Grants Available

OASAS Statewide SUD System Support

Application Due Date: October 11, 2022 by 5:00 pm

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) providers sustained significant fiscal stresses during and due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist providers with fiscal recovery and continued safe service provision of SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services, OASAS intends to make funds available to support programmatic stability to resume, sustain, and/or improve existing SUD program services.

OASAS will make available up to $20 million of supplemental Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental

Health Services Administration to support reasonable, necessary, and allowable SUD program costs incurred after March 15, 2021, that were not previously and will not otherwise

be reimbursed by other funding or programs, including State Aid and other grants. Funds are available through March 14, 2023. Any extension of availability of the funds is contingent upon Federal extension of the grant period.

Eligible applicants are Voluntary agencies or local governmental units (LGU) which provide direct care SUD treatment, prevention, and/or recovery services that (1) are OASAS-Certified and/or funded by OASAS State Aid as of the date of award; (2) were operational prior to January 31, 2020; (3) are pre-qualified in the Grants Gateway; and (4) have completed a certified Vendor Responsibility questionnaire are eligible to receive funds.

  • Providers applying for Primary Prevention funds must be an OASAS State Aid funded provider of primary prevention services under program code 5520

Applications Deadline: 10/11/2022 5:00 PM EST

Anticipated Notification of Award:  Continuous until funds are exhausted

Full RFA can be found at: http://www.oasas.ny.gov/request-applications

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education)

Application Due Date: October 13, 2022

The purpose of Project AWARE is to develop a sustainable infrastructure for school-based mental health programs and services. Grant recipients are expected to build collaborative partnerships with the State Education Agency (SEA), Local Education Agency (LEA), Tribal Education Agency (TEA), the State Mental Health Agency (SMHA), community-based providers of behavioral health care services, school personnel, community organizations, families, and school-aged youth. Grant recipients will leverage their partnerships to implement mental health related promotion, awareness, prevention, intervention, and resilience activities to ensure that students have access and are connected to appropriate and effective behavioral health services. SAMHSA expects that this program will promote the healthy social and emotional development of school-aged youth and prevent youth violence in school settings.

Funding is $1.8m/year for four years

Additional details are available here.

Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma

Application Due Date: October 17, 2022

The purpose of this program is to promote resilience, trauma-informed approaches, and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest, community violence, and/or collective trauma within the past 24 months; and assist high-risk youth and families through the implementation of evidence-based violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs. SAMHSA expects ReCAST to be guided by a community-based coalition of residents, non-profit organizations, and other entities (e.g., health and human service providers, schools, institutions of higher education, faith-based organizations, businesses, state and local government, law enforcement, and employment, housing, and transportation services agencies).

Eligible entities are States, political subdivisions of States, local municipalities (e.g., counties, cities, and local governments), public or private non-profit community-based organizations, Indian tribes, or tribal organizations (as defined in section 5304 of title 25), that have faced civil unrest, community violence and/or collective trauma.

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $10,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 10
Anticipated Award Amount: $1,000,000 per year
Length of Project: Up to 4 years

Additional details are available here.

FORE Releases Request for Proposals to Support Community-Driven Responses
to Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose Mortality

Application Due Date: October 21, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) is pleased to announce a new request for proposal for projects that support community-based organizations (CBO) capacity to reduce opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose mortality. Our goal is to help CBOs enhance their ability to deliver services addressing the opioid crisis, particularly in communities where people are at the greatest risk of developing OUD and dying from overdoses.

Community organizations have the trust of those they serve and understand what it takes to reduce barriers to OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery. Yet, these groups often struggle to find the flexible funding needed to maintain their operations or build partnerships that extend their work. Requests may relate to one of the following activities or may propose other activities:

  • Conducting organizational assessments to identify needs and design a plan to increase organizational effectiveness that will help meet current challenges, overcome barriers, and result in intentional and productive enhancements in OUD service delivery
  • Enhancing operational effectiveness to improve productivity and organizational functioning in areas such as administration, finance, human resources, and technology
  • Strengthening communication efforts to raise awareness about an organization’s mission and attract attention and resources to the organization
  • Expanding and stabilizing resources to develop financial stability by increasing the CBO’s ability to develop necessary resources and plan for longer-term sustainability, including the ability to apply for foundation, corporate support, and/or government funding streams
  • Strengthening and evaluating programming to enhance access and delivery of OUD services to more individuals and families in their communities
  • Fostering collaborations with a broader range of allies — e.g., child welfare, women and families, education, workforce, law enforcement, criminal justice, and primary and behavioral health entities — to strengthen community engagement that results in stronger and expanded services

