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Promoting Opportunities for Parents Program

Publication Date
01/10/2019 08:26 AM EST
Closing Date
02/25/2019 04:00 PM EST
Issuing Organization
State of Iowa - Department of Human Services
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to: The Promoting Opportunities for Parents Program was developed by the Department of Human Services’ Child Support Recovery Unit (CSRU) to assist parents in overcoming the barriers which interfere with fulfilling their obligations to their children. “Promoting opportunities” includes emotional and personal involvement of the parents, parenting or fatherhood classes, and employment resources beyond simply meeting the parents’ financial obligations. In order to encourage participation by parents, CSRU may partner with community providers and resources and may offer various incentives for participation. The successful Designated Provider shall provide services which include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. A program demonstrating the applicant’s experience and success at integrating collaborations and services essential to the project. 2. A program in a geographic area or community with a demonstrated need for promoting and providing opportunities for parents to overcome barriers which interfere with fulfilling their obligations to their children. 3. A program with a schedule, location, and hours of instruction that accommodates participants’ varying schedules and transportation needs. 4. A program with a well-established, field-tested parenting curriculum which should include personal development, responsible parenting, parenting skills, financial responsibilities, communication skills, and domestic violence prevention. 5. A program utilizing staff with experience in group facilitation and who are trained (certified) in the proposed parenting curriculum. 6. A program with proven record-tracking capabilities, including the submission of monthly reports to CSRU comprising the following items, including but not limited to: a. Attendance documentation with the names of participants served. b. Signed voluntary consent forms of participants seeking child support incentives. c. Certification of participants completing the curriculum. d. Other information as specified in the project plan.

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