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Announcing Open Solicitation #2019-66 Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

Identifying Identifying Vendors for Excel Beyond the Bell Out-of-School-Time Programs

Issue Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Closing Date: : Monday, August 19, 2019, 2:00 PM

The Collaboration Council leads Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), the County’s initiative to create a local out-of-school time (OST) system that will increase the number of quality programs promoting positive youth development, especially in our most vulnerable communities, that will inspire children and youth to achieve their full potential (see www.excelbeyondthebell.org for more information).

Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School Program

As part of this initiative, a three-year out-of-school time pilot was created in partnership with the Montgomery County Recreation Department (MCRD) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). In its first year, EBB programs were located at Argyle Middle School in Wheaton, Roberto Clemente in Germantown, and A. Marion Loiederman in Silver Spring. EBB school sites have expanded to include Francis Scott Key in Silver Spring, Forest Oak in Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village in Montgomery Village, Neelsville in Germantown, and Col. E. Brooke Lee in Silver Spring.

The Collaboration Council seeks Letters of Interest from organizations and qualified individuals to serve as a pre-approved pool of potential out-of-school time vendors to serve middle school students at a particular school or schools within the Excel Beyond the Bell Middle School out-of-school time system. Vendors are strongly encouraged to consider operating at more than one location.

Click here for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest

Community Advocacy Institute Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 – 2020 Institute!!

Are you interested in learning how to be an advocate for your community?

Apply today to the Community Action Board’s Community Advocacy Institute!

The CAI includes FREE workshops featuring guest speakers, activities to practice your advocacy skills, and networking opportunities.

To qualify for this program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $55,000 or less.

Applications are due August 16.

  Apply online

Manager of CWIN Recruitment

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks a Manager of CWIN

Position Description

The Manager of CWIN (Children with Intensive Needs) supports the continuum of care which introduces and recommends effective services and supports for children and adolescents with behavioral and health disorders and their families with increased availability focused to the Spanish-speaking communities. Though the Collaboration Council does not provide direct services, the Manager of CWIN is responsible for utilizing a coordinated network of available resources that will integrate care planning and management across multiple levels and which are culturally and linguistically competent and build meaningful partnerships with families and youth at service delivery, management and policy levels. For complete details and how to submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume click here.

Position open until filled.

Notice of Re-Issuance for Request for Proposal: Evening Reporting Center for Juvenile Justice System Engaged Youth (Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020)

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks one qualified vendor to provide Evening Reporting Center (ERC) services for youth ages 14-17 assigned by the juvenile court as an alternative to secure detention. The ERC will be a structured learning environment focusing on education, positive skill building and treatment. The ERC is a highly accountable service directing youth towards compliance with court/probation requirements. It is intended to prevent future involvement in the juvenile justice system and/or out-of-home placement. The setting is one where youth receive personal attention to manage behaviors and learn life skills. Funding is provided for operational expenses for nine months beginning October 1, 2019. .

The full Notice of Issuance can be accessed here.

Final Deadline for Written Questions: July 15, 2019
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 29, 2019, 4:30 pm.

Fax completed form to 301-610-0148 or email to info@collaborationcouncil.org. Interested applicants can also come to the Collaboration Council’s office at 1801 Research Blvd., Suite 103, Rockville, MD 20850 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm weekdays to obtain the RFP

Announcing OS #2019-65 – Community Needs Assessment

Local Management Board 2019 Community Needs Assessment Scope of Work : Open Solicitation #2019-65

Issue Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families (Collaboration Council) and the Children’s Opportunity Fund (COF) are working in partnership to develop a Community Needs Assessment that will be beneficial for both parties. The goal of the Community Needs Assessment (CNA) is to establish a set of priorities for Montgomery County that will drive the focus of work for both the COF and the Collaboration Council.

For complete details and where to send your letter of interest please click here: OS #2019-65

Senatorial Scholarship’s available for Maryland students. April 30th Deadline

Senatorial Scholarship

Who may apply: Current high school seniors and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply.

How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If your State senator makes his/her own awards, you must call or write to your legislator for further instructions. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) can provide a list of all State legislators.

**Scholarships maybe available through your state delegation for your district. They are NOT available through your federal delegation (i.e. U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen).**

When to apply: Complete and file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov by March 1. Contact your State senator in February for further instructions.

Eligible majors: All majors are eligible.


​​*Program Update*

Scholarship can be used at out-of-state institutions if the applicant is on active duty with the U.S Military and domiciled in the State.

https://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/FinancialAid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_senatorial.aspxF

For application and more information, call (240) 777-8500

APRIL 30TH DEADLINE FOR CARR SCHOLARSHIPS   If you live in the 18th Legislative District and will be attending a Maryland College or University* next fall or spring, I may be able to award you a legislative scholarship. A short application is required and you must have already completed your FAFSA. To begin the process, send an email to alfred.carr@house.state.md.us and include your home address so we can confirm you reside in D18 and send you an application.   Questions? Call my office at 301 858-3638   *Students attending out-of-state institutions can receive scholarship funds only if they have been certified as studying a “unique major” that is not offered at any Maryland institution.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is On Saturday, April 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m

Saturday, April 27th from 10am – 2pm is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and encourages communities to safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription opioids to prevent misuse, overdose and overdose fatalities. There are several locations in Montgomery County, such a police departments and pharmacies, that are serving as collection sites during this event. For list of collection sites near you, please see the attached flyer or visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/?src=deatakeback.com Here are a few reminders on how to properly dispose of prescription opioids:
  1. Participate in local take back programs. There are several pharmacies and police departments that are registered as permanent location sites for the “take back” program. They will take back your prescription opioids with no questions asked. Remember, the goal is to prevent the diversion of prescription opioids so they are willing and ready to accept your returns.
  1. Do NOT flush prescription opioids. Sewage treatment systems cannot remove all the medications from the water released into lakes, rivers or oceans. Please protect the habitats of Nemo, Dory and their fishy friends, and let’s not make opioid infused water a trend! Bottled water and home filtration systems don’t necessarily avoid exposure.

Notice of Issuance for Request for Proposal: Evening Reporting Center for Juvenile Justice System Engaged Youth (Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020)

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks a qualified vendor to provide Evening Reporting Center (ERC) Services for youth ages 14-17 assigned by the juvenile court as an alternative to secure detention. The ERC will be a structured learning environment focusing on education, positive skill building and treatment. The ERC is a highly accountable service directing youth towards compliance with court/probation requirements. It is intended to prevent future involvement in the juvenile justice system and/or out-of-home placement. The setting is one where youth receive personal attention to manage behaviors and learn life skills.
Funding is provided for operational expenses for one year beginning July 1, 2019.

The full Notice of Issuance can be accessed here.

Final Deadline for Written Questions: April 24, 2019
Deadline for Submission of Proposals: May 3, 2019, 4:00 pm.

Montgomery County Commission for Women’s 2019 Girl Power Contest

Montgomery County Commission for Women’s 2019 Girl Power Contest

This year the Montgomery County Commission for Women’s 2019 Girl Power Contest is faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive. The 2019 theme is “If you had a superpower, how would you use that power to help girls and women?”

All residents are welcome to participate in the contest hosted in recognition of Women’s History Month. 

Submissions may be a short story, poem, drawing, or anything else. The more creative, the better. Entries will be accepted through midnight on March 30. Winners will be announced by April 30. 

Visit the Montgomery County Commission for Women’s website for more information. 

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