Grants Available

OMH Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program

Application due date: Ongoing

The New York State Office of Mental Health has issued a Request for Application (RFA) for a minimum of two-hundred thirty-five (235) 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.

In addition, the OMH CMHLRP is now awarding State Aid grants for loan repayment for eligible psychiatric physician assistants (PAs) in designated community mental health settings throughout New York State as follows:

  • For psychiatric PAs, 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.  Following Round 1 of the OMH CMHLRP, which awarded $3.4M annually, a total of $5.6 million annually remains available to fund additional awards for the OMH CMHLRP during FY 2023-24. These funds will support a minimum of 235 awards for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners and psychiatric physician assistants. 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, OMH
carol.swiderski@omh.ny.gov

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: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/.

OMH Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program – New Professions Added

Application Due Date: Ongoing

The New York State Office of Mental Health has issued a Request for Application (RFA) for a minimum of five-hundred (500) OMH Community Mental Health Loan Repayment Program (OMH CMHLRP) awards with the purpose of recruitment and retention of licensed master social workers (LMSWs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), licensed creative arts therapists (LCATs), licensed psychoanalysts, and licensed psychologists. Of the total $5M available, $1M has been set aside specifically for each (1) diversity, equity, and inclusion and (2) priority mental health assignments. These funds will support a minimum of 500 awards for additional titles working in eligible mental health programs as follows:

  • For licensed master social workers (LMSWs), the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.
  • For licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.
  • For licensed mental health counselors (LMHCs), the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.
  • For licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.
  • For licensed creative arts therapists (LCATs), the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.
  • For licensed psychoanalysts, the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.
  • For licensed psychologists, the OMH CMHLRP provides up to $30,000 in loan repayment over a three-year period.

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, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Programs (CPEPs), and Residential Treatment Facility – Children & Youth.
  •  Outpatient/Crisis Residence: Licensed providers of Article 31 outpatient programs including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, Continuing Day Treatment (CDT), Children’s Day Treatment, Children’s Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (CMHRS), Partial Hospitalization (PH), Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS), Mental Health Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitative Services (MHOTRS), and Crisis Stabilization Centers (Intensive & Supportive) or licensed providers of crisis residence programs including Children’s Crisis Residence, Intensive Crisis Residence, and Residential Crisis Support.

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
carol.swiderski@omh.ny.gov

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: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2023/cmhlrp/round-three/index.html

Addiction Professionals Scholarship Program at Community-Based Organizations

Application Due Date: Ongoing

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) will provide Addiction Professionals Scholarship Program funds to nine (9) community-based organizations throughout New York State for:

  • The Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) 350-hour certificate program and the Credentialed Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA) 50-hour certificate program at Alcohol & Drug Awareness Council of Orange County; Exponents Center for Personal and Professional Development; and Helio Health and
  • The Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) 350-hour certificate program at The Addictions Care Center of Albany; DePaul’s National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area; Farnham Family Services; Outreach Training Institute; Samaritan Daytop Village; and St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center. 

 Please see the attached flyer and the following link for additional information Professional Training | Office of Addiction Services and Supports (ny.gov).  

To apply, please contact the CBO of your choice for an application.  Please apply soon as applications are being accepted on a continuing basis until all scholarships are awarded.

White House Announces $28 Million in Grants for Expanding Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services

Application Due Date: April 1, 2024

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced funding opportunities for two grant programs aimed at expanding substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services, totaling $28 million. $24.4 million is allocated to grants to expand the SUD treatment capacity and recovery support services of adult and family drug courts, while another $3.6 million is allocated to a state pilot program for SUD treatment in pregnant and postpartum women.

Read the SAMHSA press release for more information.

DOH Funding: Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program IV RFA

Application Due Date: April 10, 2024 by 4:00 p.m.

On January 9, 2024, the New York State Department of Health announced the availability of funds under the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program IV, established pursuant to Section 2825-g of the Public Health Law.

A total of up to $250,000,000 is available through Request for Applications (RFA #20244) to health care providers in support of capital projects, debt retirement, working capital or other non-capital projects that facilitate furthering transformational goals, including, but not limited to, transforming, redesigning, and strengthening quality health care services in alignment with
statewide and regional health care needs and in the ongoing pandemic response, or other activities intended to build innovative, patient-centered models of care, to increase access to care, to improve the quality of care and to ensure financial sustainability of health care providers.

Eligible Applicants include hospitals, residential care facilities, adult care facilities, assisted living programs, children’s residential treatment facilities licensed by the Office of Mental Health (OMH), and residential facilities or day program facilities licensed by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Eligible Applicants also include community-based health care providers which include diagnostic and treatment centers, home care providers, primary care providers, independent practice associations or organizations, hospice providers, outpatient clinics licensed by OMH, the Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS) or OPWDD, and community-based programs funded by OMH, OASAS, OPWDD or through local governmental units.

