Santa Clara County Launches Request for Proposals for Mental Health PFS Project

Santa Clara County just launched a Request for Proposals for its Acute Mental Health: Frequent Users Care Coordination Pay for Success Project. The selected agency will enter into a Pay for Success (PFS) contract with the County, under which the County only pays for services if and when successful results are achieved. This PFS initiative is the first in the U.S. to target mental health and the second PFS project in the County and in California, positioning the County at the forefront of the national movement towards performance-based contracting for social services.

Proposals for this RFP are due on February 17, 2015 and the County will host a Pre-Proposal Conference on January 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Third Sector has been working closely with the County on developing two PFS projects, one to serve the County’s chronically homeless and one to serve the County's acutely mentally ill populations. Read more about the project and the RFP release here.