Funding Opportunities from Prevention & Initiatives Bureau

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Request for Applications

CYFD, PSD, and Prevention and Initiatives Bureau (PIB) consists of contracts of multiple programs across the various communities in New Mexico. All PIB contracted programs are designed to support children and families within their communities and to prevent child maltreatment.

The New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD), Prevention & Initiatives Bureau, is seeking responses from agencies and organizations wishing to provide Community Based Family Outreach (FO) Services in the State of New Mexico within all counties.

This Request for Applications (RFA) will be used to select organizations to receive a Provider Agreement (PA) for four (4) years beginning in Fiscal Year 2024, starting July 1, 2023, through Fiscal Year 2027, ending June 30, 2027. Any PA’s awarded via this process are subject to available funding, Provider’s performance, and program priorities. Apply by June 20, 2023, 5pm.

House bill 376 was passed in 2019 to implement a multi-system response for families that come to the attention of CYFD. The model to be implemented is a differential response methodology that will focus on 3 tracks including:

  1. Prevention response,
  2. Alternative response to investigation, and
  3. Traditional investigative response.

The goal of this model is to reduce the likelihood of repeat maltreatment and families experiencing involvement with Protective Services. Community Based Family Outreach providers are contracted to work with families included in the prevention response track. Families who are referred to Community Based Family Outreach contract providers are:

  1. Families whose report to the State Central Intake (SCI) was “screened out” as not meeting the statutory requirements for abuse and neglect and
  2. Voluntarily accept a referral from CYFD Family Outreach to engage in Community Based Family Outreach services.


This funding opportunity may be fully accessed and submitted using the following link: