County Commission Request for Application Announcement Social and Emotional Development Program

The County Commission is requesting applications to develop a system of services for early childhood mental health consultation and trauma responsive training for caregivers and families of children birth to age five (RFA 18-223 Healthy Social and Emotional Development and Family Supports). The Social and Emotional Development (SED) program was developed by the Alachua County Children’s Services Advisory Board. The initiative will provide consultation benefitting children and families receiving early care and education from licensed center-based and home-based programs in Alachua County. SED will also benefit the staff of those early care and education providers through training and in classroom consultative services.

Required services and other parameters are contained in the proposal documents and must be adhered to in order to qualify for funding. Proposal materials and the application are available online at or at the Alachua County Purchasing Division (12 S.E. 1st Street, 3rd Floor, Gainesville).

The deadline for application submission is 5 p.m., on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. All potential applicants are required to attend the in-person pre-application workshop. The mandatory pre-application workshop is on Friday, March 30th, at 1 p.m., in Conference Room A at the Alachua County Community Support Services Department (224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville).

For more information, contact Alachua County Community Support Services Assistant Director Tom Tonkavich at 352-264-6738 or

Alachua County encourages Small Business Enterprise (SBE) participation. If accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 (Voice) or 352-374-5284 (TDD). In accordance with the Provisions of ADA, this document may be requested in an alternate format.

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