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New Hampshire Deaf Education Scholar

Contract for Services to a New Hampshire Individual to Assist
School Staff Who Serve Students with Hearing Impairments

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

Deadline Date:

07/26/19 4:00 PM


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Contract for services for $25,000 per year to a New Hampshire individual 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.

In order to be considered for funding, the applicant’s proposal must address the following priorities:

- Priority 1: Support the Bureau of Student Support regarding the unique needs to students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing to provide information to families and schools.

- Priority 2: 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 3: Design and provide technical assistance to districts and families providing ongoing face-to-face virtual coaching to teachers and families regarding specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

- Priority 4: Support the Department to develop statewide awareness of the variability and barriers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing in relationship to the New Hampshire Building Innovation Learning Ecosystems.

- Priority 5: Demonstrate 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.

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For a list of services to be provided, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186292

Number of Grants:

One contract will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The anticipated cost for the contract is in the amount of $65.00 per hour, to include in-state travel time for a total of $25,000 for each fiscal year; unless there is a change in the plan requirements and/or services to be delivered, the cost for the contract shall not exceed $25,000 annually or $50,000 for the two (2) year contract.

Term of Contract:

The Department expects to award a two (2) year contract effective upon Governor & Council approval, through June 30, 2021, to the successful applicant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 National Association of State Directors (NASDSE), 2018 Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Educational Services Guidelines; Hold National or State certification as Teacher of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.
1.2 Extensive working knowledge of the unique needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
1.3 Extensive working knowledge of the special education process; deaf services; assistive technology; language proficiency; hearing status, and universal communication access model including communication modes, and access accommodations.
1.4 Expertise and working knowledge regarding the impact of compromised hearing ability, minimal, mild unilateral or single sided deafness conditions that can have the same consequences as more significant hearing loss and deafness.
1.5 Expertise or working knowledge in the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Personalized Learning; Competency Based Education, and the NH Building Innovation Learning Ecosystems for all students including students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
1.6 Expertise and knowledge of how to be a member of a multidisciplinary team for students with complex needs.
1.7 Expertise of working knowledge of assessment with regards to students who are deaf and impaired.
1.8 The ability to work independently within established timelines and demonstrate effective organizational skills.
1.9 Effective communication skills (oral and written);
1.10 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.
1.11 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).
1.12 At least five (5) years’ experience in public and/or private school special education or a related field.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, July 26, 2019.

The deadline for receipt of inquiries is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 28, 2019. The 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.

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

Phone: 603-271-3791
Fax: (603) 271-1099

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP #SPED-2019-9

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire