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)
Wednesday, May 26, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
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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.