To provide services and access THP-Plus funds, THP-Plus providers must be certified by the county on an annual basis. (This is an entirely different process than state foster care licensing, and following 2011 Realignment, counties and providers are no longer required to submit THP-Plus plans to the state).
Counties can certify providers in one of two ways:
- If the county issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) the issuing county can request enough information from each potential provider to fulfill the THP-Plus certification requirements. This process allows counties to select providers and certify them simultaneously.
- In counties that do not issue an RFP, providers submit documentation to the county that demonstrates compliance with THP-Plus regulations.