health First Aid training curriculum with fidelity across the state of New Hampshire
  2. Build a robust network of committed YMHFA instructors across child-serving organizations (e.g. education and youth mental health sectors, afterschool organizations, youth development programs, etc.)
  3. Align this work with other initiatives, committees and agencies/organizations to enhance outcomes. Potential partners include the Bureau of Student Wellness; the New Hampshire Family and School Partnerships; the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services; Partnership for a Drug Free NH; the Governor’s Prevention Task Force; the Regional Public Health System; the Governor’s Youth Council; the NH National Guard Counter Drug Task Force; the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative
  4. Provide a timeline for the project that includes major milestones. This timeline must include the activities that will be implemented; the resources that will used to implement them, and the expected outcome(s) of each activity.
  5. An evaluation plan that includes the data collection tool(s) to be used to evaluate: a) indicators as required by Federal funding and b) measureable improvements in mental health knowledge acquisition, attitudinal change, and positive school climate and culture

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192012

Estimated Size of Grant:

Unless there is a change in the plan requirements and/or services to be delivered, the cost for the contract shall not exceed $250,000.

Term of Contract:

The Department expects to award a one (1) year contract effective December 1, 2020 or upon Governor & Council approval, whichever is later, to the successful applicant. Based on performance and identified ongoing need, the Department reserves the right to renew the contract.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals from individuals, agencies, or organizations.

In order to be considered for funding, the applicant must include evidence of the following minimum requirements. This must include both a written narrative as well as up to three (3) letters of recommendation.
1. Comprehensive knowledge of the Youth Mental Health First Aid training
2. Comprehensive knowledge of best practices in youth mental health promotion, and mental illness and substance misuse prevention
3. Experience disseminating and promoting training experiences for diverse audiences
4. Alignment with and ability to leverage other initiatives, committees and agencies / organizations to enhance the project. Potential partners include the Bureau of Student Wellness; the New Hampshire Family and School Partnerships; the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services; Partnership for a Drug Free NH; the Governor’s Prevention Task Force; the Regional Public Health System; the Governor’s Youth Council; the NH National Guard Counter Drug Task Force; the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative
5. Show evidence of the ability to work with representatives from State agencies, partner organizations, school districts, families, and other stakeholders
6. Effective communication skills (oral and written)
7. Demonstrate fiscal management capacity including the requesting of funds from the Department as well as oversight and dissemination of resources (fiscal and other) to project participants (to include staff)

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: 4:00pm, Friday, September 18, 2020

The deadline for receipt of inquiries is 4:00pm, Friday, September 4, 2020. The Department of Education (Department) will address questions about this RFP received by the deadline, in writing, and if they are determined to be vital to the competitive bidding process, a written response will be sent no later than five (5) working days after the deadline to all who submitted inquiries. All questions and responses will be posted on the Department’s website.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit proposals and direct inquiries to:
Ellen Desmond
New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Student Wellness
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Fax: (603) 271-3213
E-mail: ellen.desmond@doe.nh.gov

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USA: New Hampshire

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