"LETTER OF INTEREST - PDF"
REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST FEDERAL FORMULA NATIVE AMERICAN PASS-THROUGH GRANTS FOR FY 2011 thru 2013 Division of Juvenile Justice IMPORTANT NOTICE: If responses to this Request for Letters of Interest (RFLOI) do not exceed the resources available for this project, the division will enter into direct negotiations for proposals with responsive applicant(s). If the response to this RFLOI indicates sufficient interest in providing these services, a competitive Request for Informal Grant Proposal (RFIGP) will be issued. Only those parties who are responsive to this RFLOI will be eligible to submit a proposal. This RFLOI may be withdrawn and any further solicitation for services cancelled at the discretion of the Division of Juvenile Justice. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION & GENERAL INFORMATION (A) Description of Services The State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is soliciting Letters of Interest for Federal Formula Native American Pass-Through Grants. The goal of this program is to provide restorative support services to youth at risk of becoming delinquent and for delinquent youth offenders in Alaska Native communities. In keeping with the mission and practice of DJJ, grant funds are targeted to activities across the juvenile justice service continuum. Funds will support restorative justice services for youth at risk of becoming delinquent, for delinquent youth offenders and/or their families. A broad continuum of community based delinquency intervention projects is needed across a wide range of services. These services may include, but are not limited to: alternatives to detention, sentencing circles, intensive supervision, family conferencing, mentoring, life skills development, and vocational training. All services must be compatible with the DJJ restorative justice mission given above. Duration of the Grant The duration of the grant will be for a one-year period beginning with FY11 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011). At the discretion of the Department of Health and Social Services, a project funded under the RFIGP may be considered for continued funding for two subsequent program years, FY12 (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012) and FY13 (July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013). NAPT RFLOI Page 1 FY2011-FY2013 Description of the Population to be Served The program’s target population is comprised of American Indian/Alaska Native youth under the age of 18 who are at risk of becoming delinquent, for delinquent youth offenders, and/or their families. Geographic Area in Which the Services Are to be Provided No specific geographic areas or communities have been designated to receive funding for providing services under this program. Recommendations will take into consideration an equitable geographic distribution of services. (B) Funding Grants under this program are entirely supported by a Formula Grant to the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Juvenile Justice, from the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Subject to the Department’s receipt of federal formula funding, a total of $30,000 may be available for award each fiscal year of the program’s three- year duration beginning in FY2011. Awards of up to $10,000 may be made each year to successful applicants, though proposals for lesser amounts are encouraged. There is no match requirement. (C) Eligibility (Who May Apply) Eligibility is restricted to those federally-recognized Alaska Native tribes, non-profit Alaska Native corporations and non-profit subsidiaries of Alaska Native non-profit corporations. Only those entities that have submitted a Letter of Interest and have been found to be responsive will be permitted to submit a full proposal for funding under this program. Applicable documentation of eligibility is required: see 7 AAC 78.030. However, a Waiver of Sovereign Immunity is not required from Alaskan Native entities until applicants are requested to submit a proposal. (D) Deadline for Submission and Contact Information The Request for Letter of Interest is available on the State of Alaska “Online Public Notice” site at http://notes.state.ak.us/pn/pubnotic.nsf/ or from the Contact person named below. To be eligible for consideration, Letters of Interest must be received at the following address no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. Mailed and faxed copies are acceptable. Following the receipt and the review of the Letters of Interest, eligible respondents will be contacted by the Grants Administrator listed below with a letter of invitation to submit a full proposal. DJJ staff will contact eligible respondents with information regarding Logic Model training. While logic models will be required with the full proposal, the training is not required. MAILING ADDRESS: PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Sandra Borbridge, Grants Administrator Sandra Borbridge, Grants Administrator Department of Health & Social Services Department of Health & Social Services Grants & Contracts Support Team Grants & Contracts Support Team PO Box 110650 State Office Building, Suite 760 Juneau, AK 99811-0650 333 Willoughby Avenue Juneau, Alaska NAPT RFLOI Page 2 FY2011-FY2013 PHONE: (907) 465- 8657 Note: US Post Office will not deliver FAX: (907) 465-8678 to the physical address listed above. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Relay Alaska provides assisted communication services from a TT phone at 1-800-770-8973 or from a voice phone at 1-800-770-8255. (E) Letter of Interest Response Form and Evaluation Criteria The attached form will serve as the applicant’s Letter of Interest. It includes the criteria that will be used to determine minimum responsiveness to the RFLOI and eligibility to receive any request for proposals issued. Attachment: Letter of Interest Response Form, Attachment A NAPT RFLOI Page 3 FY2011-FY2013 LETTER OF INTEREST RESPONSE FORM ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES Federal Formula Native American Pass-Through Division of Juvenile Justice This form serves as your Letter of Interest in response to this RFLOI as well as a review form to confirm eligibility. Please complete the unshaded areas and review the criteria that will be used to evaluate your response. Return this form, along with any additional documentation requested, to the Grants Administrator on or before the deadline stated in paragraph D of the RFLOI. 1. Applicant Organization and Address: 2. Key Contact Name / Phone, Fax & Email: 3. Check Applicant Alaska Native Alaska Native Subsidiary of Alaska Eligibility Type: Tribe Non-Profit Native Non-Profit 4. Eligibility documentation to be submitted per 7 AAC 78.030, based upon eligibility type above: a) Alaska Native Tribes 1. Evidence of federal recognition of tribal status b) Non-Profit Alaska Native Corporation/Association or Non-Profit Subsidiary 1. Certificate of incorporation establishing non-profit status OR 2. Evidence of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as granted by the Internal Revenue Service. I certify that all information offered on this form and any attachments is true and correct, and the tribe/agency will be bound by the provisions of the grant. _____________________________________ __________________ Signature Date _____________________________________ Title Responsiveness Evaluation (DHSS reviewers will complete shaded areas.) a. Letter of Interest was received by the grants administrator on or before the deadline. Yes/No b. Grants & Contracts has confirmed applicant eligibility. Yes/No c. Non-profit status of Alaska Native Corporation/Association documented by certificate of Yes/No incorporation or IRS recognition as 501(c)(3). Letter of Interest Attachment A, NAPT RFLOI