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Independent Living, Part B

Grants to New Hampshire Community and Faith-Based Organizations
to Provide Independent Living Services for Individuals with Disabilities

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New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) - Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

Deadline Date:

05/24/19 4:00 PM


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Grants to New Hampshire faith-based and community nonprofit organizations to provide independent living services for individuals with significant disabilities. Proposals must present a comprehensive plan for providing allowable and core independent living services to persons with a disability and the community served by the organization as it relates to the implementation of the program’s standards.

The purpose of the Independent Living (IL) program is to promote a philosophy of independent living, including a philosophy of client control (defined as vesting the power or authority of the organization in individuals with disabilities, including individuals who are or have been recipients of IL services), peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society.

Vocational Rehabilitation is requesting proposals for Independent Living, Part B program services to provide core services in alignment with 45 CFR 1329. Service to provide includes:

1. Information and referral services;
2. Independent Living Skills Training;
3. Peer counseling, including cross-disability peer counseling;
4. Individual and systems advocacy;
5. Services that;
a. Facilitates the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services;
b. Provide assistance to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering an institution so that the individuals may remain in the community;
c. Facilitate the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities, who were eligible for individual education plans.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185769

Estimated Size of Grant:

In recent years the agency has received approximately $305,000 for these services per year.

Term of Contract:

The contracts developed will be for the upcoming two fiscal years (10/1/19-9/30/20 and 10/1/20- 9/30/21) pending funding from the Administration on Community Living.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community not-for-profit or faith-based organizations meeting the requirements for the provision of independent living services to persons with significant disabilities may apply.

Pre-Application Information:


- RFP Released to Proposers (Advertisement) 4/10/19
- Site Visit(s), if needed n/a
- Proposer Inquiry Period Ends 4/17/19 4:00 PM
- Final Agency Responses to Proposer Inquiries 4/19/19 4:00 PM
- Proposers Submit Proposals 5/24/19 4:00 PM
- Estimated Notification of Selection of Vendor 5/31/19
- Contract Negotiations June 2019
- Governor and Council Approval July/August 2019
- Contract Begins 10/1/19

Proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be received by the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, no later than the time and date specified in the Schedule section herein.

Contact Information:

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

Proposals must be addressed to:

State of New Hampshire
Department of Education
c/o Lisa Hinson-Hatz, VR Director

Proposals must be clearly marked as follows:

Independent Living, Part B

All inquiries concerning this RFP, including but not limited to, requests for clarifications, questions, and any changes to the RFP, shall be submitted via email to the following RFP designated Points of Contact: Lisa Hinson-Hatz,; CC: Louise Belanger,

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP 2019-VR#3

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire