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Indiana Department of Child Services

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Request for Proposal
Indiana Department of Child Services

The Department of Child Services (DCS), in accordance with its State Plan requires multiples child welfare services in all 18 Regions and 92 Local Offices.  It is the intent of DCS to solicit responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP).

DCS is soliciting proposals for the following Programs, please review the definition of the program.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click on the link within the program description and you will be taken to the Request for Proposal for that specific service.

The following programs are soliciting proposals:    

Community Based Services 
Proposal 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.  

For More Information Concerning this RFP:  Community Based Services

HOMEBUILDERS®
Proposals Due 10/15/2014

HOMEBUILDERS® is an evidence-based program designed to strengthen families in order to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement or return children from foster, group and residential care. Families served by this intensive, in-home, family therapy model have children in imminent risk of placement, or have children in placement that cannot be reunified without intensive services. The purpose of the HOMEBUILDERS® RFP is to select providers to provide HOMEBUILDERS® Services formerly known as Intensive Family Preservation Services (IFPS) and Intensive Family Reunification Services (IFRS). Selected providers for the HOMEBUILDERS® RFP must have had at the least one team member who has completed the basic HOMEBUILDERS® Fundamental training provided by the Institute for Family Development.  In addition, the individual must have provided HOMEBUILDERS® services to families for at least one year. 

For More Information Concerning this RFP:  HOMEBUILDERS®

Community Partners for Child Safety
Proposal Due 10/15/2014

The purpose is to provide a secondary child abuse prevention service that can be delivered in every region in the state.  This service will build community resources in order to have a collaborative prevention network throughout the region.  The service will be for those families that are identified through self-referral or other community agency referral.  The service will provide home based case management services to connect families to resources to strengthen the family and prevent child abuse and neglect.

For More Information Concerning this RFP:  Community Partners for Child Safety