HRC 2021-2022 Request for Proposals

START Program/Team


Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment (START) Program/Team

Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Proposals submitted after the above deadline will not be considered

An HRC START RFP Bidder’s Conference will take place on Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 2:00 PM via ZOOM
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Background Information and Announcement:

Under the guidance of the National Center for START Services, HRC is seeking a qualified applicant, who upon selection will develop a START (Systematic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment) program/team who will implement the START model which provides lifespan (ages 6+) crisis support services for individuals who have co-occurring Intellectual and Developmental (IDD) and mental health support needs. The START program/team will be required to become certified through the National Center for START Services (NCSS). In order to be a certified START program, the team must be trained, participate in data collection and reporting, and effectively employ the methods of the START model. The local START Team will provide prevention and intervention services through crisis planning and response, education, consultation, and coaching. The goal of the START program is to improve diagnosis and treatment, support effective services, promote health and wellness, decrease the need for emergency services, and build capacity through relationships across services systems in order to help people remain in their homes and community while enhancing the ability of the community best support them.

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View entire RFP, Proposal Writing Guidelines and other Requirements here:  RFP for START Program/Team

Submission of proposals:

All proposals must conform to the attached Proposal Writing Guidelines and Content Requirements. The applicant must submit the completed proposal as one electronic copy to

HRC Applicant’s Conference March 4, 2022 at 12:00 pm.
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