DFPS Releases Request for Application for Community Based Care in Region 8b

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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

DFPS Seeks Applications for Community Based Care 

We are pleased to announce the next big step in the redesign of the Texas foster care system – the release of the Request for Application (RFA) for the next Community Based Care catchment area. This RFA is to select the contractor that will oversee foster and kinship care placement, case management, and reunification services in DFPS Region 8b, which includes all counties in DFPS Region 8, excluding Bexar County.

You can read the RFA on the Electronic State Business Daily and eGrants websites, which includes the procurement schedule.

DFPS recognizes that children and youth are too often placed outside of their home communities, leaving behind family, friends, schools, churches, homes, and support systems. Through Community Based Care, DFPS seeks to:

  • Promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.
  • Improve the overall process and quality of care.
  • Provide incentives for developing services where people need them.

You will find more on Community Based Care on the DFPS website. If you have any questions related to the RFA, please feel free to direct them to the procurement manager at Lori.Ashworth@hhsc.state.tx.us.