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Family Outcome-Centered Unification Services (FOCUS)

The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as "the Department") invites you to submit a proposal to establish/operate a Family Outcome-Centered Unification Services (FOCUS) Program to deliver intensive family preservation services and re-unification services in the following areas: Central Alabama, East Alabama, East Central Alabama, Jefferson/Shelby, Northeast Alabama, Northwest Alabama, Southeast Alabama, Southwest Alabama, Tuscaloosa Hub, West Central Alabama. The regions/counties to be served and the number of monthly slots (families to be served) that will be available for each area is as follows:

Central Alabama (Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pike counties) 18 slots per month;
East Alabama (Chambers, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Russell, Tallapoosa counties) 8 slots per month;
East Central Alabama (Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega counties)24 slots per month;
Jefferson/Shelby (Jefferson and Shelby counties) 58 slots per month;
Northeast Alabama (Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Morgan counties) 18 slots per month;
Northwest Alabama (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Walker, Winston, Madison and Limestone counties) 57 slots per month;
Southeast Alabama (Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston counties) 46 slots per month;
Southwest Alabama (Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington counties) 45 slots per month;
Tuscaloosa Hub (Bibb, Greene, Hale, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa counties) 12 slots per month; and
West Central Alabama (Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Marengo, Perry, Wilcox counties) 19 slots permonth.

FOCUS Programs will be required to provide short-term intensive in-home interventions to help alleviate situations and conditions within families where removal of children from the home is imminent. Programs can also expect to receive referrals where children have been removed from their homes and re-unification with family or relatives is the permanency goal. Vendors will not be required to use a prescribed specific model identified by the Department in the provision of services but must indicate in their proposals what nationallyrecognized, evidence-based model will be used as a basis for service delivery.

RFP Document

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Appendix E - Budget Forms (Word)

Proposal Cover Sheet (Word)

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