The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as “the Department”) invites qualified vendors to submit a proposal to provide eighty (80) statewide slots for a Crisis Intervention Placement Program (CIPP) to children in the custody of the state. A crisis intervention placement program is a congregate care setting, which provides room, board and a basic array of services in a temporary setting. These programs must meet the minimum requirements for group homes as defined by the Minimum Standards for Residential Child Care Facilities. CIPP services are to be used in rare circumstances when more permanent, planned placement services are not feasible due to extenuating circumstances, e.g. the late hour of the day, unknown family history or support etc.