Grants Available

National Council/CDC RFA to Support Overdose Prevention Efforts

Application Due Date: February 3, 2023

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is excited to announce an upcoming grant funding opportunity to support overdose prevention efforts.

Through a competitive Request for Funding Applications (RFA) process, the National Council will select up to 25 community behavioral health organizations, harm reduction organizations and other community-based organizations. Funding will support organizations to implement evidence-based or promising strategies to enhance and expand critical services that reduce the risk of overdose by increasing engagement in evidence-based and innovative harm reduction strategies, linkage to care and peer support services. Awards will be made in amounts of up to $100,000 for yearlong projects beginning in March 2023. In addition to funding, selected sites will receive and participate in training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities. Eligible applicants include community-based organizations in the U.S. that provide services within a city or county with a population of 400,000 people or more. Applicants should use the 2020 – 2021 U.S. Census population totals to confirm city or county eligibility.

While the office hours for this RFA have ended, please visit the RFA landing page, view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, or watch the recording and view the slides from the informational office hour session on 1/11/23 to learn more about this exciting opportunity! Deadline to submit applications is 2/3/23.

OMH RFP for Safe Options Support (SOS) Program: CTI Teams

Application Due Date: February 3, 2023

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is issued to solicit applications for funding to support 8 SOS (Safe Options Support) Critical Time Intervention (CTI) Teams to operate in regions across New York State, with the exception of New York City. SOS CTI Teams will use an evidence-based CTI approach to provide intensive outreach, engagement, and care coordination services to individuals experiencing street homelessness and those in temporary shelter settings. Individuals will be identified through collaboration with community partners including outreach teams, law enforcement, hospitals, and others in close contact with those in need.

A Bidder’s Conference will be held Wednesday, 1/25/2023 at 1:00 PM EST
Via WebEx. Prospective Applicants’ participation in this conference is highly encouraged but not mandatory.  The purpose of the Bidder’s Conference is to:

  • Explain the initiative
  • Explain the RFP process, and
  • Answer any questions Applicants may have related to the project or the process

Register and join from the webinar link

Additional details available from the RFP available here.

OASAS Comprehensive Low Threshold Buprenorphine Services in NYS

Application Due Date: February 22, 2023

Through Opioid Settlement Funds, the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), is seeking applications for the development and implementation of Comprehensive Low Threshold Buprenorphine Services in New York State (NYS) as part of a comprehensive approach to reduce the trend of fatal overdoses throughout New York. The purpose of this proposal is to increase access to person centered comprehensive substance use disorder treatment and Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) services.

Funding available:

  • $7,500,000 is currently available to support Comprehensive Low-Threshold Buprenorphine Programs through a maximum of 15 awards; each award may be up to $500,000; an additional two years of funding may be provided as available.
  • OASAS seeks to award at least one program in each of the 10 Empire State Development (ESD) Region. The 10 Regions can be found at:

Eligible applicants are a non-profit or governmental entity that meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Voluntary agencies that operate OASAS-certified, funded, or otherwise authorized SUD treatment programs
  2. Voluntary agencies that operate OMH-licensed mental health services programs
  3. Hospitals
  4. Syringe Services Programs (SSP)
  5. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)

In addition, Eligible applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Have a NYS licensed provider (APN, MD/DO, PA)
  • Have a federal DEA registration.

Applicants are advised that OASAS may not fund an application where the applicant is an OASAS-certified treatment provider that is not in good standing at the time an award is made.

Application Deadline:  2/22/2023

Full RFA can be found at:

OASAS Community Prevention & Intervention Project (CPIP)

Application Due Date: February 24, 2023

Prevention services in New York State are expanding their reach to youth, families, and communities with higher risk factors and lower protective factors for the prevention of substance use and misuse. Prevention services also aim to reach individuals across the life span to identify opportunities for early intervention to reduce misuse. This funding opportunity aims to develop localized, coordinated, culturally responsive, and comprehensive prevention services to reduce behavioral health disparities such as access to prevention in specific geographic areas in our state that are currently underserved. The initiative will support the implementation or expansion of culturally appropriate prevention into areas deemed as prevention service deserts, which can be defined as areas where substance use/misuse prevention programs and supports are difficult to find and/or access. Increasing the reach of equitable behavioral health services, specifically prevention, into underserved communities will enhance progress towards improving health outcomes for individuals and families living in those communities.

An OASAS funded prevention provider or a non-profit community agency that demonstrates experience and/or knowledge of implementing evidence-based substance use and misuse prevention services based on the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) can serve as the lead Prevention agency for the network.  One award will be made in each of the twelve regions established under the State Opioid Response grant. 

Full RFA can be found at:

OMH Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program

Application Due Date: Ongoing through February 28, 2023 or until all funds have been dispersed

The New York State Office of Mental Health has issued a Request for Application (RFA) for a minimum of 360 OMH Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program (OMH CMHLRP) awards with the purpose of recruitment and retention of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

For licensed programs, the OMH CMHLRP is awarding State Aid grants for loan repayment for both eligible existing or newly hired psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners in designated community mental health settings throughout New York State as follows:

  • For psychiatrists, the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $120,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.
  • For psychiatric nurse practitioners, the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.

A total of $9 million annually is available to fund the OMH CMHLRP during FY 2022-23. These funds will support a minimum of 360 awards (180 psychiatrists/180 psychiatric nurse practitioners). Providers of licensed community mental health programs in one of the two below specified program categories may apply on behalf of eligible staff.

  •  Inpatient/CPEP: Licensed providers of Article 28 hospital inpatient psychiatric units, Article 31 freestanding inpatient hospital programs and Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs (CPEPs).
  • Outpatient: Licensed providers of Article 31 outpatient programs including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, Continuing Day Treatment (CDT), Children’s Day Treatment, Partial Hospitalization (PH), Personalized Recover Oriented Services (PROS), and Mental Health Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitative Services (MHOTRS).

OMH has assigned an Issuing Officer for this project. The Issuing Officer or a designee shall be the sole point of contact regarding the RFA from the date of issuance of the RFA until the issuance of the Notice of Conditional Award. To avoid being deemed non-responsive, an applicant is restricted from making contact with any other personnel of OMH regarding the RFA. Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for a contract award.  The Issuing Officer for this RFP is:

Carol Swiderski, Contract Management Specialist 2
New York State Office of Mental Health
Contracts and Claims
44 Holland Avenue, 7th Floor
Albany, NY 12229

For additional information and requirements please refer to the Request for Application (RFA) Office of Mental Health Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program (OMH CMHLRP) issued by the New York State Office of Mental Health. The OMH CMHLRP RFA can be found at: