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ECECD RFA FY2021-2 – Call For Providers (FIT Program)

Release Date:  March 24, 2021                                                                                                                    

Request for Applications (RFA):

Will be used to select organizations to receive a Provider Agreement (PA) for one fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 (Fiscal Year 2022) through June 30, 2022 (Fiscal Year 2022). Any PA’s awarded via this process are subject to available funding, contractor performance, and program priorities.

This RFA is being implemented in accordance with the Healthcare Exemption to the state procurement code, Section 13-1-98.1 (B) NMSA 1978. 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 within the following counties ONLY:

• Catron
• Colfax
• De Baca
• Eddy
• Grant
• Guadalupe
• Harding
• Hidalgo
• Lea
• Lincoln
• Los Alamos
• Luna
• McKinley
• Rio Arriba
• San Juan
• Sierra
• Socorro
• Taos
• Torrance
• Union.

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.


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 thereafter as possible. These dates are subject to change at the discretion of the relevant Agency Procurement office.


Action Responsible Party Due Date
Issuance of Application ECECD March 24, 2021
Deadline to submit Questions Applicant April 6, 2021, at 3 p.m. MDST
Response to Written Questions ECECD April 13, 2021
Submission of Application Applicant April 27, 2021, at 1 p.m. MDST
Application Evaluation ECECD April 28, 2021 – June 1, 2021
Preliminary Awards ECECD June 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021
Finalize Agreements ECECD July 1, 2021


Questions about this RFA shall be submitted via email to the RFA Administrator, Leah Davidson at: LeahC.Davidson@state.nm.us no later than the date indicated in the schedule above. Written responses to written questions will be posted on this webpage  the benefit of all applicants on the date indicated in the schedule above.


Submission are due on April 27, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Late submission will not be accepted. Only electronic submissions of applications will be accepted. Responses should be provided in PDF Format. Application submissions will be electronically dated and time-stamped.

Applications must be electronically submitted and emailed to the following email address:
ececd.rfa@state.nm.us. Enter in the Subject Line of the email: “<Applicant Name> – FIT PROGRAM CALL FOR PROVIDERS, RFA FY2021-2”