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iSocial: Pyramid Model Framework Infusion/I implementation in New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education Teacher Preparation Programs

Grants to New Hampshire IHEs to Increase the Capacity of
Faculty to Provide Early Childhood Education Instruction

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

Deadline Date:

11/30/18 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $30,000 to New Hampshire institutions of higher education to build the capacity of faculty to provide early childhood education instruction. Funding is intended to enhance the social and emotional outcomes of children ages 0-5, including children with disabilities.

The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals from New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to expand upon the needed knowledge, skills and experience of early childhood degree faculty members to teach coursework related to the implementation of evidence-based practices in the Pyramid Model Framework. The intent is for students to leave early childhood teacher preparation programs with the knowledge and skills to implement Pyramid Model practices to improve the social-emotional outcomes of young children ages birth to five years old including those with disabilities.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

1.1 Conducting an initial needs assessment (program review) of their teacher preparation coursework.
1.2 Developing an action plan for improving program curriculum that includes embedding Pyramid Model Framework and related evidence-based practices.
1.3 Implementing program improvements aligned with approved action plan.
1.4 Ensuring key faculty included in your proposal are available to participate in Pyramid Model trainings offered by the Department as appropriate, additional faculty are welcome.
1.5 Data collection and reporting on progress, including action plan implementation, syllabi changes, assignments created, challenges faced and other evidence of improvement.
1.6 Collaborating with other New Hampshire IHEs to promote expansion of the needed knowledge, skills and experience of early childhood degree faculty members to teach coursework related to the implementation of evidence-based practices in the Pyramid Model Framework.
1.7 Participating in the existing New Hampshire IHE Task Force to promote the infusion of evidence-based Pyramid Model Framework practices.
1.8 Attending quarterly IHE collaboration meetings coordinated by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
1.9 Providing written reports of activities on an as needed basis.
1.10 Participating in State level meetings such as:
1.10.1 iSocial State Leadership Team (monthly)
1.10.2 iSocial Evaluation Team (quarterly)
1.11 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.
1.12 Contribute resources to the project website.
1.13 Support the dissemination of project information by delivering sessions at state, regional and/or national events as appropriate.

Minimum requirements:

- Knowledge of the Pyramid Model Framework including Pyramid Model practices.
- 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.
- Knowledgeable and committed faculty/staff to engage in the work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184587

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Unless there is a change in the plan requirements and/or services to be delivered, the cost for each contract shall not exceed $16,000.00 year one and $14,000.00 year two for a total of $30,000.00 for the two (2) year contract period.

Term of Contract:

The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) expects to award two (2) two-year contracts, each with the option to renew for two additional fiscal years, upon Governor and Council approval, whichever is later.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants: Approved New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education granting degrees (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degrees) in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Care and Education for Young Children with Disabilities, Child Development and Education with a focus on Early Childhood.

Pre-Application Information:

An original and four (4) identical copies of a formal proposal shall be submitted by 4:00 pm, Friday, November 30, 2018.

The deadline for receipt of inquires is 4:00 pm, Friday, November 2, 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 (

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications by mail to:

Barbara Dauphinais
New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Student Support
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Fax: (603) 271-3791

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire