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Education and Training Voucher and College Dorm Placement Program

The Department of Child Services (DCS) is seeking proposals for the administration of the Education and Training Voucher and College Dorm Placement Program (ETV and College Dorm Program). The goal of the ETV to provide pass through funding to eligible youth foster youth who are attending an accredit post-secondary institution or educational training program based on the cost of attendance. The goal of the College Dorm program is to provide financial support to foster youth under the care and supervision of DCS who are placed in a college dorm setting.

The purpose of the RFP is to select a vendor/provider that can satisfy the DCS need for the provision of the ETV and College Dorm program in all 18 regions and corresponding 92 local offices in the State.

Deadline for submission is May 19, 2023 at 4 p.m. ET.

Education and Training Voucher & College Dorm Placement RFP

Attachment A: ETV and College Dorm Placement Service Standards
Attachment B: Business Proposal Template
Attachment C: ETV Technical Proposal
Attachment D: Cost Proposal Template
Attachment E: ETV Sample Contract
Attachment F: ETV and College Dorm Per Diem Q&A Template  
Q& A Responses
Attachment G: Assurances
Attachment H: Background Check and Sample Spreadsheet
Attachment I: Federal Selected Disallowed Expenses
Attachment J: Principles of Child Welfare Services
Attachment K: ETV Federal Reporting Format
Attachment L: Determining Education and Training Voucher Disbursements

Education and Training Voucher & College Dorm Placement RFP Addendum 1 (Added 4/25/2023)
ETV and College Dorm Per Diem Pre-Proposal Conference PPT Presentation 2003
Official ETV and College Dorm Per Diem Pre-Proposal Conference Attendee Sheet


DCS Adoption Recruitment Services (RFI)

The DCS Adoption Recruitment Services (RFI) is being issued by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to request for creative, innovative solutions or services to improve, enhance, and develop new recruitment initiatives, particularly as they relate to locating adoptive parents who are willing to adopt youth with challenges related to their mental health, emotional health, physical health, and behavioral health.

Questions may be submitted per the instructions in the RFI document, no later than April 17, 2023 utilizing Attachment B.

Deadline for submission is May 5th 2023 by 3 p.m. ET.

RFI 23-001 Adoption Recruitment Services Boilerplate

Attachment A:  RFI 23-0001 Response Template
Attachment B: Q & A Template RFI 23-0001

Q and A Responses 4-21-23


Community Mental Health Centers

ATTENTION CURRENT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS:  ALL CMHC contracts expire 6/30/2023.  If you wish to continue providing services, you MUST propose for a service contract through the open RFP.  This is separate from any Community Based or Family Preservation contract you may have.

The purpose of this RFP is to select Certified Community Mental Health Centers that can satisfy the DCS need for the provision of a comprehensive array of child welfare services to all 18 regions and the corresponding 92 local offices in the State.

Proposals Due Tuesday, April 14, 2023.

https://www.in.gov/dcs/current-requests-for-proposals/community-mental-health-centers/


DCS Foster Care Recruitment (RFF)

The DCS Foster Care Recruitment (RFF) is being issued by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to provide funding for DCS Contracted Licensed Child Placing Agencies (LCPAs) to improve, enhance, and develop new recruitment initiatives, particularly as they may relate to locating foster parents who are willing to foster youth with challenges related to their mental health, emotional health, physical health, and behavioral health. Grant awardees will receive funds prior to June 30, 2023 and must be spent by June 30, 2024.

Any additional questions may be submitted per the instructions in the Grant Application and FAQ document, no later than December 16, 2022.

Deadline for submission is 1/20/2022 at 4:00PM EST

Attachment A: Foster Care Recruitment Grant Application and FAQ
Attachment B: Foster Care Recruitment Application Form

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