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Community Based Services
Proposals Due 4/20/2015

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: and click on Child Welfare Service Coordinators.

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Answers to Vendor Questions Posted on DCS Website 4/15/2015: Questions and Answers

Click on Region below to see Open  RFP: 

Issue of RFP:  4/2/2015
Deadline to Submit Electronic (Attachment M) Questions to 4/9/2015 by 10 am EST
Answers to Vendor questions posted on DCS website:  4/15/2015
Submission of Proposals 4/20/2015 by 10:00 AM EST
    • Note:  The Google Chrome compatibility issue will not be resolved prior to the 10/15/2014 submission due date. Proposal will need to be submitted using the browsers Firefox or Internet Explorer.

    Statewide Community Based Accepted Proposals

    Click on the link to access the document:
  • RFP Updated 10/2/2014
  • Attachment A - Service Standards (updated 6/30/2015)
  • Attachment B - Unit Rates (updated 5/21/2015)
  • Attachment B - Unit Rates
  • Attachment C - Application (User Guide/Instructions on how to complete the online submission process)
  • Attachment D-Service Narrative 
  • Attachment E - Budget Instructions 
  • Attachment E - Budget Document
  • Attachment F - Principals of Child Welfare Services
  • Attachment G - Assurances
  • Attachment H - Sample Contract
  • Attachment I - Exhibit 1     DCS Background Check Website 
  • Attachment J - Reporting Forms
  • Attachment K - Proposal Scoring Tool
  • Attachment L - Federal Selected Disallowed Expenses
  • Attachment M - Required question form
  • Attachment N - Clinical Interview and Assessment Document
  • Disaster Plan Template
  • RFP Documents and Service Standards for Contracts effective 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2015: RFP Documents