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

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



Appendix E – Budget Forms (Word)

Proposal Cover Sheet (Word)