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The National Quality Improvement Center for Privatization of Child Welfare Service is accepting applications for demonstration projects on the topic of innovative performance based contracting and quality assurance systems from all states and municipalities beginning October 2 throughNovember 15, 2006 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Eligible applicants are agencies that have authority over the child welfare functions to be privatized; therefore, the lead applicant must be a state or county public child welfare agency but documentation of commitment from appropriate private sectors partners in the application must be provided.

Access the Request for Applications (RFA) using the link below. The additional links are Appendices to the RFA: the QIC PCW knowledge gaps analysis and needs assessment findings; two literature reviews on the  privatization of child welfare services and performance based contracting and quality assurance; a research plan and guidelines for potential applicants on the required program evaluation and comparative research design for demonstration projects; a QIC PCW fact sheet; and, a University of Kentucky Research Foundation sample contract.

If you have questions regarding this process, please email Crystall Collins-Camargo crystal.collinscamargo@louisville.edu.

QIC PCW Request for Applications

Appendix A:  
QIC PCW Knowledge Gaps Analysis and Needs Assessment Findings
Appendix B:  QIC PCW Literature Review on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services
Appendix B:  QIC PCW Literature Review on Performance Based Contracting and Quality Assurance
Appendix C:  QIC PCW Research Plan and Guidelines
Appendix F:  QIC PCW Fact Sheet
Appendix H: University of Kentucky Research Foundation Sample Contract  

All files are in Adobe .pdf format.

RFA Questions and Answers October 30, 2006

RFA Questions and Answers November 13, 2006

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