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PROVIDER ALERT Community Reinvestment Funds

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P.O. Box 30650, Albuquerque, NM 87190-0650
Community Reinvestment Funds
Request for Proposals
Systems of Care FY 2009
February 20, 2009
Dear Providers, Consumers and Stakeholders:
ValueOptions New Mexico is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for Fiscal
Year 2009 Community Reinvestment Funds. These FY09 Systems of Care Community
Reinvestment Funds are intended to increase the ability of community programs to maintain
or to expand a system of care approach to the behavioral health system emphasizing the
principles of recovery and resiliency and person and family centered services. The
reinvestment funds in this project are not intended to start up new services, only to maintain
or expand existing services.
ValueOptions New Mexico encourages all private non-profit agencies, public agencies,
ValueOptions New Mexico contracted providers, and others who are interested in accessing
Community Reinvestment Funds to submit proposals by the application deadline of March
20, 2009.
Funding will be available for eligible projects. VONM shall continue to require the following
general criteria for consideration of community reinvestment systems of care proposals.
• Demonstration of system of care development
• Demonstration of collaboration with service providers, consumers and family
• Detailed demonstration of how sustainability will be achieved Page 2

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Proposal Description:
The proposal should demonstrate as it relates to a system of care model, a plan to maintain,
expand or enhance community based services such as, but not limited to, at least one of the
o Diagnostic and assessment services
o Appropriate and enhanced response to crisis situations
o Medication management and medication monitoring
o Expanded Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS)
o Evidenced based practices or practice based evidence supported services such
as ACT, MST or FFT.
o Services for co-occurring disorders
o Psychological testing/assessment procedures and services
o Expanded and enhanced training and supervision for delivering services
within a system of care model.
Other considerations (all apply):
• Applicants should demonstrate experiences and abilities to work collaboratively with
a variety of stakeholder groups. Proposals must include a letter of support from the
appropriate Local Collaborative.
• A description of qualifications, experience and capacity to carry out the plan.
• A description of the fiscal condition of the applicant’s program including a statement
o Experience in successfully billing for services in a timely manner
o Cash reserves on hand
o Confirmation that the program’s financial records have been subject to an
independent audit in the last three years
o Line item budget and budget justification used to carry out the plan.
o An explanation if the proposed plan is to maintain existing services that are
threatened to close or to be reduced due to economic distress.
• Description of consumer and family involvement in the organizational structure of the
program, including such things as consumer or family membership on the board of
directors or the equivalent of a consumer advisory board in the program.
• Description of an internal quality management system within the organization and
any accreditation conferred by an external accreditation entity.
• Sustainability plan for the project.
• Description of the program’s history and experience in implementing such a plan.
• Statement of how the project will adhere to system-of-care values and principles
including recovery oriented system of care principles. Page 3

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• Project timeframe including the estimated time for using the money for maintaining
or expanding the program.
Application Format
The narrative part of the proposal should be no more than seven pages, single spaced with 12
point font and one inch margins, plus a cover sheet that includes:
1. Title of project
2. Location of project including town, county and appropriate Local Collaborative
3. Project lead, including name and contact information
4 Signatures of project lead.
• The letter of support from the Local Collaborative does not count as one of the seven
Source of Funding
New Mexico Human Services Department Medical Assistance Division
Instructions for Submitting Proposals
1. Proposals must be submitted to ValueOptions New Mexico by March 20, 2009.
Proposals should be delivered by mail, in person, or electronically to:
Thomas K. Sims, Ph.D.
ValueOptions New Mexico
P.O. Box 30650
Albuquerque, NM 87190-0650
2. Limit proposal to seven (7) pages, including budget and budget narrative.
3. Please note that proposals will not be scored it they:
• Exceed seven (7) pages
• Are incomplete at the time of submission
• Are received after 5:00 p.m. March 20, 2009 Page 4

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If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your ValueOptions New Mexico
Regional Director.
Region 1 Office
Region 2 Office
6580 East Main Street
2935 Rodeo Park Drive East
Farmington, NM 87402
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Scott Wallace, Region 1 Director
Patsy Romero, Region 2 Director
(505) 326-2804 - office
(505) 474-3189 - office
(505) 327-2472 – fax
(505) 474-3039 - fax
Region 3 Office
Region 4 Office
2440 Louisiana Blvd. NE
2335 North Main Street
Suite 700
Roswell, NM 88201
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Alys Wilmot, Region 4 Director
Tom Sims, Region 3 Director
(575) 623-1415 – office
(505) 345-9526 – office (575) 623-1485 – fax
(505) 346-9401 - fax
Region 5 Office
Region 6 – Native American Office
532 North Telshor – Suite A
2935 Rodeo Park Drive East
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Timothy Miller, Region 5 Director
Priscilla Caverly, Region 6 Director
(575) 521-2682 - office
(505) 474-3048 – office
(575) 532-1368 – fax
(505) 474-3039 – fax
The VONM Regional Director in your area will be happy to answer any questions and
provide you with additional information.
Thank you,
ValueOptions® New Mexico Provider Relations

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