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RFQ Announcement for Celebrating Families! Expansion Project


RFQ ANNOUCEMENT: Celebrating Families! California Expansion Project – Cohort 2 Invitation to Expand Celebrating Families! Statewide The California State Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) recognizing the effectiveness of Celebrating Families! (CF!), has awarded Prevention Partnership International (PPI) a $158,333, 3- year challenge grant to (1) Identify, train and support agencies in California to provide CF! to children and families at high risk for abuse and neglect and (2) Establish the structure to continue expansion of CF! in the State. PPI has subcontracted with Community Solutions to lead and coordinate this project.

Two (2) organizations will be selected in this Cohort 2 grant cycle. The grant will provide training, technical assistance coaching, curriculum materials and evaluation at no cost (a $18,000 value). Selected sites will be required to demonstrate the ability to fund the cost to implement the program as outlined in this RFQ.

About Celebrating Families!

Celebrating Families! is an evidence-based, trauma-informed, skill building program of 16 sessions serving the whole family: children ages birth -17, their parents and caregivers. Each session begins with a family meal, followed by 90-minute age-appropriate instructional sessions, ends with a 30-minute family activity where families practice the skills they are learning. (Virtual adaptations have been created for remote implementation) CF! was developed specifically for families dealing with or at high risk for: substance use disorders; multi-generational trauma; physical and mental health challenges; cognitive deficits due to trauma, genetics, or in-utero exposure; and safety (child abuse/neglect). CF! addresses these needs through building healthy living skills, and psychoeducation.

RFQ Project Goals and Scope of Services

Prevention Partnership International has subcontracted with Community Solutions to lead and coordinate this project. This RFQ concerns organizations interested in receiving training and technical assistance coaching to implement and evaluate the Celebrating Families! program at their site. Community Solutions (is seeking two (2) organizations within the state of CA to be trained and coached in implementing the CF! program. The selections will be made to responsive and responsible organizations based on their organizational mission, strategic goals, capacity to achieve the grant deliverables and capability to sustain the program beyond the 2-year grant cycle.

The Request for Qualifications timeline is as follows:

Release of RFQ: December 23, 2020

Deadline for Bidders to Submit Questions via email to RFQ Contact: January 13, 2021 Community Solutions Responds to Bidder Questions: January 15, 2021

Proposals Due: January 22, 2021 by 5 pm

Selection of Top Bidders / Notification to Unsuccessful Bidders: January 27, 2021

Contracts Awarded: February 1, 2021

RFQ available here: and can be downloaded directly as of 9 a.m. on December 23, 2020.

RFQ Contact: Melissa Santos, Project Coordinator

Phone: 408-665-4918


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