2016 Request for Proposals

Snohomish County Human Services is requesting letters of intent from qualified agencies to provide crisis response services in Snohomish County. The services provided will entail a team of trained professionals and an on-call manager to coordinate and respond to schools or other places in need.  The youth crisis response team will be dispatched by the County, and will be available and flexible to respond to community tragedies.

Agency Requirements

Qualified agencies must meet the following criteria:

  • Have or will be able to obtain a Washington State Community Behavioral Health Agency license or be a federally recognized Indian Tribe;
  • Ability to collaborate with the Children’s Mental Health Liaison at the County;
  • Ability to help schools engage in a financial commitment for continued support of this service;
  • Ability to respond to crises in a timely manner determined collaboratively with the Children’s MH Liaison, typically the same day the crisis occurs; and
  • Ability to accurately track and report hours of service provided.

Contract Period

Contract award will be from July 2016 through June 2017, with the possibility of renewal depending on project performance and outcomes. Additional one-time funds may be available for start-up costs.

Process & Application

Eligible Agencies must submit a letter of interest by COB 4/29/2016 on the template provided below.  If the County receives multiple letters of interest, qualified agencies will then be asked to submit a full proposal on a County provided template due date TBD.

Additional Information

Please contact Liza Patchen-Short, Snohomish County Human Services Department (425-388-7254) Liza.Patchen-Short@co.snohomish.wa.us.