Grants Available

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) –
Planning, Development, and Implementation Grants

Application Due Date: May 17, 2022

Description
The purpose of this program is to help to transform community behavioral health systems and provide comprehensive, coordinated behavioral health care by establishing new CCBHC programs. CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered integrated services. The intent of the CCBHC-PDI grant program is to (a) assist organizations in the planning for and development and implementation of a CCBHC that meets the CCBHC Certification Criteria (PDF | 755 KB), (b) provide a comprehensive range of outreach, screening, assessment, treatment, care coordination, and recovery supports based on a needs assessment that aligns with the CCBHC Certification Criteria, and (c) support recovery from mental illness and/or substance use disorders (SUD) by providing access to high-quality mental health and SUD services, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. This includes any individual with a mental or substance use disorder who seeks care, including those with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorder (SUD) including opioid use; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD); and individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. SAMHSA expects that applicants will include a focus on groups facing health disparities, as identified in the community needs assessment in the population of focus.

Eligibility
Community-based behavioral health non-profit organizations, or organizations that are either (a) part of a local government behavioral health authority; or (b) operated under the authority of the Indian Health Service, an Indian tribe, or tribal organization; or (c) an Urban Indian Organization pursuant to a grant or contract with the Indian Health Service under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

Award Information
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $156,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 156
Anticipated Award Amount: $1,000,000
Length of Project: Up to four years

Additional details are available here.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)–
Improvement and Advancement Grants

Application Due Date: May 17, 2022

Description
The purpose of this program is to help transform community behavioral health systems and provide comprehensive, integrated, coordinated, and person-centered behavioral health care by enhancing and improving CCBHCs that currently meet the CCBHC Certification Criteria. The intent of the CCBHC-IA grant program is to improve access to community-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment and support, including 24/7 crisis services, to anyone in their service area who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay or place of residence. This includes any individual with a mental or substance use disorder who seeks care, including those with serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorder (SUD) including opioid use disorder; children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED); individuals with co-occurring mental and substance disorders (COD); and individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. SAMHSA expects that applicants will include a focus on groups facing health disparities as identified in the community needs assessment in the population of focus.

Eligibility
Eligible applicants for this NOFO are (1) existing CCBHC Medicaid Demonstration Program sites; (2) existing CCBHC-Expansion grant recipients; or (3) an organization that has been certified by the state as a CCBHC.

Award Information
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $156,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 156
Anticipated Award Amount: $1,000,000
Length of Project: Up to four years

Additional details are available here.

OMH Expedited Engagement Program

Application Due Date: June 7, 2022 by 3:00 p.m.

Purpose of the Request for Proposal
OMH, in order to address racial equity in the NYC region, announces the availability of funds in the amount of $120,000 annually, through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, to provide support and connections to young adults aged 18-25 and their families impacted by disparities. OMH invites interested bidders from New York State to submit proposals to serve as a contractor to operate the Expedited Engagement Program (EEP) in the Bronx and/or Brooklyn. The program will proactively reach out to those affected by racial inequity who may need mental health resources and other supports. This program will be comprised of a Family Connection Specialist who will link the young adult and their family to an array of mental health and/or community-based services and social supports that will benefit these individuals.

The Expedited Engagement Program is a newly structured outreach program that will allow an organization the flexibility and creativity for further design and implementation. The EEP is intended to offer individuals and their families a service that is vital to accessing care and support to mitigate the impact of trauma and other stressors that may lead to behavioral health problems and poor health outcomes. The Family Connection Specialist will provide psychoeducation regarding social determinants of health including, but not limited to, the impact that exposure to crime, violence and social disorder has on health outcomes and a person’s general wellbeing. The Family Connection Specialist will assess needs, provide crisis support, and offer information and linkages to services including, but not limited to, health/behavioral health care, educational opportunities, housing, entitlements, social supports and legal services.  Advocating for the individual and their family will also be a focus of the program.

Target Population/Eligibility Criteria
The target population for the Expedited Engagement Program are New York City residents, who:

  • Are aged 18 – 25 and have experienced racism or racial inequity in the
    community or a family member of that person. Please note that this program is not Medicaid funded, therefore, citizenship is not required.

Availability of the RFP
The RFP will be available on the OMH website, advertised through the NYS Contract Reporter, and posted on the Grants Gateway.

Availability of Funding
A total of $600,000 for the five-year contract is available.
Annual funding for each of the five years is $120,000.

OMH and OASAS Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers

Application Due Date: June 9, 2022

The Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) have issued a Request for Proposals for the development of 12 new Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers. The Offices are seeking development of three Centers within the New York City economic development region, and nine Centers outside of New York City, throughout the remaining economic development regions.

The Crisis Stabilization Centers will be jointly certified by OMH and OASAS.  Crisis Stabilization Centers are developed in collaboration with the communities they serve, including Local Mental Hygiene Directors, schools, community providers, law enforcement agencies and other identified programs to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for referrals and follow-up.

OMH and OASAS have assigned an Issuing Officer for this project. The Issuing Officer or a designee shall be the sole point of contact regarding the RFP from the date of issuance of the RFP 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 and OASAS regarding the RFP. Certain findings of non-responsibility can result in rejection for a contract award.

The Issuing Officer for this RFP, who shall coordinate on behalf of both OMH and OASAS, is:

Carol Swiderski
New York State Office of Mental Health Contracts and Claims
44 Holland Avenue, 7th Floor Albany, NY 12229
carol.swiderski@omh.ny.gov

This RFP can be found on both the OMH website under Procurement Opportunities at:

https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2022/icsc/crisis_stabilization_center_rfp.pdf and the OASAS website under Procurement at: https://oasas.ny.gov/procurement.

 

OMH Funding to Expand Activities that Support
Children and Families with Significant Mental Health Needs

Application Due Date: July 1, 2022

The New York State Office of Mental Health is providing two, one-time funding opportunities for agencies to expand activities that support children and families with significant mental health needs. These opportunities will expand critical treatment and support services for children with significant mental health needs and their families in areas of New York that have been impacted by the COVID pandemic.

Information on each is available on the New York State Contract Reporter website and linked below.

Community Supports to Non-Profit Entities for Children & Families with Significant Mental Health Needs
Not-for-profit community-based agencies offering non-licensed mental health-oriented supportive services targeted towards children with significant mental health needs and their families.  Eligible applicants must be contracted with/funded by their local county mental health departments with local funds, State Aid monies or direct OMH contracts for mental health related services and supports targeting children and their families. These eligible applicants can apply to expand their existing funded program/services to meet the urgent and growing needs of children and their families.  Activities may include the expansion of existing services, along with additional activities or approaches to outreach to, engage, and/or serve the targeted populations and areas identified in this grant.

Treatment Supports for OMH-Licensed Community Based Provider Agencies
Eligible applicants must be OMH Licensed community-based provider agencies with one year of  experience offering licensed mental health treatment services targeted towards children with significant mental health needs and their families.  These eligible applicants can apply to expand and enhance their existing funded program/services to be able to meet the urgent and growing needs of children and their families.  Activities may include the expansion of existing services, along with additional activities or approaches to outreach to, engage, and/or better serve the targeted populations and areas identified in this grant.