New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) - Bureau of Student Support
07/24/19 4:00 PM Receipt
Contracts for services to New Hampshire agencies and organizations for work-training programs for youth with disabilities. Funding is intended to develop or enhance programs that provide youth with disabilities with skills development, internships, and classroom training to enable them to gain and maintain employment.
The purpose of this RFP is to seek proposals from agencies/organizations interested in developing a new or enhancing and improving an existing Project SEARCH sites, consistent with the Project SEARCH school-to-work core model and guidelines, in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Student Support and Vocational Rehabilitation, by offering students and young adults with disabilities the tools and training they need to work within a field that aligns with their identified strengths, interests, and abilities. The program shall be broken down into three training areas including, skills development, on-site classroom instruction/training, and rotational internships. The selected sites will enable students and young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment.
Project SEARCH is a 9-12 month program that provides immersion in a large community business. The program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education and focuses on sector-based training which takes place entirely at the host business. The person-centered philosophy of Project SEARCH helps students build upon skills that will lead to a career, and allows them to graduate with measurable skill gains leading to employment. The Program focuses on serving students and young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities (acquired before age 22, such as intellectual disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, autism, etc.). The Sites provide consistent on-site staff including a certified teacher and work-site trainers.
For a list of services to be provided, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 185935
Up to 5 contracts
The cost for the contract shall not exceed $100,000 annually or $500,000 total for the one-year contract period.
Contracts are for one year, effective upon Governor and Council approval and through June 30, 2020. Based on the performance and identified ongoing need, the Department reserves the right to renew the contract for an additional three (3) years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to:
New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Student Support
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Fax: (603) 271-1099
USA: New Hampshire
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