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Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative

Third Party Administrator(s) For Community Providers

The Board of Supervisors has approved an unprecedented $187.7 million spending package to advance its care first, jails last vision with a series of direct community investments and funding for alternatives to incarceration—accelerating the transformative process of creating a more just and equitable Los Angeles County for all residents.

The spending plan fully embraces the spirit of the voter-approved Measure J and includes a $100 million year one down payment for Board-approved programs now known as “Care First and Community Investment” (CFCI) programs. More than $60 million will be allocated to direct community investments and those programs will be administered by one or more third party administrators (TPAs).
The County is accepting competitive solicitations for the TPA(s).

To learn more, click here to view a Request for Statement of Interest for Third Party Administrator Services presentation (August 23, 2021). Click here to view questions and answers from the virtual conference.

Third Party Administrator(s) Duties

Act as fiscal intermediary and administer County funds by contracting with eligible community-based organizations (CBOs) that will operate programs in the following strategy areas:

    • Diversion, Behavioral Health, Health
    • Economic Opportunity and Sustainability
    • Education Access and Youth Development
    • Housing
    • Reentry

Provide a project timeline within 30 days of contract execution and monthly updates thereafter, including updates on ensuring contracts with community providers are awarded within 6 months of executing TPA agreement with County.

Conduct a competitive solicitation process to select and award grants and develop an application and eligibility process based on research and input from community stakeholders through listening sessions and other engagement opportunities as directed by the County.

Conduct outreach to underserved communities as identified through appropriate data or index and after consultation with the County to ensure that services and/or direct community investment are being provided equitably and that selected service providers are culturally competent and have experience providing services in the communities they are contracted to serve.

Provide successful service provider applicants with technical assistance where needed to generate performance measures outlined by County.

Assess and address technical deficiencies of service providers unable to meet solicitation requirements and where possible, connect unsuccessful applicants with capacity building opportunities.

Develop metrics specific to strategy areas to evaluate the impact/success of service providers and ensure the appropriate authorizations for Release of Information are in place to track, monitor, and evaluate client data as approved or requested by the County.

Provide and present a written report to the County on a quarterly basis and/or as requested by the County present to stakeholder groups such as the Care First Community Investment Advisory Committee, as well as a six-month and fiscal year-end funding report.

Compensation and Programs

TPA(s) compensation will consist of an administrative fee for administering funds. The selected TPA(s) may charge a maximum of 6% administrative fee for non-CFCI funded programs and a maximum of 7% administrative fee for CFCI funded programs, or if the TPA becomes responsible for all CFCI and non-CFCI funded programs. TPA(s) will be reimbursed for cost of providing insurance for service providers. A List of programs the TPA(s) will administer funding for is available below:

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