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Organization to Assist School Staff Who Serve Students with Disabilities

New Hampshire Deaf Education Scholar

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

Deadline Date:

11/30/21 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Contract for services for up to $35,000 per year to a New Hampshire individual, agency, or organization with experience in special education to offer resources and technical assistance to school staff who provide services to students with hearing impairments. Funding is intended to help school personnel meet the unique needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families.

The New Hampshire State Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Support is seeking proposals from individuals, agencies, or organizations to provide a multitude of high-quality professional learning activities to promote inclusionary learning for students with disabilities to meaningfully participate in the regular education environment. Professional development activities and experiences must be aimed to enhance the education for students with disabilities within the general curriculum using researched evidenced-based instructional practices and strategies, combined with the utilization of Individual Education Programs to increase academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for improved performance in reading, writing, and mathematics. 

Proposed Scope of Work

Priority 1: Support the NH Department of Education (NHDOE), Bureau of Special Education Support regarding the unique needs of students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide information to families and schools. 

Priority 2: Coordinate with the NHDOE, Bureau of Special Education Support to build and coordinate the New Hampshire Deaf Education Service Guidelines, a virtual platform offering professional learning content and eLearning opportunities to families and educators related to deafness and hard of hearing, serving students from birth through graduation that incorporates information and trainings from national organizations.

Priority 3: Design and coordinate the New Hampshire Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community of Practice, through information resources and facilitate the continued sharing of information through the existing community of practice, while expanding the reach to all New Hampshire citizens via a multimedia campaign. 

Priority 4: Design and coordinate the New Hampshire Educational Sign language Interpreter Recruitment, Assessment and training program.

Priority 5: Design and coordinate the New Hampshire Deaf Education Learning Modules that are accessible on the NHDOE website to prepare educators who want to develop critical knowledge and skills in the area of special education, in educating deaf and hard of hearing students, to promote general, bilingual, special and deaf education pedagogy.

Priority 6: Partner with the New Hampshire Parent Information Center and New Hampshire Hands & Voices to develop and conduct five (5) regional meetings about the New Hampshire Deaf Education Family Training Modules, to promote personalized learning and literacy for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Priority 7: Coordinate with the New Hampshire Department of Education to host virtual and live events, newsletters and social media opportunities that highlights products for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Priority 8: Submit an annual report to the NHDOE, Bureau of Special Education Support that demonstrates the effectiveness of the project in achieving the Purposes and Priorities of this RFP through 1.0 Minimum Requirements and 2.0 Services to be provided including project evaluation, reporting and grant management.

For more details on these priority areas, see: https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/sonh/rfp-sped-2021-01-deaf-ed-scholar-amended.pdf#page=3

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186292

Number of Grants:

One contract will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Unless there is a change in the plan requirements and/or Scope of Work, the cost for the contract shall not exceed the amount of $35,000 annually or $70,000 for the two-year period.

Term of Contract:

The Department expects to award a two-year contract, upon Governor & Council approval, to the successful proposer. The Department reserves the right to renew the contract for an additional two (2) fiscal years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The New Hampshire State Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Support is seeking proposals from individuals, agencies, or organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Receipt of Proposals is 4:00 pm, Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

Proposer Inquiry Period Ends: 11/19/2021, 3:00 pm

Proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be received by the State Department of Education no later than the time and date specified above.

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. Inquiries must be received by the Agency’s RFP Points of Contact no later than the conclusion of the Proposer Inquiry Period. Inquiries received later than the conclusion of the Proposer Inquiry Period shall not be considered properly submitted and may not be considered.

Contact Information:

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

Proposals may be submitted by U.S. Mail, Delivery Service, or In Person. Proposals must be addressed to:

State of New Hampshire Department of Education
Bureau of Special Education Support
Mary Ellen Hamilton
21 South Fruit Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301

All inquiries concerning this RFP shall be submitted via email to the following RFP designated Points of Contact:
To: Mary.T.Lane@doe.nh.gov
Cc: MaryEllen.Hamilton@doe.nh.gov

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #SPED-2021-01

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire

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