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Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation of 5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point, Indiana, which serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke counties and as the Community Action Agency for Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter Counties, will accept proposals for 2010-2012 contracts to serve disabled, elderly and low-income families in Northwest Indiana.

Older Americans Act Title III annual funding of an estimated $2,633,000. Services include: Transportation, Homemaker, Legal Services, Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Health Screening, Health Promotion & Education, Medication Management, Caregiver Counseling, Caregiver Support Groups, and Respite Services.

CHOICE annual funding of an estimated $2,449,265 and SSBG funding of an estimated $391,162. Services include: Adult Day Care, Attendant Care, Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker, Respite, Home Health Aide, Nursing, Home Health Supplies, Transportation, Personal Emergency Response, Handy Chore and other pertinent services.

CSBG annual funding of an estimated $225,000. Services include Community Workshops and Emergency Assistance to Low Income Families.

LIHEAP annual funding of an estimated $1,589,000. Services include Energy Assistance Intake, Client Education of Energy Conservation, Weatherization Shell and Weatherization Mechanical services.

DOE annual funding of an estimated $610,000 and DOE ARRA one-year funding of an estimated $2,796,000. Services include Weatherization Intake, Weatherization Shell and Weatherization Mechanical services.

HUD annual funding of an estimated $86,000. Services include Housing Choice Voucher Program Intake.

Proposal packets will be available beginning March 1, 2010 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M at the office above or downloaded from our web site www.nwi-ca.com. If there are inquiries concerning this RFP, please contact Anna Willstead, Director of Quality Assurance and Planning at awillstead@nwi-ca.org. Technical Assistance workshops will be conducted on Friday, March 5, 2010. Further information regarding Technical Assistance workshops will be available in the RFP packet or by contacting NWICA as indicated above.

It is important that all proposals be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on April 16, 2010. Proposals received after that date and time will not be considered for the July 1, 2010 contract implementation. All proposals should be clearly marked as such and will be reviewed by authorized representatives of Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation.

Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive technicalities and to award the contract in the best interest of Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation and those it serves.

(February 22, March 1, 2010)