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Washington State Dept. of Commerce
Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention - Community Safety Unit
FY24-25 - Reentry RFP (Small-to-Mid-sized, Mid-sized, and Large-sized)
CLOSED  Deadline  7/5/2023
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1.1 PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND  [hide this]

The Washington State Department of Commerce hereafter called "COMMERCE,” is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from community-based organizations to provide reentry services for formerly incarcerated persons and supports to facilitate successful transitions to the community.

Awards will be tiered and focused towards the Proposers’ size and service areas. The three award categories for which Proposers can apply are:

  • Category 1: Small to Mid-sized Organizations with annual operating expenditures between $150,001 and $500,000, typically serving limited geographic locations or target populations and is seeking to sustain/enhance programs or service area. This category will likely include community-based organizations with one or more full-time employees. Maximum award: $300,000 for 2-year budget ($150,000 per year).
  • Category 2: Mid-sized Organizations with annual operating expenditures between $500,001 and $1,000,000, typically serving broader geographic locations or target populations and is seeking to expand programs or service area. Maximum award: $500,000 for 2-year budget ($250,000 per year).
  • Category 3: Large-sized organizations with annual operating expenditures over $1,000,000, typically with significant experience and capacity to implement and expand complex programs over a larger geographical service area. Maximum award: $1,000,000 for 2-year budget ($500,000 per year).

As this is a competitive application process, it is incumbent on the Proposer to select the proper category. COMMERCE will not pre-determine which category an organization qualifies for, but may verify this information through the review process.

At least 30 percent of the funding will be allocated to Proposals delivering services in rural counties.

COMMERCE intends to award multiple contracts to provide the services described in this RFP. 


1.2 OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF WORK  [hide this]

The objective of this RFP is to fund expanding and established community-based reentry services to currently and formerly incarcerated people who exit adult correctional or juvenile residential facilities in Washington state. Proposals will be considered that include plans to provide housing, case management and navigators, employment services, family reunification, transportation, communication, increased access to higher education, legal services, healing circles, basic needs and other support for currently and formerly incarcerated people in Washington state. Proposals that include a plan to provide multiple aspects of these types of services and supports are strongly encouraged.


1.3 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  [hide this]

To be considered responsive to this RFP and to be evaluated, organizations submitting Proposals must clearly meet or exceed the following Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be licensed to do business in the state of Washington or submit a statement of commitment to become licensed in Washington within thirty (30) calendar days of being selected as an Apparently Successful Contractor.
  • Have a primary service area within one or more communities in Washington state.
  • Be any of the following:
    • Community-based, nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status as verified by a copy of their Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501(c)(3) determination letter; or
    • Tribal government agencies and organizations serving Native Americans.

For-profit businesses and organizations are NOT eligible applicants.

  • Have established priorities, policies, and measurable goals - or coordinate with partners that have established priorities, policies and measurable goals – that are consistent with the objectives and scope of work described in section 1.2.
  • Have at least one year of demonstrated experience working directly with individuals or families who have been impacted by incarceration. Or be willing coordinate with partners that have demonstrated and verified experience with initiatives that serve individuals and families that are or have been impacted by incarceration.

Proposals that do not clearly meet or exceed all minimum qualifications listed above are non-responsive and will not be evaluated.



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from section 1.4 FUNDING:

"As described in section 1.1, selected Contractors will be awarded an amount not to exceed $300,000 ($150,000 per year) for Category 1 grants, $500,000 ($250,000 per year) for Category 2 grants, or $1,000,000 ($500,000 per year) for Category 3 grants.

Proposals in excess of $300,000 for Category 1 grants, in excess of $500,000 for Category 2 grants, or in excess of $1,000,000 for Category 3 grants, will be considered non-responsive and will not be evaluated."

 


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