Request for Proposal (RFP) Process
To prepare for the release of RFPs and RFAs, the Commission facilitates a number of public engagement activities including interviews, public group meetings and listening sessions, and community surveys. The Commission also works with stakeholders, current contractors and other interested parties to gather feedback and input on stakeholder contract activities, lessons learned, and the needs of each population served by these contracts to provide a transparent experience that was informed by those currently involved in statewide advocacy efforts.
Stakeholder advocacy contracts are awarded through a competitive bid process, as directed by the Legislature. This process is informed by gathering feedback and input from stakeholders, current contractors' and other interested parties. The ongoing goal is to provide a transparent experience that is informed by those currently involved in statewide advocacy efforts.
The Commission adminsters funding for stakeholder advocacy for the following populations:
- Clients and consumers
- Diverse racial and ethnic communities
- Family members of clients and consumers
- Immigrant and Refugree Communities
- LGTBQ communities
- Parents and caregivers of children and youth
- Transition-age youth