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Piney Woods (Region 4)

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About Piney Woods

The Piney Woods community, previously known as Region 4, is comprised of 23 counties.

The Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) for this area is 4Kids4Families. Visit the 4Kids4Families website to learn about them.

Joint Operations Manual

DFPS/4Kids4Families Joint Operations Manual


  • April 18, 2022: Request for application released
  • February 23, 2023: Contract awarded* to 4Kids4Families
  • March 1, 2023: Stage I start-up (current activity)
  • November 1, 2023: Stage I go-live
  • November 1, 2023: Stage II start-up
  • May 1, 2024: Stage II go-live
  • March 1, 2028: Contract renewal
  • March 1, 2033: Community area re-procurementVisual of timeline
    *Steps to view the executed contract for 4Kids4Familes (# HHS001183200001):
    Contract Database Search icon
    1. Go to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) contract database website and click on “Contract Database Search”.
    2. In the Contract ID field, enter the contract number.
    3. In the Agency dropdown, select “530 - Family & Protective Services”.
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “Submit Search” button.
    5. When the results appear, click on the “Display Expanded Data Set” button.
    6. Next, click on the "+" icon to view contract information.
    7. To view a document in the Attachments section, click on the magnifying glass icon magnifying glass icon  to the left of the document you wish to review.

    Note: The contract file name typically appears with the contract number followed by the word “Contract”.


Stay informed by visiting the 4kids4families website.


Contact 4Kids4Families

For concerns:

Title Name / Email
President/CEO Scott Lundy
Senior Vice President of Community-Based Care Jon Mark McMullen


Click here to view all CBC forms on the DFPS website.

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Expanding Community-Based Care

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Frequently Asked Questions