Division of Children and Family Services
Domestic Violence Grant

The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children and Family Services (CFS) is seeking multiple contractors to provide programs and projects to prevent family violence, to lessen and reduce the trauma of domestic abuse, and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents.  CFS will entertain bids from contractors to provide programming in a single service area, multiple service areas, and/or portions of a service area divided into counties.

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CFS will administer the formula grant awarded to Nebraska by the Administration for Children and Families for the Family Violence and Prevention Services Act in addition to state general funds appropriated for protection from domestic abuse.  CFS has involved the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition to assure an equitable distribution of funds within Nebraska and between urban and rural areas.   In distributing the funds, the Division will give special emphasis to the support of community-based projects of demonstrated effectiveness carried out by non-profit, private organizations, particularly for those projects where the primary purpose is to operate shelters for victims of family violence and their dependents, and those which provide counseling, advocacy, and self-help services to victims and their children.

Proposals shall conform to all instructions, conditions, and requirements included in the Request for Proposal.  Prospective bidders are expected to carefully examine all documentation, schedules and requirements stipulated in this Request for Proposal, and respond to each requirement in the format prescribed.

Questions concerning this Request for Proposal should be sent in writing by letter or email to:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Attn: Julie Hippen
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509