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Announcing Open Solicitation #2021-72: Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

 

Montgomery County Community Youth Support & Engagement Program Hubs

Issue Date: February 18th, 2021

Deadline to Submit Questions: February 26th, 2021

Closing Date: March 12 , 2021

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. (the Collaboration Council), is a quasi-public non-profit organization and the Local Management Board for Montgomery County, Maryland. Further information about the Collaboration Council can be found at it’s web site www.collaborationcouncil.org.

The County recognizes that youth from low-income families face significant challenges as a result of the economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation arising from the need to prevent the spread of the virus. Continued distance learning in public schools and limited opportunities to congregate safely with peers, due to COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures, have increased feelings of alienation and isolation among young people a

nd has impacted engagement of students in school. The purpose of this funding is to increase accessibility to quality youth programs, focused on the positive development of and the academic, social-emotional, and overall well-being of the County’s students. Montgomery County Collaboration Council has been designated by the County to provide these program services as a pilot targeting the communities in the following MCPS Cluster areas: Gaithersburg, Wheaton, Paint Branch (East County-Downcounty Consortium) and Watkins Mill in partnership with MCPS and through the engagement of the youth serving provider community in contractual publicprivate partnerships. 2

For complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest with Cover Page Click here

Finance Manager Position Available

Finance Manager Montgomery County Collaboration Council

Position Summary:
The Manager of Finance is responsible for providing timely financial information, managing assets and risks, and utilizing best practices in finance and accounting, internal controls, and operations to provide critical financial information to staff and management. The Manager of Finance promotes the mission of the Collaboration Council by supporting employees, managers, the Board of Directors and its committees in the furtherance of their financial responsibilities of managing, sustaining, promoting, and doing the work of the organization. The Manager of Finance is responsible for the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting of financial information in the organization’s ledger system. The ideal candidate must have experience with federal/state grants, audits, financial reporting, and budgeting within the non-profit sector.

For complete details and where to submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements click here

Announcing RE-ISSUE OPEN SOLICITATION #2019-68 Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Identifying Identifying Vendors for Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

Issue Date: January 12, 2021

Deadline for Submitting Questions: January 19, 2021

Closing Date: February 2,2021 4 p.m.

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. (the Collaboration Council), is a quasi-public non-profit organization and the Local Management Board for Montgomery County, Maryland. The Collaboration Council’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships. For information regarding the Montgomery County Collaboration, its initiatives and programs, visit our website at www.collaborationcouncil.org.

Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners

The Youth Development Community of Practice (YD CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, and recreation. The practitioners we serve are those professionals working in out of school time programs, with disconnected youth, with homeless youth and with court-involved youth in Montgomery County. This request for proposals seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver live or developed webinars or workshops to the YD CoP. The content and activities of each webinar must include principles and practices that supports/aligns with youth development philosophy, social emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. Facilitators are encouraged to submit webinar topics relevant to youth development practitioners, specifically webinars that increase practitioners understanding of: • Youth Development practices for Programming Equity and Inclusion • Best Practices to support youth experiencing homelessness and disconnection from supports and opportunities • Virtual Strategies and practices to build healthy relationships with youth program participants • Program Strategies that support youth coping with pandemic disruptions All approved webinars will be recorded and archived on Youthdevelopmentnow.org for future use by practitioners in Montgomery County. Qualified trainers may submit multiple proposals for separate topics, or submit a proposal for multiple session trainings.

CoP Open Solicitation Proposal Information

The Collaboration Council seeks proposals from organizations and qualified individuals with experience using adult learning principles to facilitate online webinars. CoP webinars are expected to be 60-90 minutes in length, facilitated using adult learning and engagement principles, and support the youth development philosophy. We will be accepting proposals for live facilitated webinars as well as permissions to share previously recorded webinars. Each proposed webinar must contain original content that the facilitator can document has been previously delivered by them, either in person or via webinar. The maximum compensation for each live facilitated webinar will be $450. In the proposal, each webinar must include:

1. An agenda with specific and clear objectives

  • 2. A minimum of 2 participant engagement opportunities
  • 3. Content with the most up to date research
  • 4. Be a minimum of 60 mins and no more than 90 minutes
  • 5. A poll for participant feedback and facilitator comments (Live Webinars Only)
  • 6. Youth development principles
  • 7. Adult learning and engagement principles
  • 8. Sharable materials for participants to take away as resources

    Full information and application here

  • La Iniciativa Deportiva Juvenil COVID-19 del Condado de Montgomery

    OS #2021-71 Descripción:

