Global consulting and digital services provider ICF has won a contract to deliver child welfare capacity building services to the Department of Health and Human Services.
The $98 million re-compete contract, awarded in the third quarter of 2019, comes via the Administration for Children and Families Children’s Bureau.
“ICF has built a strong collaborative relationship with the Children’s Bureau through our work on creating the Center and our long-standing support of the Information Gateway,” said Jennifer Welham, senior vice president for ICF. “We look forward to continuing to support them in their efforts to identify effective prevention strategies, develop best practices for building capacity around change management and implement sustainable child welfare programs.”
ICF won a contract with the Children’s Bureau five years ago, under which it would stand up the first-ever national Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for States. The company has since delivered capacity-building services to 54 jurisdictions.
Under the new contract, ICF will deliver a comprehensive array of training, technical support and implementation services to state and territorial child welfare agencies. The program will help to improve program practice and administration.