This funding opportunity is limited to community-based organizations. These include organizations providing a range of social- and/or health-related services within a given geographic area, Recovery Community Organizations, and community coalitions/partnerships. Applicant organizations must be a 501(c)3 organization (or non-profit with appropriate 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor). Academic institutions, health care systems, and national organizations are ineligible, though they may partner with a CBO as long as the CBO is the lead applicant and recipient of the majority of requested funds.

More details can be found on our Apply for a Grant page or by clicking on the links to the left. Applicants may apply for a grant of up to $75,000 a year for up to two years. All applications must be submitted through our grants management system by 11:59 pm EST on October 21, 2022.

Due to the expected high interest in this funding opportunity, we will be holding an informational webinar on September 9, 2022, at 2pm EST to discuss the RFP and answer your questions. Register here!

Office of Mental Health NYS Trauma-Informed Network
and Resource Center

Application Due Date: October 26, 2022 by 1:00 p.m.

The New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health (OMH) announces the availability of funds for the New York State Trauma-Informed Network (NYS TIN) and for the expansion to create the NYS Trauma-Informed Network and Resource Center (NYS TINRC).

This funding is intended to enhance and expand the NYS TIN. It is expected that this funding will support capacity development for a resource center that will advance the understanding of trauma, the use of trauma-informed principles, and the availability of trauma-informed care throughout NYS. One award will be made in an amount of up to $9.5 million for a five-year contract. Annual funding for each of the five years will be up to $1.9 million, depending upon the availability of appropriations.

Additional details are available online here.

Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program

Application Due Date: November 22, 2022

“The purpose of the RHND Program is to support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.”

“While the RHND Program provides the opportunity for community specific programs, applicants should consider addressing the key priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within their programs: readiness for the next public health emergency, health equity, mental health, and value-based care.”

For more information see – https://engage.thenationalcouncil.org/HigherLogic/System/DownloadDocumentFile.ashx?DocumentFileKey=6e1099cc-e4bc-4a38-97c8-be0abc8df40e

OMH Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in Western Region

Application Due Date: December 14, 2022

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has announced the availability of funds for the development of one new (1) Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in the Office of Mental Health’s Western Region.

Youth ACT is designed to address the significant needs of children ages 10 up to 21, who are at risk of entering, or returning home from high intensity services, such as inpatient settings or residential services. Interventions are focused on enhancing family functioning to foster health/well-being, stability and re-integration for the child/youth. Youth ACT delivers intensive, highly coordinated, individualized services and skilled therapeutic interventions through an integrated, multi-disciplinary team approach to better achieve success and maintain the child in the home, school and community.

The Request For Proposal (RFP) can be found at: http://www.nyscr.ny.gov/adsOpen.cfm?ID=C3D2D2C6-4135-4ED1-991E-370F82AA1E64.

Evidence-Based Practices in OMH-Licensed Community Based Provider Agencies
to Serve Children and Families with Significant Mental Health Needs

Application Due Date: December 30, 2022

The New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health (OMH) is providing one-time funding totaling $4,200,000 to OMH-licensed, designated, or funded programs to support implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families. Specifically, these resources are intended to support children and youth in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in alignment with the design and intent of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act and American Rescue Plan Act. Specifically, the Mental Health Block Grant is “designed to provide comprehensive community mental health services, including services that address the needs of children” and “to increase access to evidence-based treatment and coordinated recovery support for those with SMI and SED”.

Successful EBP implementation requires time and resources. The purpose of this one-time funding opportunity is to offset some of the costs to providers seeking EBP qualification, achieving EBP qualification, retaining EBP qualified clinicians, integrating EBP data tracking within their billing procedures, and expanding the delivery of EBP services.

Information is available on the New York State Contract Reporter at: http://www.nyscr.ny.gov/adsOpen.cfm?ID=64CBC5A3-0372-42A2-94A8-2F31B13CE4A2