    SOLICITUD ABIERTA # 2021-71 PRIMERA ENMIENDA : Identificación de proveedores para la iniciativa deportiva juvenil COVID-19 del condado de Montgomery

    Fecha de reedición: 4 de diciembre de 2020

    Fecha límite para enviar preguntas: martes 8 de diciembre de 2020

    Fecha de cierre: lunes 14 de diciembre de 2020 5:00 P.M

    Para obtener detalles completos y cómo enviar su carta de interés con la portada revisada, haga clic aquí Para descargar la portada revisada, haga clic aquí  

    Announcing Open Solicitation #2021-71 Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Youth Sports Initiative

    Identifying Vendors for Montgomery County Youth Sports Initiative

      Issue Date: December 4,  2020

    Deadline to Submit Questions Date: December 8,  2020

    Closing Date:  Monday December 17, 2020

    The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. (the Collaboration Council), is a quasi-public non-profit organization and the Local Management Board for Montgomery County, Maryland. Further information about the Collaboration Council can be found at it’s web site www.collaborationcouncil.org.

    The County recognizes the need to provide youth sports in Montgomery County. Youth sports have significant social and wellness benefits to participants. In addition to promoting mental and physical health and activity, youth sports help develop confidence, keep youth engaged in productive activities, and help to teach team building and goal setting objectives.

    An extensive body of research shows that physical activity has numerous and significant health, cognitive and academic benefits for children and adolescents. Yet, only about a quarter of children in the United States did the recommended daily 60 minutes physical activity in 2016. Children who play sports are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines compared with their peers. However, survey data show that the percentage of children under age 12 who played team sports “regularly” has declined in recent years, from 42% in 2011 to 38% in 2018. Data also show wide disparities in youth sports participation by family income, gender, and race and ethnicity.

    The purpose of this funding is to increase the availability of youth sport services by supporting youth sports organizations through a grant process, to provide positive, structured activities for children who would otherwise lack access to these services that support their healthy development.

    For complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest with Cover Page   Click here to download the Cover Page

     

    Update: Montgomery County Launches $20 Million COVID Rent Relief Program: Now Accepting Requests for Second Phase of Rental Assistance

    Montgomery County officials today launched the second phase of the COVID Rent Relief Program to provide financial assistance to eligible residents.  Administered by the County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the program will accept applications on a rolling basis while funds remain available.

    The $20-million funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security or CARES act expands rental assistance and homelessness prevention to low-income households that have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The funding was introduced by County Executive Marc Elrich and approved by the County Council in July.

    More than $1 million in financial assistance was given to eligible households in the initial phase of the program. DHHS has continued to maintain an active waitlist and the process for requesting assistance has been streamlined since the first phase was introduced earlier this year.

    Eligible renters must certify that they have income under 60 percent of the average median income, which is $65,529 for a family of three; that they lost income due to COVID-19; that they are rent-burdened and behind on rent; and that they have been a resident of Montgomery County since February 2020. Households may have formal or informal lease arrangements.

    Approved households may receive up to $4,000 for rent arrears and a rent credit for future months, paid directly to the landlord when a formal lease agreement exists. Eligible households who have an informal rental arrangement will receive rental assistance based on their monthly rental costs up to $4,000. For households with informal rental arrangements that do not have a lease in their name, the grant may be provided directly to the tenant. All assistance is based on the availability of funds.

    For more information, including details about program requirements and an online application are on the County’s COVID-19 website. Households can complete the online application or contact 311 for additional assistance.  Renters facing an immediate loss of housing should also call 311 to discuss their situation with Montgomery County Housing Stabilization Services.

    Households that have already received a COVID Rent Relief Grant, a State Assisted Housing Relief Program grant (through their property), or those who are receiving a housing voucher are not eligible. The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is separate and different than the Rental Assistance Program operated by Housing Opportunities Commission, but households may apply to both.

    Applications will be prioritized based on areas of highest COVID-19 impact, with households outside of the initial “high impact” neighborhoods placed on a waitlist and contacted as capacity allows.

    DHHS has developed a Homeless Prevention Index to evaluate all neighborhoods in relation to COVID-19 impact, housing stress, and social determinants. Applications will be prioritized based on areas of highest COVID impact, with households outside of the initial “high impact” neighborhoods placed on a waitlist and contacted as capacity allows. This will enable to the program to ensure that an equity lenses is utilized, recognizing that communities of color have been significantly impacted by COVID, disproportionately experience homelessness, and are more likely to get evicted.

