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Children’s Services Council announces funding opportunities for Special Needs Service Providers

CSC2Children’s Services Council announces funding opportunities for Special Needs Service Providers

    LAUDERHILL, FL – The Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) announces a Request for Proposals with two funding opportunities: Supported Training & Employment Programs (STEP); and a Request for Letters of Qualification (RLQ) for Youth-Work Incentive Coordinator (Y-WIC).

Since 2007, CSC has funded STEP, which provides a youth development afterschool program and paid summer employment to youth with physical and developmental disabilities. Approximately $1.8 million is budgeted annually to ensure county-wide access to these programs.

Additionally, CSC has budgeted approximately $75,000 to provide a Youth-Work Incentive Coordinator (Y-WIC) to educate STEP participants and their families about disability benefits and employment, including the impact of employment on disability benefits and a need for benefits planning for youth and their families.

The Council is soliciting applications from non-profit organizations, governmental entities, or for-profit organizations incorporated or qualified to do business in the State of Florida. The RFP is available electronically at the CSC website, www.cscbroward.org. Copies are also available at the Children’s Services Council office at 6600 W. Comm. Blvd., Lauderhill, FL.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the CSC on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. It is the only opportunity to receive verbal instructions regarding the services to be procured, the client populations to be served, contractual expectations, and other critical service delivery requirements.

Completed applications are due on or before Monday, March 16, by 12 p.m. Approved projects will result in contracts effective the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. Any questions should be directed to Colleen Carpenter, Sr. Program Procurement Specialist, at (954) 377-1000 or via email at ccarpenter@cscbroward.org.

The Children’s Services Council of Broward is an independent taxing authority which was established by a public referendum on Sept. 5, 2000, which, through Public Act, Chapter 2000-461 of the laws of Florida, authorized the Council to levy up to 0.5 mills of property taxes. The role of the Council is to provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care.

Follow us on Twitter at @CSCBroward and on Facebook. For more information about the Children’s Services Council of Broward County call (954) 377-1000 or visit www.cscbroward.org.

 

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