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Community Based Services
Proposals Due 10/15/2014
Community Based Services, formerly referred to as IV-B Services, are programs which promote the well-being of children and families and are designed to strengthen and stabilize families (including adoptive, foster and extended families). They are also designed to help families at risk or in crisis including services to assist families in preventing disruption and the unnecessary removal of children from their home. They help to maintain the safety of children in their own homes, support families preparing to reunify or adopt, and assist families in obtaining other services to meet multiple needs. Community Based Services are identified by the following categories: Adoption, Resource Parent Services, Family Centered Services, Other Services, Addiction Services, Probation Services, and Specialized Services.
If you have any questions, please contact the Regional Coordinator for these Regions. If you do not know who the Regional Coordinator is, please see the map at the following link on the DCS website: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2332.htm and click on Child Welfare Service Coordinators.
Apply at: http://financials.dcs.in.gov/Public/RFP/RequestAvailable.aspx
Issue of RFP: 9/2/14
Bidders’ Conference: 9/8/14 9am – 12noon and 1pm – 4pm
Deadline to Submit Electronic (Attachment M) Questions to ChildWelfarePlan@dcs.IN.gov: 9/15/14 by 10 am EST
Answers to Vendor questions posted on DCS website: 9/30/14
Submission of Proposals 10/15/14 by 10 am EST