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Bid Title: Nuu-da’-ye’ xwii-na’lh-ni (Our Families Strong They Are) Home Visiting Program
Category: Administration
Status: Open



The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation (hereafter “TDN or “Nation”) seeks proposals from Qualified Consultants with experience working with/for tribal communities, to designing and conducting a Community Needs and Readiness Assessment to inform the design and implementation of a Tribal Home Visiting program.

The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation is a federally recognized tribal government whose reservation lands are located three miles south of the Oregon-California border along the Pacific coastline, in Smith River, CA. The Nation’s jurisdiction and service area encompasses 5 counties, across southern Oregon & northern California, a total of 9,608 square miles, an area the size of the state of Vermont.

It is a goal of Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Community & Family Wellness Department to develop and implement a comprehensive Home Visiting program specifically designed to build upon the inherent cultural strengths of Native American families in the TDN service area.

Leads the Community Needs and Readiness Assessment

  • Develops a plan for conducting a Community Needs and Readiness Assessment (CNRA) • Plans to use qualitative and quantitative data (mixed methods).

  • Involves and engages staff and community members.

  • Uses primary and secondary data sources.

  • Collaborates with team members to develop a secondary data analysis and primary data collection plan.

  • Develops necessary data collection tools and protocols for the CNRA.

  • Trains staff and other CNRA participants on data collection tools and protocols

  • Develops a plan for CNRA data storage and management.

  • Leads participatory analysis of CNRA data with community and program stakeholders.

  • Leads CNRA report writing and prepares dissemination products for internal, community, and federal audiences.

  • Assist the team lead/program manager/program coordinator/program director with completing the CNRA section of the Tribal MIECHV Implementation Plan Note: The CNRA takes place in Year 1 of the grant.

    Leads Federal Performance Measurement Reporting

  • Leads development of the Plan for Data Collection, Management, and Performance Measurement in the program’s Tribal MIECHV Implementation Plan.

  • Helps develop data collection forms and protocols

  • Helps train home visitors in data collection and entry strategies and protocols.

  • Helps monitor data collection and entry.

  • Performs regular data quality checks.

  • Analyzes data required for reporting Tribal MIECHV reports.

  • Assists with quarterly and annual data reporting.

  • Contributes to program data system decisions.

  • Works collaboratively with program staff to develop comprehensive program logic model and identifies quality assurance measures.

Continuous Quality Improvement

  • Supports home visiting team with the development of a CQI project plan

  • Assists with CQI data collection

  • Assists with data analysis for CQI

  • Supports program staff with the use of CQI data to make data-informed decisions and program improvements. Note: CQI Activities occur in years 3-5 of the grant

Publication Date/Time:
9/15/2023 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
9/30/2023 11:59 PM
Contact Person:
Teela James, Director
Community & Family Wellness Department (707) 487-9255 ext. 1139
Required Qualifications

Experience with federal data reporting

Skills conducting community needs and readiness assessments

Skills conducting mixed methods studies (including data collection, analysis, and report writing)

Experience partnering with indigenous clients in research and evaluation and an understanding of indigenous data sovereignty.

Experience with continuous quality improvement

Experience training staff on data collection and entry

Desired Qualifications

• Experience with Tribal MIECHV or other home visiting programs

Special Requirements:
The submission shall include, as a minimum, the following information:
• Summary of Qualifications – Explain your experience & how it meets the required/desired qualifications.
• Cost Proposal – Submit in writing, a bid for the total cost of services, detailed in hours and hourly rates.
• Indian Preference – As appropriate, include documentation that the Consultant is Native American.

Indian Preference
This Request for Proposal is open to all qualified, responsive bidders. Indian Preference will apply in the selection process in accordance with the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation’s Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO).

Responses are to be submitted to:
Teela James, Director
Community & Family Wellness Department (707) 487-9255 ext. 1139
Only electronically submitted proposals are accepted
Deadline for response submission is 5:00pm (PST), September 30, 2023.

A Review/Selection will be made by the ICWA Board.
The following items, as they relate to the Scope of Services Tasks described above, will be used by the Committee to assist in the ranking of the Consultants' proposal:
• Understanding of the Project
• Experience with Similar Types of Work
• Overall Cost
• Indian Preference

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