Service Provider Requirements and Application Process

Community Service Providers: Organizations interested in providing services at the Family Resource Centers must meet the following requirements:

If applicant is a public agency:

  • Services offered must fulfill one or more of the seven core services.
  • Provide services at no cost to FRC clients.
  • Complete and submit a Service Agreement with supporting documents. An application packet may be obtained at the FRC. Approved Professional Service Agreements are valid for three calendar years unless revoked. Revocation may occur for failure to perform services described within the scope of the agreement, engaging in criminal activity, or engaging in unauthorized activities prohibited within the FRC. A new Service Agreement, and all supporting documentation, must be re-submitted every 3 years for re-approval.
  • Complete and sign a Criminal Background Check Affidavit.
  • Receive approval from the FRC Coordinator and FRC Supervisor. DPSS will have final written approval authority.

If applicant is a private non-profit, a 501(c)3:

    • To qualify as a 501(c) 3 the applicant must provide: 1.) A letter of good standing from the California Secretary of State; and 2.) Verification of tax exempt status both from the California Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service.
    • Services offered must fulfill one or more of the seven core services.
    • Complete and submit a Professional Service Agreement with supporting documents. An application packet may be obtained at the FRC. Approved Professional Service Agreements are valid for three calendar years unless revoked. Revocation may occur for failure to perform services described within the scope of the agreement, engaging in criminal activity, or engaging in unauthorized activities prohibited within the FRC. A new Service Agreement, and all supporting documentation, must be re-submitted every 3 years for re-approval.
    • Provide services at no cost to FRC clients.
    • Demonstrate a history of community service for a minimum of three (3) years.
    • Disclose source(s) of funding used to provide services.
    • Submit one of the following: 1.) an audited financial statement; or 2.) a balance sheet; or 3.) tax returns for the last three years.
    • Provide two letters of reference confirming satisfactory service provision to a targeted community population:
      • Each letter of reference shall be on letter head and shall include a contact person and telephone number.
      • Contain a brief description of services provided and population(s) served.
      • The start and end dates when services were provided.
    • Provide proof of all required insurance; this may include professional services insurance, Worker’s Compensation, vehicle liability and general liability insurance.
    • Have available for inspection all required professional licenses and employee handbook.
    • Complete and sign a Criminal Background Check Affidavit.
    • Receive approval from the FRC Coordinator and FRC Supervisor. DPSS will have final written approval authority.

If applicant is under contract with DPSS:

  • Services must fulfill one or more of the seven core services.
  • Complete and submit a Professional Service Agreement with supporting documents. An application packet may be obtained at the FRC. Approved Service Agreements are valid for three calendar years unless revoked. Revocation may occur for failure to perform services described within the scope of the agreement, engaging in criminal activity, or engaging in unauthorized activities prohibited within the FRC. A new Service Agreement, and all supporting documentation, must be re-submitted every 3 years for re-approval.
  • Provide services at no cost to FRC clients.
  • Complete and sign a Criminal Background Check Affidavit.
  • Receive approval from the FRC Coordinator and FRC Supervisor. DPSS will have final written approval authority.

Professional Service Agreement Packet (PDF Document)

Please contact your local Family Resource Center for more information on the Professional Service Agreement Packet.