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Contracts for Services to New Jersey Nonprofits, For-Profits, and IHEs to Provide Services to Public School Students

New Jersey Statewide Student Support Services (NJ4S)


GrantWatch ID# 206788
Agency: State

Funding Source
New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) - Division of Family and Community Partnerships
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Jersey

Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/13/22
Deadline: 02/01/23 12:00 PM

Grant Description
Contracts for services to New Jersey nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations, and IHEs to provide services to public school students and their parents or caregivers. Applicants must submit the required forms prior to applying. Funding is intended to support the development of NJ4S Hubs.

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Division of Family and Community Partnerships, announces its intent to award contracts for NJ4S Hubs to improve reach, productivity, and delivery of prevention, screening, brief clinical intervention, and referral to treatment services to New Jersey’s public-school students and their parents/caregivers, as needed. Each of the regional Hubs shall be staffed by prevention consultants and licensed clinicians, will receive requests for an array of prevention and early intervention services from the school districts assigned to the Hub. The “Hub,” which may be a physical or virtual center of expertise, shall deploy staff to schools and community sites (spokes) to deliver an array of services virtually and/or in person. Students and parents/caregivers do not receive services at a Hub office. Instead, they receive services from a Hub delivered in schools and, with guidance from a Hub Advisory Group in other youth-friendly spaces in the community. Hubs shall also serve as connectors of other community programs and services for students and their parents/caregivers.

The primary goals of NJ4S Network are to: 

  • Create a statewide network of equitable supports for students and their families offered to all New Jersey school districts.
  • Recognize the whole family –in addition to the individual student – as the focus of support and to increase academic achievement.
  • Provide a standard set of supports and services, with local adaptations, that leverage the best approaches the field has to offer, so that no matter where a New Jersey student lives, they can be assured of accessing a core set of high-quality services and programming.
  • Involve communities in design and implementation and integrate programming within the communities.
  • Intentionally integrate with existing statewide and community-based services and supports for school aged youth, to maximize public funding and avoid duplication of services.

For eligible uses of grant funds, see https://www.nj.gov/dcf/providers/notices/requests/RFP-New-Jersey-Statewide-Student-Support-Services-NJ4S.pdf#page=4.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Respondent Eligibility Requirements:
• Respondents must be in good standing with all State and Federal agencies with which they have an existing grant or contractual relationship and in compliance with all terms and conditions of those grants and contracts.
• Respondents must be fiscally viable and be able to comply with the contracting rules and regulations set forth in the DCF Contract Policy and Information Manual (N.J.A.C. 10:3).
• Where required, all respondents must hold current State licenses.
• Respondents that are not governmental entities must have a governing body that provides oversight, as is legally required in accordance with how the entity was formed, such as a board of trustees, non-profit, for profit, limited liability company.
• Respondents must have the capability to uphold all administrative and operating standards as outlined in this document.
• Respondents must be business entities that are duly registered to conduct business within the State of New Jersey, for profit or non-profit corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, etc. or institutions of higher education located within the State of New Jersey.
• Respondents awarded a contract must demonstrate the ability to conform with and provide services under protocols, including documentation and timeframes, established by the DCF Division of Family and Community Partnerships.
• Respondents awarded a contract must have a demonstrated track record of collaborating with local partners of various sectors. Additionally, respondents must submit with their proposal signed memorandum of agreements with agencies committed to partnering.

Ineligible
School districts, municipalities, counties, and other government entities are not eligible to apply.

Respondents must not be suspended, terminated, or barred for deficiencies in performance of any award, and if applicable, all past issues must be resolved as demonstrated by written documentation.

DCF will not accept, receive, or consider a response from any organization under a corrective action plan in process with DCF, or any other New Jersey State agency or authority.

Grant Funds May Not Be Used To:
• Construct a new facility
• Purchase vehicles
• Renovate and/or purchase a modular unit
• Supplant or duplicate any currently existing services or programs; and/or
• Pay for costs associated with the planning or preparation of a proposal submitted in response to this RFP.

Pre-Proposal Conference
There will be a non-mandatory Virtual Respondent’s Conference on December 13, 2022, at 2:00 PM.

The link for the conference is: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1600747377

Pre-Application Information
- Publication Date: November 18, 2022
- Technical inquiries about forms, documents, and format may be requested at any time prior to the response deadline, but questions about the content of the response must be requested by 12:00 P.M. on December 6, 2022
- To submit online, respondent must complete an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) form. Registered AOR forms must be received not less than five (5) business days prior to the date the response is due. Upon receipt of the completed AOR, DCF will grant the Respondent permission to proceed and provide instructions for the submission of the response. DCF recommends not waiting until the due date to submit your response in case there are technical difficulties during your submission.
- Response Deadline: February 1, 2023, by 12:00 PM

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$13,250,000

Number of Grants
Up to 15 contracts

Term of Contract
The intended funding period for the contract is for the contract term of April 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

Contact Information
Send AOR forms and questions to DCF.ASKRFP@dcf.nj.gov.

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