The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is pleased to announce that the next two catchment areas for Community Based Care (CBC) will be all counties in Region 2 and Bexar County in Region 8. DFPS expects to release a Request for Applications for Region 2 this month, followed by a Request for Applications for Bexar County in November.

This contract will require a Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) to develop a local foster care continuum network and improve child safety and placement outcomes. The contract will include a later stage to transition case management to the SSCC after it demonstrates readiness.

Purchasing substitute care and case management services from the provider community allows DFPS to focus on child safety by investigating reports of abuse and neglect, providing in-home safety services, and ensuring quality oversight of the foster care system.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Community Based Care mailbox at CBCare @ dfps.state.tx.us.