2013 Housing & Services Partnership Academies request for applications reopened
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), in coordination with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, is soliciting proposals from communities that want to participate in one of two Housing & Services Partnership (HSP) Academies. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2013.
There are a limited number of slots still available. The HSP Academies will provide training and technical assistance to Texas community teams to help them develop comprehensive plans for improving the quantity and quality of affordable, accessible, integrated housing and supportive services for people with disabilities, and prepare communities to address the housing needs of this population.
To apply, interested communities must assemble a team that will be responsible for the formation of local integrated, affordable and accessible housing. These teams of up to five people will, at a minimum, include:
- A residential housing funder, provider or developer;
- A services provider who works with individuals with a disability who are Medicaid eligible;
- An individual with a disability receiving Medicaid services (or their representative).
To learn more, contact Kate Moore, TDHCA,
at 512-936-7804 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to read a PDF file with more information.
Olmstead Policy Academy Meeting Summary Now Available Online
In September 2012, the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hosted an Olmstead Policy Academy. The purpose of this two-day meeting was to provide an opportunity for states to learn about effective practices in implementing community integration and develop their own strategies for community integration across multiple agencies and service systems.
The summary, "Restoring Lives: Building Integrated Communities and Strengthening Support, a Report of the 2012 Olmstead Implementation Best Strategies and Practices Policy Academy (PDF format)," is now available on the SAMSHA website for download on the SAMSHA website.
Updated: Solicitation of Proposals for Money Follows the Person Employment Pilot Project
Solicitation Number: RFP 539-3-79432
The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), seeks responses from eligible respondents to be considered for participation in an Employment Pilot Project in accordance with the specifications contained in this Request for Proposals ("RFP"). Eligible respondents are Home and Community-based Services (HCS), Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS), and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or related conditions (ICF/IID) providers.
The Employment Pilot Project will support selected DADS providers to implement systems change within their agency, including "Employment First" policies and practices that improve employment outcomes for individuals served. The project will assist participants to shift their focus from facility-based and/or non-work services to employment services. DADS will provide funding to selected applicants who propose demonstrating new approaches and processes in their current business practices to move individuals into an integrated, competitive work environment.
The complete solicitation document will be posted and available to you electronically on the Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) website for a minimum of fourteen days.
The ESBD is located at: http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/
The vendor conference will be held this Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the John H. Winters Human Services Complex, Public Hearing Room 125 W, 701 W. 51st St. Austin, Texas. Interested parties that cannot attend in person may participate via phone by calling 1-877-226-9790 and using access code 4905227.
Please check Electronic State Business Daily regularly for further information and updates.
The sole point of contact for inquiries concerning this Request for Proposals (RFP) is:
Elizabeth Ward, CTPM
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Enterprise Contract and Procurement Services
4405 North Lamar
Austin, TX 78756-3422
All communications relating to this RFP must be directed to the HHSC contact person named above. All communications between Respondents and other HHSC staff members concerning this RFP are strictly prohibited. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in proposal disqualification.
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April 11, 2013