Doing Business with the Department of Human Services

The Kenosha County Department of Human Services (KCDHS) does business with independent agencies and contractors in a number of different settings. Most business transactions between KCDHS and independent agencies are based on the department's need to provide services to individuals in the community. 

Independent agencies may compete to provide such services through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. As a general guideline, KCDHS RFPs are announced and made available through this website.

Notice of RFP

Attention Human Services Providers: Kenosha County Department of Human Services (KCDHS) as the Administrative and Fiscal Entity for the Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SE WI WDB) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) to be awarded on a competitive basis for the period of July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024, with options to renew for the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Services of Adult, Business Solutions, Dislocated Worker & Youth. Interested parties must register to view the RFP files. Be sure to provide a valid email address during registration to receive a confirmation email with the links to download the RFP and submit your Notice of Intent (mandatory). All questions must be submitted in writing by email to [email protected] by 3:00 PM, local time on April 6, 2023. Check back April 7, 2023, for required RFP Questions and Answers Amendment/Addenda to return with your Proposal. The deadline for receipt of Proposals will be April 21, 2023, by 12:00 PM, local time.

Civil Rights Compliance

Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination of members, applicants, enrollees, and beneficiaries in any programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Those laws include:

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975
  • Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  • Their respective implementing regulations

They prohibit recipients and subrecipients of Federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and, in some programs, religious creed or political affiliation or beliefs, in their programs or activities, and in retaliating or engaging in reprisals against individuals for opposing discrimination protected under these laws.

The 2022-2025 Civil Rights Compliance (CRC) Letter of Assurance (LOA) is required of all contracted providers receiving federal funds. It does not matter the number of employees, or the amount of funding received. An LOA must be submitted to the KCDHS Office of the Director, Contract Management. 

Contractors with 50 or more employees, who also receive $50,000 or more in funding, must also have a completed CRC plan in place. The CRC plan must be made available upon request by any State of WI or Kenosha County representative. 

For more information, navigate to Civil Rights Compliance Information | Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Other General Information

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