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CONTRACTUAL SERVICES


Location
Nebraska
Publication Date
01/14/2019 01:16 PM EST
Closing Date
04/04/2019 03:00 PM EDT
Issuing Organization
State of Nebraska - Department of Administration
Solicitation Number
Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: 1. Delivering high quality case management to effectively serve child protection cases; 2. Results and accountability with managing and delivering prevention services that are Well-Supported, Evidenced-Based services in the Subrecipient’s service continuum that integrate a strengthening families approach to build protective factors in families in accordance with the time periods stated in FFPSA; 3. Minimizing time in care and promoting reunification and/or adoption in 12 months or less; 4. Recruiting licensed Resource Family homes; 5. Retaining Resource Families for foster and adoptive placements; 6. Utilizing practice models that maximize Federal IV-E funds, and; 7. Identifying how the State benefits by utilizing a Subrecipient to provide case management services in these two counties. 8. The Subrecipient will develop an on-going case management model that: a. Effectively engages 100% of families referred for service; b. Operates in a culture of continuous quality improvement, as evidenced by data based decisionmaking and utilization of performance indicators and trend data; c. Trains all staff to be trauma-informed, culturally humble, and to build on strengths-based and utilizes family voice and choice in planning and service provision; and, d. Ensures 100% of families are applying for and accepting services available through public assistance programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), child care, and services available from nonprofit and community organizations prior to the utilization of State General Funding for payment of services. 9. The Subrecipient will develop a continuum of services that will ensure: a. Service expenditures are Well-Supported evidenced-based service in their service continuum in accordance with the time periods specified in the FFPSA; b. Delivery to 100% of children and families during the time that DHHS is completing the Initial Assessment; c. Delivery to 100% of children and families during the time the Subrecipient is delivering on-going case management, which prevents out-of-home placements and that supports reunification and permanency; d. 100% of children served live at home safely, achieve permanency within timeframe of federal measures, and experience improved health and well-being as indicated using the North Carolina Family Assessment Scale; e. Utilize appropriate funding sources, such as private pay from the family, private insurance provided by the family, Medicaid, or Behavioral Health Regions for treatment services for 100% eligible individuals; f. At least 50% of all prevention service expenditures will meet the criteria of Well-Supported as outlined in the FFSPA; and, g. A network of recruited and retained licensed foster homes, such that there is a ratio of two beds in licensed foster homes for every child in care in the Service Area.

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