FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has been awarded a new contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau (CB) to establish the National Capacity Building Center for Public Child Welfare Agencies (the Center). The contract has a value of $78 million and a term of one base and four option years.
Under the contract, ICF will support CB in realizing its vision for the new Center, which will serve as a focal point for national child welfare expertise and evidence-informed capacity building services for state and territorial public child welfare agencies. The Center will provide nationally-informed, expert consultation and deliver a comprehensive array of training and technical assistance services designed to build the capacities of these agencies in order to meet federal requirements, successfully implement national child welfare policies and programs, and improve practice and service delivery.
Specifically, ICF will assist CB by providing individualized consultation to more than 52 jurisdictions; conducting up to 35 intensive capacity-building projects to support program improvement and title IV-E waiver demonstration implementation; executing national dissemination strategies for Center publications, curricula, tools and resources; and designing and delivering multiple comprehensive learning programs.
“With the new National Capacity Building Center, the Children’s Bureau is transforming the way it provides national training and technical assistance services to public child welfare agencies,” said Mike Torpy, vice president for ICF International. “ICF has the depth and organizational experience needed to support CB as it transitions to a more strategic and evidence-informed approach designed to better achieve safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children, youth and families.”
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