The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) invites you to submit a proposal to provide one hundred ninety-two (192) statewide slots of Basic Residential Services to children in the custody of the state. These services must be provided in a congregate care setting, and must consist of room, board and a basic array of services for a child with mild and/or occasional emotional and/or behavioral management problems that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school and/or community setting in other than a residential environment. This basic type of placement should be limited to children whose needs cannot be met in their own home, traditional foster home, or children who have reached their treatment goals in a more restrictive setting and are ready to be “stepped down”.