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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

County Offers Mini-Grants for Food Security Organizations; Applications Due September 3

County Offers Mini-Grants for Food Security Organizations

Applications Due September 3

Effective August 1, community organizations involved with food security issues can apply for mini-grants from the county that range from $2,000 to $10,000. Tax-exempt organizations applying for the mini-grants can use the funding to improve direct service or assistance to vulnerable populations.

The application deadline is Tuesday, September 3.

Information and the application form are available online. Questions can be directed to Diana Tato-Niktash at 240-777-3404 or by email to diana.tato-niktash@montgomerycountymd.gov.

# # # Media Contact: Mary Anderson, 240-777-6534

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.

Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity Updated

Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

Know Your Rights Information

Update: Immigration FAQs (as of 7/11/2019)
  • In order to help immigrant communities be prepared for any emergency situations that may arise, we have updated our Immigration FAQs to include Know Your Rights resources, information on how to prepare for possible ICE raids, where to get legal help, and more.  (English) (Spanish) 
  • If you are a victim of an immigration raid or know of a raid in the area, call CASA de Maryland‘s hotline at  301-431-4185. In case of an ICE raid or emergency, or if you want a trained group of volunteers to go with you to an ICE check-in or immigration court, call Sanctuary DMV’s ICE Emergency Hotline at  202-335-1183. If you know someone in ICE detention who needs information or assistance, call the CAIR Coalition at 202-331-3329.  See flyer for more information (Spanish)

    Family Preparedness Ready or not? Have a plan

  • 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

    Free farmer’s market “checks” for low-income seniors in Montgomery County

    Free farmer’s market “checks” worth $30 will be distributed by lottery to low-income seniors in Montgomery County on July 9 at 10:00 a.m. The checks are available to Montgomery County residents age 60 years and older whose income is less than $23,107 (family of one).

    The checks may be used at farmer’s markets in Montgomery County and participating markets in the District of Columbia until November 1, 2019.

    The lottery for the checks will be held at the following locations:

    • Elizabeth House, 1400 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring

  • • Bemjamin Gaither Senior Center, 80A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg
  • • Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton
  • • Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
  • • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville
  • • Waverly House, 4521 East West Highway, Bethesda
  • • White Oak Community Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
  • For more information, call 240-777-3810.

  • Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

    Know Your Rights Information and Immigration Legal Services in Montgomery County, MD and Vicinity

    Know Your Rights Information

    If you are a victim of an immigration raid or know of a raid in the area, call CASA de Maryland‘s hotline at  301-431-4185. In case of an ICE raid or emergency, or if you want a trained group of volunteers to go with you to an ICE check-in or immigration court, call Sanctuary DMV’s ICE Emergency Hotline at  202-335-1183. If you know someone in ICE detention who needs information or assistance, call the CAIR Coalition at 202-331-3329.  See flyer for more information (Spanish)

    Family Preparedness Ready or not? Have a plan

    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.
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