The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program IV RFA #20244 can be accessed through the New York State Department of Health website at http://www.health.ny.gov/funding/ OR through the Grants Gateway website at http://grantsreform.ny.gov. Applications must be submitted in Grants Gateway by 4:00 PM EST on April 10, 2024.

OMH Funding Opportunity: Adult Critical Time Intervention Teams

Application Due Date: April 25, 2024 by 2:00 pm ET

The New York State Office of Mental Health announces the availability of funds to develop 26 Adult Critical Time Intervention Teams statewide. These CTI Teams will serve individuals during a critical transition time who have mental illness and who have not been successfully engaged in services during or after critical times in transition.

The CTI model is an evidence-based approach that is a time-limited, phase-based care management service designed to help vulnerable individuals during critical times of transition in their lives.  CTI promotes community integration, self-advocacy, and access to ongoing support by helping individuals develop and utilize strong ties to their professional and non-professional support systems during and after these transition periods. CTI includes assertive outreach and engagement with individuals in higher-level of care settings as well as in the community with a focus on addressing key social care needs at the individual level. CTI places emphasis on helping individuals build skills and strengthen linkages to ongoing sources of support that will remain in place after the time-limited CTI intervention ends.

The full RFP can be found on the OMH website at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2024/actit/index.html   

All applications must be completed in and submitted through the Statewide Financial System (SFS) at https://www.sfs.ny.gov/

Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program (OIFSP) (HRSA-24-016)

Application due date: May 6, 2024

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to increase the behavioral health workforce and expand access to behavioral health services.

The Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program (OIFSP) supports training programs that increase the skills and knowledge of peer support specialists and other behavioral health-related paraprofessionals who provide services to families affected by opioid use disorders and other substance use disorders. Additionally, the program focuses on supporting children and adolescents in high-need and high-demand areas who have experienced trauma and are at risk for mental health disorders.

HRSA will award approximately $16.8 million to up to 28 grantees over a period of four years through this funding opportunity.

Eligible applicants:

•    State-licensed mental health nonprofit and for-profit organizations, such as universities, community colleges, and technical schools.
•    Domestic community-based organizations.
•    Tribes and tribal organizations.

View the Grant Opportunity for complete eligibility information.

Have questions? Watch a pre-recorded Technical Assistance Webinar (coming soon) and join the live Q&A Session on Zoom on Wednesday, April 10 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET.

OMH Funding Opportunity- Mental Health Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitative Services

Application due date: May 14, 2024 by 2:00 pm EST

The New York State (NYS) Office of Mental Health (OMH) is providing one-time funding of up to $250,000 to OMH providers through two opportunities in Mental Health Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitative Services (MHOTRS) programs (formerly known as Article 31 Clinics). This funding opportunity is intended to promote development of MHOTRS programs and services in underserved geographic areas, as well as to underserved populations in all areas.

To reach these goals, applicants may apply for two opportunities: (1) to establish or enhance access to mental health services in (1a) underserved areas or (1b) for underserved populations in any area, or (2) to establish immediate (same-day) access to individuals in distress, with a focus on diverting unnecessary use of emergency/crisis services, including through addressing Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN). The 2023-2024 Executive Budget dedicated funding to improve access to quality mental health services across New York State.

The RFP can be found on the OMH website at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2024/mhotrs/index.html

OMH Funding Opportunity: Capital for New Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities for Children and Adolescents

Application due date: May 30, 2024 by 2:00 pm ET

The Office of Mental Health (OMH) announces the availability of $30 million in capital funds for the acquisition of new property, construction of new facilities or rehabilitation of existing buildings for the development of new Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF), also known as Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs), within three distinct regions in New York State. As a part of a historic investment in mental health services for children, adolescents and adults, the Office of Mental Health is seeking to increase PRTF accessibility by opening new PRTF programs to serve children and adolescents based on regional and statewide need. PRTFs are voluntary sub-acute inpatient psychiatric programs and are statewide resources that serve children and youth from all regions, regardless of region of location.

There will be a Bidders’ Conference held on March 27, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Prospective Proposers’ participation in these conferences is highly encouraged, but not mandatory. Please see the RFP for more information.

The full RFP can be found on the OMH website at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2024/rtf_capital_rfp/index.html

OMH Funding Opportunity: Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Application due date: July 1, 2024 by 1:00 pm ET

 The New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Addiction Services and Supports and the Department of Health, announce the development of 13 new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) within the ten economic development regions (EDR) of New York State which will participate in the federal CCBHC Demonstration.

The Offices are seeking to develop five (5) CCBHCs within downstate, which includes New York City (Richmond, Kings, Queens, Bronx, NY) and Long Island (Suffolk, Nassau) and eight (8) CCBHCs within the upstate EDRs outside of NYC and Long Island, as detailed in Section 4.3 of the RFP.

Request for Proposals: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2024/ccbhc/index.html