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iSocial Professional Development System

Grant to a New Hampshire Individual, Agency, or Organization
for Social-Emotional Development Services for Young Children

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New Hampshire Department of Education - Bureau of Student Support

Deadline Date:

11/09/18 4:00 PM


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Grant to a New Hampshire individual, agency, or organization to develop and execute a framework to improve social and emotional outcomes for young children (ages 0-5), including those with disabilities. Funding is intended to expand the current infrastructure for services by implementing the Pyramid Model Framework in early childhood settings.

The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals from individuals or agencies/organizations interested in expanding the implementation of New Hampshire’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) by aiding the development of State and local infrastructure to implement the Pyramid Model Framework in early childhood settings to improve the social-emotional outcomes for children ages birth to five, including children with disabilities.

The expansion will include the development of a Master Cadre of Pyramid Model trainers and practice-based coaches to provide, support, and sustain implementation of training and coaching over time in New Hampshire. The expansion also includes supporting selected communities implementing the Pyramid Model as well as New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education interested in infusing the Pyramid Model into their curricula.

The iSocial Professional Development System Coordinator/Director will be responsible to:

1.1 Oversee, hire and coordinate a pool of practice-based coaches, trainers and administrators of fidelity measures related to the Pyramid Model Framework.
1.2 Oversee and coordinate a Master Cadre of practice-based coaches and administrators of Pyramid Model fidelity measures.
1.3 Train and support the development of additional practice-based coaches, trainers and administrators of Pyramid Model fidelity measures.
1.4 Monitor and ensure that coaches and trainers are completing their required data collection.
1.5 Analyze data and make decisions based on data such as fidelity checklists, coaching logs, practitioner feedback and organization feedback, etc. (based on implementation).
1.6 Provide ongoing supervision and support of practice-based coaches, trainers and administrators Pyramid Model fidelity measures.
1.7 Monitor coaches to ensure adherence to the practice-based coaching model.
1.8 Troubleshoot and problem solve as issues arise.
1.9 Review and authorize payment of monthly invoices from coaches and administrators of Pyramid Model fidelity measures.
1.10 Provide written reports of activities on an as-needed basis.
1.11 Plan, facilitate and follow-up monthly meetings of the practice-based coach cohort to support supervision of the coaches and to promote consistency in implementation of the model.
1.12 Coordinate the provision of professional development and coaching of the practice-based coaches and iSocial trainers by the Pyramid Model Consortium Consultants and/or Master Cadre members.
1.13 Participation in State level meetings to infuse practice-based coaching perspective into the ongoing development of iSocial:
- iSocial Expanded Core Team (monthly)
- iSocial SLT (monthly)
- iSocial Evaluation Team (quarterly)
- iSocial Learning Collaborative Meetings (approx. five times per year)
1.14 Consult monthly with Pyramid Model Consortium consultants regarding the cohort(s) to ensure implementation of the practice-based coaching model and training with fidelity.
1.15 Collaborate with project partners to promote an integrated coaching system, process and coaching content that supports iSocial implementation of the Pyramid Model Framework.
1.16 Collaborate with the SSIP Practice-based Coaching Coordinator to promote an integrated coaching system that supports iSocial implementation of the Pyramid Model Framework.
1.17 Participate in an Institution of Higher Education Task Force to promote the infusion of the evidence-based practices of the Pyramid Model into their curriculum on an as needed basis.
1.18 Provide Institutions of Higher Education with access to Pyramid Model trainings and resources to support their content knowledge.
1.19 Attend the National Training Institute on Effective Practices (NTI) Conference annually to acquire knowledge and skills that inform New Hampshire’s implementation of practice-based coaching and the Pyramid Model Framework.
1.20 Sponsor three (3) additional people annually to attend the NTI Conference, drawing from the active pool of coaches, trainers and higher education.
1.21 Develop an infrastructure for potential participants in iSocial to access validated administrators of Pyramid Model fidelity measures and practice-based coaches.
1.22 Support the Pyramid Model State Leadership Team with the development of a sustainable system for Pyramid Model professional development.

Minimum requirements:

- Knowledge of the Pyramid Model Framework including Pyramid Model practices, Positive Solutions for Families (PSF) and Parents Interacting With Infants and Young Children (PIWI).
- Knowledge of implementation science and connecting the Pyramid Model Framework to related evidence-based practices and strategies such as DEC recommended practices and trauma-informed care.
- Understanding and commitment to the Practice-based Coaching Model.
- Experience with implementing or supporting the Practice-based Coaching Model.
- Knowledge of effective practices in recruiting, engaging and managing personnel.
- Strong communication skills.
- Knowledge, understanding and ability to support use of technology for distance coaching.
- Knowledge of effective group facilitation practices.
- Knowledge of individual and group coaching competencies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184123

Number of Grants:

The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) expects to award one contract.

Term of Contract:

The Department expects to award a two year contract to the successful applicant with the option to renew for two additional years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are accepted from individuals or agencies/organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for receipt of inquires is 4:00pm, Friday, October 12, 2018.

The Department of Education (Department) will address inquiries received by the deadline, in writing. 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. In addition, any modifications to the specifications contained in this RFP shall be made only in writing by the Department immediately following the deadline for receipt of inquiries and no other changes will be entertained after that date. All questions and responses will be posted on the New Hampshire Department of Education website (

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: 4:00pm, Friday, November 9, 2018

Contact Information:

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

Proposals should be submitted to:
Barbara Dauphinais
New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Student Support
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Barbara Dauphinais

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #SPED-2018-8

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire