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Building Capacity to Implement iSocial

Grants to New Hampshire Agencies and Organizations to Develop
a Coaching-Based Social-Emotional Support System for Young Children

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

01/11/19 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants New Hampshire agencies and organizations to plan, develop, and implement a support system to improve the social and emotional development of young children in early childcare settings. Funding is intended to develop a team of process coaches, engage family participation, and implement the iSocial leadership team program in local communities.

Purpose:

The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals from an agency or organization that will support New Hampshire’s local iSocial* leadership teams to engage in action planning, data collection and use, and implementation of the Pyramid Model. The Pyramid Model framework uses implementation science to promote evidence-based practices that build on the natural curiosity of the child and promote social and emotional development of young children. The successful applicant will develop a Master Cadre of highly skilled Process Coaches, build local capacity for process coaching, and embed family engagement strategies such as Positive Solutions for Families within the selected communities/sites.

*iSocial is a system of supports to improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children in early childhood settings designed to help implement the Pyramid Model Framework through professional development, collaboration and infrastructure development and data-informed, team-based decision-making. iSocial originated through the NHDOE’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) and is expanding into community settings with the support of a State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184903

Estimated Size of Grant:

Unless there is a change in the plan requirements and/or services to be delivered, the cost of the contract shall not exceed $217,000 annually.

Term of Contract:

The New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) expects to award a one year contract with the option to renew for an additional year, upon Governor and Council approval, whichever is later, to the successful applicant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

New Hampshire agencies and organizations may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: 4:00 pm, Friday, January 11, 2019

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.

For more information on iSocial, process coaches and family engagement, go to:
https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/special_ed/isocial/index.htm

Contact Information:

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

Mail proposals to:

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

All questions about this Request for Proposals (RFP) should be submitted in writing by e-mail or fax (include your fax number) to Barbara Dauphinais:

Fax: (603) 271-1099
E-mail: Barbara.Dauphinais@doe.nh.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #SPED-2018-13

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire