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RFPs, RFIs, RFAs 2022-09-07T09:01:41-06:00

Request for Proposal, Request for Information, Request for Application

2023 Professional Learning Provider Programs Supporting Instructional Materials (RFA)The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is committed to ensuring high-quality professional learning to support implementation of high-quality instructional materials. NMPED is interested in updating the list of professional learning providers that will be a resource for local education agencies (LEAs) seeking third-party partners to support their professional learning needs specifically connected to their selected instructional materials. Applicants will be vetted for their alignment with different aspects of New Mexico’s current academic landscape including New Mexico Content Standards and support of the use of high-quality instructional materials. Applications are being accepted and evaluated for PL provider programs that support LEAs in their implementation of high-quality core instructional materials for grades K-12 Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Arts Education, English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development, World Languages; and high-quality supplementary instructional materials for grades 7-12 Career and Technical Education and grades K-2 Structured Literacy.

November 1, 2022 by 5:00 pm


[If seeking to submit more than five (5) programs, request permission by September 30, 2022 (see Application).]

New Mexico Outdoor Learning Start-Up Grant-Requests for ApplicationThis RFA is designed to promote innovation in the critical area of outdoor learning by expanding access to outdoor learning and environmental education programs for New Mexico students. Competitive grants are available to New Mexico PreK–12 public school districts or state-chartered charter schools, a group of public schools (consortium of schools), regional educational cooperatives, and single public schools in partnership with a community outdoor learning or environmental organization, to operate, expand, and sustain outdoor learning programs to:

  1. Support outdoor learning and/or environmental education professional learning that integrates instruction in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, literacy, social studies, or humanities.
  2. Develop a plan to create a new outdoor learning program, including training and supporting public school teachers on outdoor learning protocols and best practices, and developing an outdoor learning space/outdoor classroom on school grounds.
4:00 pm July 27, 2022
Teacher Residency Recruitment for Proposals (RFP)The purpose of the Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations for the procurement of recruitment supports to strengthen the teacher pipeline and retention of highly qualified educators in the State of New Mexico (hereto referred to as the “Provider”). Specifically, the Provider will design and deliver recruitment strategies to equip New Mexico’s institutions of higher education (IHEs) with candidates for teacher preparation programs. This work will be accomplished with ongoing relationships and support between Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs).

July 15, 2022 by 5:00 pm
Innovation Zone Initiative SY2022-23

On June 1, 2022, the College & Career Readiness Bureau will be holding an open forum to discuss and answer questions on the Innovation Zone Initiative. The meeting will take place vis Zoom from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm MDT (Zoom meeting details below)

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is currently requesting proposals for designation and funding as a New Mexico Innovation Zone.

The New Mexico Public Education Department seeks to support tribal nations, communities, districts, and schools by reimagining high schools as places that prepare students to feel successful, secure in who they are, and ready for whatever path they choose. The PED challenges districts and schools to become beacons for system-wide transformation by integrating a multifaceted set of actions. At the heart of this transformation is a shared community vision for education. Successful Innovation Zone applications will address seven core elements and explain how funding will support a significant transformation of the high school experience within that community.

Eligibility to apply includes public school districts, district charter schools, state-directed charter schools, Regional Education Cooperatives (RECs), and educational consortia whose membership includes Local Educational Agencies.

To learn more about this initiative and to prepare for this RfA, please download the document(s) bulleted above.

Date & Time: June 1, 2022 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm MDT
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Meeting ID: 837 9445 1617
Passcode: 330151

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Kevin O’Shea at 505-629-7705 or email:

June 15, 2022, then semi-monthly thereafter until all funds are committed. APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Tribal and Rural Community Based Extended Learning ProgramsMay 26, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.
College & Career Readiness Bureau Request for ApplicationsMay 20. 2022 (Closed)
New Mexico National Board Scholarship ApplicationJune 10, 2022, by 11:59:59 p.m.
New Mexico Paid Student Teaching FundApril 29, 2022, by 11:59:59 p.m.
New Mexico Indigenous Language Revitalization InitiativeMay 9, 2022, by 4:00 p.m
Recruiting and Retaining High Quality Teachers and Administrators for Native American CommunitiesMay 9, 2022, by 4:00 p.m
Indigenous Education Initiative (IEI)May 9, 2022, by 4:00 p.m
Indian Education ActMay 6, 2022, by 4:00 p.m
Indigenous Education Initiative Continuous from FY20-22May 6, 2022, by 4:00 p.m
Focus on AlgebraThe Focus on Algebra professional learning series will engage Grades 6–9 math educators, including administrators and instructional coaches, to develop effective pedagogy and instructional practices emphasizing algebraic thinking and algebra concepts. The series will leverage the NM Instructional Scope for Mathematics-2.0 (NMIS-M) to prioritize content and standards for algebra in Grades 6–9 and develop formative assessment practices through the lens of culturally and linguistically responsive instruction (CLRI).

Midnight on June 6, 2022
Special Education IEP FacilitatorsApril 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM MDT
Special Education Mediators (IDEA)April 23, 2022 at 5:00 PM MDT
Teacher ResidencyApril 18, 2022 at 11:59 PM MDT
Fine Arts Education Act (FAEA) ApplicationJune 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM MDT
CTE Program Professional Learning & Related MaterialsApril 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM MDT
Instructional Materials Adoption of K-12 Social Studies and Arts Education Request for ApplicationsMarch 21, 2022
Summer Enrichment Internship Program 2022March 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM MDT
Science Professional Learning Supports Request for ApplicationsThe Storyline Professional Learning Network leverages pedagogy and instructional best practices for implementing NGSS storylines into K-12 science classrooms using high-quality instructional materials.

The 3D Formative Assessment Professional Learning Network designed to provide professional learning supporting NGSS teaching and learning by integrating high-quality 3D assessment seamlessly into instruction.

Midnight on January 28, 2022
OpenSciEd Middle School Expansion Request for Applications—Cohort 2February 1, 2022
High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List Request for Applications for 2022November 30, 2021
Adult Diploma Program Provider – Request for ApplicationsRolling (applications will be evaluated as received)
Mathematics School Team Supports Request for ApplicationsMidnight on October 30, 2021
Educator Fellows Program – Request for InformationOctober 1, 2021
Near-Peer Tutoring – Request for ApplicationsSeptember 30, 2021
Out-of-School-Time GrantDistricts, state-chartered schools and community organizations have until Sept. 9 to apply for a second round of Out-of-School-Time grants through Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III. The program provides funding to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools. Over 20 sites were awarded in the first round, including state parks and wildlife refuges, with plans to serve more than 1,000 students over the next two years. Additional flexibilities for the second round include:

  • Data sharing is adequate to create a partnership between a district, charter school and community-based organization;
  • Grantees do not have to provide eight hours of services a week for 30 weeks;
  • The round 2 timeline includes an additional month for districts, schools and community organizations to develop partnerships.

The Request for Application, available here, serves as an official program application to be completed by the superintendent, charter director, community-based organization executive director, or designee. Questions?

September 9, 2021
Family & Community Engagement – Request for Proposal

*Due to a slight discrepancy noted in the text of this RFP, applications will be accepted up until 5pm (MST) Friday, September 3, 2021.

September 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM MST
Educator Ecosystem Taskforce – Request for QuoteAugust 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
New Mexico Computer Science K–8 Grant Program Requests for ApplicationAugust 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM MST
Providing Statewide Access to Courses in the Virtual Environment to Support Students, Families, and Local Education AgenciesJuly 26, 2021, by 4:00 PM MT
Assessment & Curriculum Digital Platform Support for Student Progress on State-Adopted Standards and Priority StandardsJuly 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM MT
Educational Blueprints and governance structuresJuly 8, 2021
Native American Language ProgramsJuly 8, 2021
Request for Proposal for Audit ServicesMay 28, 2021
Zearn K–5 HQIM One-Year Pilot InitiativeMidnight on May 27, 2021
Request for Proposal for the Public Education Commission Legal RepresentationMay 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Zearn K–5 HQIM One-Year Pilot InitiativeMay 14, 2021
Indian Education Act Funding ApplicationMay 14, 2021 COB
Summer Enrichment Internship ProgramMay 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Charter Schools Program Subgrant Application: Phase IIJuly 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Charter Schools Program Subgrant Application: Phase IJune 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Charter Schools Program Peer Reviewers Request for Quotes (RFQ)April 9, 2021 at 5:00 PM MDT
Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) Prekindergarten GrantMarch 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM
OpenSciEd Middle School Expansion Request for ApplicationsMarch 30, 2021
CTE Professional Development – Materials Request for ApplicationsMarch 19, 2021
High-Quality Professional Learning Marketplace List Request for ApplicationsJanuary 29, 2021
Charter Schools Program (CSP) Distance Learning Grant ROUND 2January 8, 2021
Literacy and Humanities Bureau Requests for Applications for PreK–12 NM Public SchoolsJanuary 8, 2021
Mathematics Reentry Request for ApplicationsJanuary 8, 2021
Charter Schools Program (CSP) Distance Learning GrantNovember 23, 2020
Request for Application GEER and ESSER SEA Reserve FundingNovember 9, 2020
Instructional Materials–Adoption of K-8 English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, English Language Development, and World Languages Request for ApplicationsNovember 6, 2020
New Mexico Computer Science K–8 Grant Program Requests for ApplicationOctober 12, 2020
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