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Request for Qualifications – Celebrating Families!™ California Expansion Project Cohort 2

January 22, 2021, - 5:00 pm

Submit to: Training@CommunitySolutions.org
(NO hard copy applications will be accepted)

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Click here to download Request for Qualifications
Click here to download Attachment A – Organizational Demographics (fillable)
Click here to download Attachment B – Organizational References (fillable)
Click here to download Attachment C – Budget (fillable)

Grant Description:
The California State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) recognizing the effectiveness of Celebrating Families!™(CF!), has awarded Prevention Partnership International (PPI) a $158,333, 3-year challenge grant to (1) Identify, train and support agencies in California to provide CF! to children and families at high risk for abuse and neglect and (2) Establish the structure to continue expansion of CF! in the State. PPI has subcontracted with Community Solutions to lead and coordinate this project. Two (2) organizations will be selected in this Cohort 2 grant cycle. The grant will provide training, technical assistance coaching, curriculum materials and evaluation at no cost (a $18,000 value). Selected sites will be required to demonstrate the ability to fund the cost to implement the program as outlined in this RFQ.

About Celebrating Families!™:  
Celebrating Families!™(CF!) is an evidence-based, trauma-informed, skill building program of 16 sessions serving the whole family: children ages birth -17, their parents and caregivers. Each session begins with a family meal, followed by 90 minute age-appropriate instructional sessions, ends with a 30-minute family activity where families practice the skills they are learning. CF! was developed specifically for families dealing with or at high risk for a multiple problems: substance use disorders; multi-generational trauma; physical and mental health challenges; cognitive deficits due to trauma, genetics, or in-utereo exposure; and safety (child abuse/neglect). CF! addresses these needs through building healthy living skills, and psychoeducation.

RFQ Project Goals and Scope of Services:
This RFQ concerns organizations interested in receiving training and technical assistance coaching to implement and evaluate the Celebrating Families! program at their site. Community Solutions (CS) is seeking two (2) organizations within the state of CA to be trained and coached in implementing the CF! program. Training, technical assistance coaching and curriculum costs will be provided at no cost to the selected sites. The selections will be made to responsive and responsible organizations based on their organizational mission, strategic goals, capacity to achieve the grant deliverables and capability to sustain the program beyond the 13-month grant cycle. The Cohort 2 grant cycle will be February 1, 2021 – April 2022.

Request for Qualifications Timeline: 
December 23, 2020 — Request for RFQ posted
January 13, 2021 — Deadline for Bidders to Submit Questions
January 15, 2021 — Community Solutions Responds to Bidder Questions
January 22, 2021 — Proposals Due by 5:00PM
January 27, 2021 — Selection of Top Bidders / Notification to Unsuccessful Bidders
February 1, 2021 — Contract Award

Submission Instructions: 
Respondents to this RFQ must submit a complete PDF packet of the required proposal pages. Responses must be received no later than January 22, 2021 at 5pm. Responses should be sent via email to Training@CommunitySolutions.org titled “Celebrating Families! RFQ Submission”. No hard copy proposals will be accepted.

Click here to download Request for Qualifications
Click here to download Attachment A – Organizational Demographics (fillable)
Click here to download Attachment B – Organizational References (fillable)
Click here to download Attachment C – Budget (fillable)

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