RFA No. 2022-0009

Targeted Communities – Early Intervention Services

Release Date:  April 26, 2022

ELECTRONIC-ONLY PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Request for Applications:

This Request for Applications (RFA) will be used to select organizations to receive a Provider Agreement (PA) for fiscal years beginning July 1, 2022 (Fiscal Year 2023) through June 30, 2025 (Fiscal Year 2025). Any PA’s awarded via this process are subject to available funding, contractor performance, and program priorities. The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD), Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program, is seeking responses from agencies and organizations wishing to provide early intervention services in the State of New Mexico.

Funding Priorities:

Under this RFA, ECECD will only fund programs that provide services to the Targeted Communities listed above.

Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program services are provided to infants and toddlers, birth to age three, who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and their families. FIT Program services are provided to help promote the child’s development and parental capacity and are provided in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C and state rules for FIT Programs. There are five service categories: Child Find and Public Awareness; Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Evaluations; Family Service Coordination; Early Intervention; and Professional Development. All services provided to children and families must be provided in the family’s preferred language.

Eligible to Apply – Targeted Communities:

ECECD is seeking providers to provide services in the Targeted Counties as follows:

  • Union
  • Colfax
  • Harding
  • Socorro
  • Valencia
  • Cibola
  • San Juan

APPLICATION SEQUENCE OF EVENTS:

ECECD will make every effort to adhere to the following schedule. Any Provider Agreement(s) resulting from this RFA will be finalized with the most advantageous Offeror(s) as per the schedule below or as soon as possible thereafter.

These dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Agency Procurement office. Dates indicated in Application Evaluation, Preliminary Awards and Finalize Agreements are estimates only and may be subject to change without necessitating an amendment to the RFA.

Action Responsible Party Due Date
Issuance of Application ECECD April 26, 2022
Deadline to submit Questions Applicant May 2, 2022
Response to Written Questions ECECD May 5, 2022
Submission of Application Applicant May 17, 2022
Application Evaluation ECECD May 18, 2022
Preliminary Awards/Selection of Finalists ECECD June 2, 2022
Finalize Agreements ECECD July 1, 2022

Submission Due:

Organizations proposing to provide services in the Targeted Communities as part of the FIT Program Provider Network must submit a complete application for this RFA no later than 1:00 PM MDST/MST on the date as indicated in the sequence of events.

Only electronic submissions of applications will be accepted. Responses should be provided in PDF Format. Application submissions will be electronically dated, and time-stamped upon receipt by ECECD.

Applications must be electronically submitted and emailed to the following email address: ececd.rfa@state.nm.us  

Questions:

Questions about this RFA shall be submitted via email to the RFA Administrator, Mario Maes at: ececd.rfa@state.nm.us no later than the date indicated in the Sequence of Events. 

Written responses to written questions will be posted on the ECECD website at https://www.nmececd.org/ for the benefit of all applicants on the date as indicated in the sequence of events.

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