The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) seeks qualified vendors to provide Child Care Quality Enhancement Services for the Child Care Subsidy Program in the State of Alabama. The Child Care Subsidy Program provides Alabama families equal access to affordable and quality child care services. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG) which was enacted under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 provides Federal child care funds to State Lead Agencies. The CCDBG Act was amended and reauthorized by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, and again by the CCDBG Act of 2014. The funds are referred to by the Department of Health and Human Services as the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF).
The Department is announcing the availability of CCDF funds received pursuant to U.S. Department of Human Services regulations found at 45 CFR Part 98. Funding will be distributed to maximize quality enhancement activities targeted to un-served and under-served children, families and child care providers in Alabama. Funds are specifically earmarked for programs serving infants, toddlers, and school-agers, and general quality initiatives. A more complete description of the services sought for this project is provided in Section 3, Scope of Project. Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must comply with the instructions and procedures contained herein.