The ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, (hereinafter referred to as “the Department” and “DHR”) seeks qualified vendors to provide statewide Transitional Living and Independent Living services to children in the custody of the state. Transitional Living Programs (TLP) will provide sixty-four (64) slots of transitional living services in a residential setting or in an alternative setting, such as specialized foster home care. Independent Living Programs will provide sixty-four (64) slots of independent living programs (ILP) in an alternative living arrangement whereby youth live in community-based housing rather than in a foster home or a group home setting. 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.