    Montgomery County Creates Guide on How to Access Sexual Assault Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Montgomery County’s Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) have produced a guide on how to access sexual assault forensic exams (also known as SAFEs or “rape kits”), services, and counseling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Sexual assault is a traumatic experience that can leave survivors concerned about what they should do next. The questions and fears that survivors have after an assault are often overwhelming and scary, and the additional stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic have created new barriers to getting help. Help for sexual assault survivors has continued, even in the face of stay at home orders.

    The guide provides survivors with information on what to expect during a forensic exam and how services have been redesigned to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. The informational guide is available here.  

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    View Montgomery County’s programs for abused adults and children, and what our organizations are doing to prevent violence in our community.

    COVID-19 Rental Assistance: Applications Open Tuesday, Aug. 18

    COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

     Application submissions for this program open Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:00 am.


    What is the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program?

    Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented financial hardship for many Montgomery County residents, the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance in the form of a rent subsidy payment.  This program seeks to fill the gaps for those who have lost income during COVID-19.

     

    Application submissions OPEN August 18, 2020 at 10:00 am and CLOSE August 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

     

    Application

    Access Online Application Portal HERE beginning August 18, 2020 ()

    Digital applications must be completed using the portal. Applications will not be accepted via email.

     

    Download PDF Version below 

    English

    Español

    All paper applications MUST be date and time-stamped and placed in the designated drop box at one of the following locations:

    1. 10400 Detrick Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895
    2. 231 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
    3. 101 Lakeforest Boulevard #200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
    4. 880 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

    Landlord Information

    As stated in the application and FAQs, every application must provide complete supporting documentation by the stated deadline, to include information from your landlord. To help you gather this information, you may use the form below. When placed in a sealed envelope, your full name (applicant) and “COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program – Landlord Documentation” must be visible on the outside of the envelope.
     

    Eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions

    Click below for eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions. 

    Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

    Preguntas frecuentes – COVID- 19 Programa de asistencia de alquiler 


    Questions
     

    If you have questions or require assistance, email CDBG_RAP@hocmc.org or reach out to our Call Center staff at help@hocmc.org or (240) 627-9400.

    Free Covid -19 testing

    Click on Montgomery County Maryland.Gov link to see the date, time and location to register for FREE COVID -19 testing. No doctor’s order or government ID is required. There are no co-pays or deductibles. On-line registration is preferred but it is NOT required. Walk-in appointments are allowed!

    https://montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/testing.html

    Montgomery County Health and Human Services entered into a contract agreement with Advagenix to conduct FREE COVID -19 testing. Click on the link below to register. Print your confirmation. I suggest you take a photo of your confirmation and take it with you on the day of the test. Issues with printing the confirmation has occurred.

    https://advagenix.com/covid19testing

    You can call Montgomery Testing Helpline at 240-777-1755 and request and appointment for FREE COVID -19 at a site nearest you. The Helpline hours are 8:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday through Saturday.

    Everyone is encouraged to get a test – even those who do not exhibit symptoms or have a particular reason to suspect exposure. See the State of Maryland Department of Health’s FAQ’s on Corona Virus testing

    Covid -19 Rental Assistance Program

    What is the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program?

    Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing an unprecedented financial hardship for many Montgomery County residents, the CAP is a program that provides financial assistance in the form of a rent subsidy payment.  This program seeks to fill the gaps for those who have lost income during COVID-19.

     

    Application submissions OPEN June 1, 2020 at 10:00 am and CLOSE June 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

    Application Access Online Application Portal HERE beginning June 1, 2020 Digital applications must be completed using the portal. Applications will not be accepted via email. Download PDF Version belowHERE English  Español All paper applications MUST be date and time-stamped and placed in the designated drop box at one of the following locations:
    1. 10400 Detrick Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895
    2. 231 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
    3. 101 Lakeforest Boulevard #200, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
    4. 880 Bonifant Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
    Eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions Click below for eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions.  Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program  Preguntas frecuentes – COVID- 19 Programa de asistencia de alquiler    Timeline May 26, 2020 Application and accompanying materials open for public viewing and download. June 1, 2020 Applications accepted – paper and online – beginning at 10:00 am.

    June 5, 2020 Applications and submission of accompanying documentation close. All applications and supporting documents – paper and online – must be received by 2:00 pm. Paper applications and document packages must be date and time-stamped using machines at HOC locations.

    June 10, 2020 Applications in the pool are reviewed after a randomized selection process. June 17-23, 2020 Selected applicants and their landlords are notified of awards. July 1, 2020 Landlords receive COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program checks via USPS.   Questions  If you have questions or require assistance, please call (240) 627-9606 or (240) 627-9680 or email .
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