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King County, WA

DCHS VSHSL - Veteran and Military Family Counseling
CLOSED  Deadline  6/16/2020
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Description  [hide this]

About: The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for Veteran and Family Counseling with funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services (VSHSL) and guidance from the VSHSL Implementation Plan.

This request seeks an entity or entities to help implement VSHSL Strategies HL 1.C and HL 1.D -- to coordinate and oversee the provision of behavioral health and wellness counseling services to U.S. veterans who experience PTSD and other wellness concerns resulting from their military service, along with counseling to help veterans facing end of life.  Partner(s) shall also oversee the availability of counseling support for military servicemembers and their families before, during and after deployments and other significant events related to military service. This program shall aim to provide equitable access to funded services in convenient locations to veterans and their family members living throughout King County. Minimum qualifications are that the entity must:

  • Be licensed in the State of Washington to coordinate and supervise licensed and/or certified mental health practitioners and peer-support specialists
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based, evidence-informed and emerging practices and development of treatment plans regarding PTSD, other military-service related trauma, end of life concerns, and the impact of same on veterans, military servicemembers and/or their family members
  • Have demonstrated experience coordinating services with the VA and VA CHOICE (the VA’s community-based counseling services), private insurance, and other integrated healthcare systems in order to maximize counseling resources, or demonstrated ability to gain this expertise.

Please refer to the Library tab for the full RFP and associated attachments.

Available Funding: Up to $2,559,786 in veterans funding through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy funds

Investment Period: August 3, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2023 (subject to change)

Bidders Conference:
Wednesday, May 26, 2020,  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
via SKYPE:

Join by Skype:

https://meet.kingcounty.gov/gretchen.bruce/09NQPZML

Join by phone:
206-263-8114, Conference ID: 185827#

Questions: Submit questions through the Contact Admin tab. Final day to submit questions is June 5, 2020.

Proposals Due: Proposals must be submitted through ZoomGrants no later than 11:59 p.m. on June 16, 2020.

Notifcation of Award Decisions: early July 2020

Anticipated Contract Start Date (subject to change): August 3, 2020

The dates listed above are subject to change. The full RFP and associated attachments are available for download under the Library tab. Applicants are advised to review these documents in their entirety for guidance on the purpose, requested program models, application questions and deadlines. Applicants are responsible for regularly checking ZoomGrants for any updates, clarifications, or amendments that may be uploaded.


Eligibility  [hide this]

This request is open to nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations and public or governmental agencies serving veterans, military servicemembers and their families in King County. Small nonprofits and community-based organizations are encouraged to submit proposals. Eligible applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Licensed in the State of Washington to coordinate and supervise licensed and/or certified mental health practitioners and peer-support specialists
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based, evidence-informed and emerging practices and development of treatment plans regarding PTSD, other military-service related trauma, end of life concerns, and the impact of same on veterans, military servicemembers and/or their family members
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating services with the VA and VA CHOICE, and other integrated healthcare systems in order to maximize counseling resources, or demonstrated ability to quickly gain this expertise.


Application Requirements  [hide this]

Please submit your proposal via ZoomGrants. Complete proposals must include the following:

  • Responses to Summary Questions (See Attachment A for reference)
  • Completed and uploaded Geographic Service Intent Form (See Attachment B for reference)
  • Completed Organizatonal Equity Chart (See chart in Attachment C for reference)
  • Responses to Narrative Questions (See Attachment C for reference)
  • Completed and uploaded Budget (See Attachment D for reference.)


Library  [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
1-VSHSL-RFP_HL1C+D_FINAL 1-HL1CDRFPFINAL51920.pdf 5/19/2020 4:40:47 PM PDF
Attachment-A_SummaryQs Attachment-A_SummaryQs.docx 5/19/2020 4:41:04 PM DOCX
Attachment-B_Geographic-Service-Intent-Form Attachment-B_Geographic-Service-Intent-Form1.xlsx 5/19/2020 4:41:21 PM XLSX
Attachment-C_HL1C+D_NarrativeQs Attachment-C_HL1CD_NarrativeQsFINAL.docx 5/27/2020 4:22:39 PM DOCX
Attachment-D_HL1C+D_Budget_Form Attachment-D_HL1CD_Budget_Form.xlsx 5/27/2020 4:22:55 PM XLSX
Attachment-E_King-County-DCHS-2019-2020-Services-Boilerplate Attachment-E_King-County-DCHS-2019-2020-Services-Boilerplate.pdf 5/27/2020 4:23:15 PM PDF
Attachment-F_General-Terms Attachment-F_General-Terms.docx 5/27/2020 4:23:28 PM DOCX
Attachment-G_FAQ1_5.26.2020 AttachmentG_FAQ-15262020.docx 5/27/2020 4:24:09 PM DOCX
Attachment-H_Bidders Conference 5.26.2020 (in Youtube) LINK 5/27/2020 4:26:41 PM LINK
Attachment-i FAQ2 6.5.2020 AttachmentI_FAQ-2652020.docx 6/5/2020 4:20:56 PM DOCX


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