Social Recreation Grants

In 2021, American Rescue Plan Act provided the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) $12.5 million for Grants for Enhanced Community Integration for Children and Adolescents (Social Rec Grants). Up to $162,400 have been allocated by DDS to RCRC for the development of social recreational opportunities for clients residing in Lake, Mendocino, Humbodlt, and Del Norte Counties.  Grants will fund projects that enhance and develop integrated and inclusive social and recreational programs for families, children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in underserved communities.

Links to the formal Request for Proposals (RFP) and application materials provided by DDS are below:

Submission Information

Proposals must be emailed to by January 4, 2023. Submissions that are late, mailed, or faxed will not be accepted.

Before beginning work on the proposal, or if there are any questions regarding this RFP, it is recommended that interested parties contact:

Jonathan Padilla
Director of Community Services
Redwood Coast Regional Center
Phone: 707-462-3832 ext. 289

Status: Active

Closes: Proposals due January 4, 2023 by 11:59 PM

Community Resource and Development Plan (CRDP) / Community Placement Plan (CPP) Request for Proposals, Start-Up Funding Pending DDS Approval:

Redwood Coast Regional Center (RCRC) is one of 21 locally-based, non-profit corporations that contract with the State of California to develop and coordinate community resources and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families. RCRC serves Californians who reside in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.

RCRC submitted a funding proposal to the State Department of Developmental Services for start-up funding to carry out RCRC’s 2021-2022 CRDP/CPP. See the Request for Proposals (RFP) captioned below. CRDP/CPP funding is provided to:

  • Expand the availability, accessibility and types of services and supports to meet current and future needs of individuals and their families in the community.
  • Develop systems to ensure that quality services and supports in the least restrictive environment are provided to individuals in the community.
  • Develop services that are person-centered and represent the diversity of the regional center’s catchment area.

The below proposed projects for the fiscal year 2022-2023 reflect the need of RCRC’s four-county catchment area. RCRC may elect to fund all, part, or none of the proposed projects, depending on funding availability as approved by DDS, the quality of proposals received, and pending the approval of the projects as written.

Service provider for Enhanced Behavior Support Home in Humboldt County.

Please click the links below to access the formal RFP and attachments for additional details.

  1. FY22-23 Adult EBSH RFP
  2. FY22-23 Adult EBSH RFP Attachment A
  3. FY22-23 Adult EBSH RFP Attachment B

Before beginning work on the proposal, or if there are any questions regarding this RFP, it is recommended that interested parties contact:

Leah Thompson, M.A.
Community Placement Plan Resource Coordinator
Redwood Coast Regional Center
Phone: 707-616-2206

Please submit proposals to Leah Thompson at the contact information above.

Status: Closed.

Closes: Proposals due 6/10/2022 by 5:00 PM.


Non CRDP/CPP Request for Proposals


Self Determination–Jump Start

RCRC would like to announce the release of a Request for Proposals for Self Determination Jump Start services throughout Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino Counties.

The purpose of this service is to support people as they transition into Self-Determination at RCRC, to increase the diversity of people participating in Self-Determination, and to assist currently underserved people to access Self-Determination for needed services and supports. RCRC will award multiple contracts, if needed, in order to achieve the desired outcomes identified below,

Self-Determination means that people have the opportunity to direct their own lives and control their resources, in ways that they choose. The vision of Self-Determination is that people with disabilities will determine their own futures, with appropriate assistance from families and friends.

Prospective service providers must have experience and knowledge about Self-Determination and person-centered practices/planning, an understanding of the Home and Community-Based Services final rule and be familiar with the rural communities supported by Redwood Coast Regionals Center.

Proposals are not required to include all elements listed or to cover all four Counties. Multiple proposals may be awarded in order to achieve the outcomes below. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

RCRC has $22,440 allocated by The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) which is to be expended by March 2023. RCRC will award multiple contracts, if needed, in order to achieve the desired outcomes.

If you are interested in reviewing the full RFP documents, please contact Participant Choice Managers, Sheila Keys ( or Alex Chesstell (

Status: Active

Closes: 9/1/2022 at 5:00 PM

Licensed Clinical Psychologists | Licensed Educational Psychologists

RCRC has immediate opportunities for licensed clinical psychologists and licensed educational psychologists as independent contractors (“vendors”) to perform psychological assessments for children and adults.  The Psychologist Vendor will perform comprehensive psychological and developmental evaluations for RCRC clients and individual applying for Early Start or Regional Center Services.

Please click here to access the formal RFP for additional details.

Please submit a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and copy of professional license to Jerry Freitas at

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Jerry at the above email or call 707-464-7488 ext. 412.

Status: Active.

Closes: Active until filled.