REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Self-Determination Program (SDP) Support

June 24, 2022

PURPOSE

The Self-Determination Program Local Advisory Committee (SDP LAC) for the Westside Regional Center (WRC) is seeking proposals to support the implementation of the Self-Determination Program (SDP) within the WRC catchment area.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Self-Determination Program

On July 1, 2021, the Self-Determination Program officially became an option for all individuals eligible for Regional Center services under the Lanterman Act. California’s Self-Determination Program is a voluntary regional center program that provides participants with an individual budget, which they use to purchase the services/activities/items and the care/support they need to carry out and achieve their person-centered plan (PCP) and Individual Program Plan (IPP). Self-Determination means more choice, independence, freedom, and control for participants and their families.

Local Advisory Committees

Self-Determination Program Local Advisory Committees (SDP LACs) were established by law to provide oversight of the Self-Determination Program and make recommendations for improvement to each local regional center and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Periodically, funds are granted by the DDS to the SDP LACs and Regional Centers to support the implementation of the SDP.

Project Priorities

The SDP LAC for WRC has identified the following priorities to support the effective implementation of the SDP. These priorities are:

  1. Ensuring new participants have the knowledge, resources, and support needed to use SDP effectively and efficiently
  2. Ensuring new participants have access to 1:1 coaching provided by an individual or organization that will provide outreach and will individually assist participants and families in understanding the SDP, identifying Independent Facilitators and Fiscal Management Services, and supporting and encouraging them to move forward in the process until completion.
  3. Assisting the SDP LAC in identifying goals and objectives that will result in increased guidance for, and improved implementation of, the Self-Determination Program at WRC.

For full details, please download the “Request for Proposals” document below. 

Inquiries concerning this RFP should be directed to Cesar Garcia – Director of Client Services by phone at 310-258-4090 or email at CesarG@WestsideRC.org. Proposals are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022.