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National Association of State Directors of Special Education Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines Technical Assistance Trainings in New Hampshire

Grant to a New Hampshire Agency, Organization, or Individual to Develop a Training Program for Service Providers of Students with Hearing Loss

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

02/15/19 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grant to a New Hampshire organization, agency, or individual to develop a statewide model to train, mentor, and coach providers of services to students with hearing impairments. Funding is intended to create a program to assist providers in implementing state educational service guidelines.

The purpose of this RFP is to provide targeted technical assistance regarding the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) revised Meeting the Needs of Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines by seeking proposals from individuals, agencies, or organizations (hereafter referred to as applicant(s)) to work in conjunction with the New Hampshire Department of Education (Department), Bureau of Student Support (Bureau) to build a statewide model using training, coaching and/or mentoring support to provide a statewide awareness series and support participating public and private providers of services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing (hereafter referred to as providers) in the implementation of the Third Edition of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) Optimizing Outcomes for Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines (hereafter referred to as The Deaf Educational Service Guidelines).

This statewide model will include trainings and coaching/mentoring opportunities to providers and families through technical assistance (TA) and professional development (PD) designed to assist providers with a self-assessment tool to evaluate current services and identify needed program and services improvements in order to support state-wide sustainability.

In order to be considered for funding, a proposal must include evidence of the following minimum requirements:

1.1 Demonstrate expertise and knowledge of The Deaf Education Guidelines. Hold National or State certification as Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.

1.2 Show evidence of the ability to work with representatives from State agencies, partner organizations, providers, OSEP funded TA Centers, and other stakeholders.

1.3 Provide examples of effective communication mode skills (oral and written).

1.4 Demonstrate expertise in facilitation and the provision of professional development, technical assistance, as well as coaching/mentoring supports based on adult learning methods and strategies.

1.5 Provide examples of a marketing plan that includes online modules, video shorts and social media that informs the public about specific practices and examples that highlight publicly the application of The Deaf Education Services Guidelines.

1.6 Provide examples of knowledge of evidenced-based practices, including, Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning aligned with the Deaf Education Services Guidelines.

1.7 Evidence knowledge of Federal and State student confidentiality regarding The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) and the NHRSA 193 –E:5 Unique Pupil Identification.

1.8 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 (including staff).

For a list of priorities, see the RFP: https://www.education.nh.gov/rfp/documents/rfp_1_deaf_hard_of_hearing_educational_guidelines.pdf#page=2

For details on services to be provided, see the RFP: https://www.education.nh.gov/rfp/documents/rfp_1_deaf_hard_of_hearing_educational_guidelines.pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185166

Number of Grants:

1

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 $200,000 annually or $400,000 total for the two (2) year contract period.

Based on the performance and identified ongoing need, the Department reserves the right to renew the contract for an additional two (2) years, not to exceed $200,000 or $400,000 for the additional two years.

Term of Contract:

The Department of Education (Department) expects to award a two (2) year contract effective July 1, 2019, or upon Governor and Council approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2021 to the successful applicant.

Based on the performance and identified ongoing need, the Department reserves the right to renew the contract for an additional two (2) years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals, agencies, and organizations may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for receipt of Inquiries is 4:00pm, Friday, January 18, 2019. The New Hampshire Department of Education (Department) will address written inquiries received by the deadline 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.

In addition, any modifications to the specifications contained in the RFP shall be made, 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 (https://www.education.nh.gov/).

An original and four (4) identical hard copies of a formal proposal must be received at the Department of Education no later than 4:00pm, Friday, February 15, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications 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 email or fax (include your fax number) to:

Barbara Dauphinais
Fax: 603-271-1099
Email: Barbara.Dauphinais@doe.nh.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

RPF #SPED-2019-1

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire