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Intensive Foster Care Services RFP

The purpose of this RFP is to select multiple Intensive Foster Care Services providers that can satisfy DCS’s need for the statewide provision of Intensive Foster Care and Intensive Respite Care Services. Intensive Foster Care Services are services provided to children with intensive medical, mental, emotional, and/or behavioral needs who may need additional support to ensure placement stability. These services are provided with the goal of preparing the foster parent(s) to provide care and support for the child without the need for additional services from either DCS or other providers.

Deadline for submission is March 20, 2024

Intensive Foster Care Services RFP Addendum #1 Updated 2/21/2024

Intensive Foster Care Services Boilerplate Addendum #1 Updated 2/21/2024

Attachment A – Service Standard Addendum #1 Updated 2/21/2024

Attachment B – Provider Narrative Template

Attachment C – Service Narrative Template

Attachment D – Sample Contract

Attachment E – Principles of Child Welfare Services

Attachment F – Assurances

Attachment G – M/WBE

Attachment H – Q&A Template
DCS Response to Q&A Updated 2/21/2024

Attachment I – Cost Proposal

Attachment J – Pre-Proposal Network Form
Summary of Submitted Pre-Proposal Network Forms Updated 2/22/2024

Attachment K – Intent to Respond

Attachment L – Attestation Form


DCS Adoption Recruitment  Services RFP

This is a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS). This RFP requests responses from potential contractors with experience in providing a continuum of services to identify families open to adopting children from hard places or other similar services. Indiana Code 31-19-27-1 Program to Place Hard-to-Place Children requires that department carry out a program to place hard-to-place children in suitable adoptive homes in cases in which restoration to the biological family is not possible or appropriate. To that end, the department is seeking a contract to provide a full continuum of Adoption Recruitment Services in Indiana.  Service must be offered statewide. The Contractor shall provide services as a part of the Full-Continuum Adoption Recruitment Services, meaning that these services shall be provided before, during, and up until the finalization of an adoption.

Deadline for submission is December 1, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET.

RFP ADOPT-2023 Adoption Recruitment Services Boilerplate

Attachment A: Adoption Recruitment Services Sample Contract

Attachment B: Business Proposal Template

Attachment C: Technical Proposal Template

Attachment D: Question & Answer Template
Q&A Responses 
11/6/2023 Additional Q&A Responses 

Attachment E – Region Map

Attachment I – Cost Proposal Template


DCS Workforce Stabilization Request For Funding (RFF)

2023 Workforce Stabilization Grant  Awardees

The DCS Workforce Stabilization Request For Funding (RFF) is being issued by the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to provide funding to help support the development and stabilization of the workforce in organizations under contract with DCS to provide services to Indiana children and families. The child services workforce stabilization fund allows the Department of Child Services to provide grants to child services providers to support increased wages for direct-care staff.  Grant awardees will receive funds prior to December 31, 2023 and must be spent by June 30, 2025.

Any additional questions may be submitted per the instructions in the Grant Application and FAQ document, no later than Friday August 4, 2023.

Deadline for submission is 08/18/2023 at 4:00PM EST

DCS Workforce Stabilization Grant Guidance & FAQ (Revised)
DCS Workforce Stabilization Grant Form
DCS Workforce Stabilization Grant Budget Form 2023 (Revised)


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