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.

OMH Funding Opportunity – Safe Options Support (SOS) Program: Older Adult & Medically Fragile Support Team – New York City

Application Due Date: June 25, 2024 by 2:00 pm EST

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking proposals from Local Government Units (LGU’s), Public Benefit Corporations, and not-for-profit agencies to develop and operate one (1) Older Adult & Medically Fragile Support Team in New York City.

The Older Adult & Medically Fragile Support Team will work in conjunction with the NYC Safe Options Support (SOS) Critical Time Intervention (CTI) Teams to provide specialized services and supports to older adults (age 50+) and individuals with existing chronic medical conditions who are currently unsheltered or recently transitioned from street homelessness to housing.

The team will work collaboratively with the NYC SOS CTI Teams to offer short-term interventions and specialized services to older adults with unmet age-related needs and medically fragile individuals who are enrolled in SOS services. Services will be delivered both in the member’s home and in the community, including shelter settings, temporary housing placements, or other settings of the member’s choice.

This multidisciplinary team will work in close collaboration with SOS CTI Teams, primary care physicians, specialty care providers, hearing and vision providers, housing providers and others to ensure that SOS members are receiving all services and supports needed to live in the least restrictive environment possible.

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

OMH Funding Opportunity: Youth Assertive Community Treatment Teams
(Hudson River, Central NY, and Western NY Regions)

Application Due Date: June 26, 2024 by 2:00 pm ET

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has announced the availability of funds for the development of six (6) new Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams throughout the State.  These teams will be located in the Hudson River, Central NY and Western NY regions.  Youth ACT teams are 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 teams deliver 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: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/rfp/2024/yact/index.html.  Proposals must be submitted by the date and time posted within this RFP.

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

CMS Navigator Notice of Funding Opportunity 

Application due date: July 8, 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of $500 million in grants over the next five years to increase the number of organizations who help people enroll in health coverage through the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) on HealthCare.gov. This is the largest funding allocation CMS has made available for Navigator grants to date. With the additional funding, CMS encourages eligible entities and individuals to apply, especially those that focus on education, outreach, and enrollment efforts to underserved and diverse communities.

1. What’s new for this year’s Navigator Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)?

•    Focuses on increased participation of smaller, community-based organizations as part of CMS efforts to reach people where they are.
•    Provides longer multi-year grant funding.
•    Shorter and easier to understand application.

2. Who can apply?

Eligible organizations may include but are not limited to community and consumer-focused nonprofit groups; trade, industry, and professional associations; commercial fishing industry organizations; ranching and farming organizations; chambers of commerce; unions; resource partners of the Small Business Administration; and non-healthcare licensed insurance agents and brokers. Such other entities may include but are not limited to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, and state or local human service agencies.

3. How much funding is available through this funding opportunity?

CMS expects to award $500 million total over the five-year period of performance, provided in five budget periods of 12 months each; $100 million is available for the first 12-month budget period.

4. Will there be technical assistance available for applicants?

CMS will hold two technical assistance sessions for potential applicants. These sessions will provide applicants with an overview of this project, relay budget guidance, and review the instructions for applying outlined in the 2024 Navigator funding opportunity. Applicants are encouraged to submit questions in advance of each session to: Navigatorgrants@cms.hhs.gov.

Technical Assistance Session #1

•    Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
•    Time: 2:00-3:00pm ET
•    Join via Zoom: 2024 Navigator NOFO Technical Assistance Session #1, Meeting ID: 160 924 9299 , Password: 294113

Technical Assistance Session #2

•    Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
•    Time: 2:00-3:00pm ET
•    Join via Zoom: 2024 Navigator NOFO Technical Assistance Session #2, Meeting ID: 161 815 5550, Password: 829693

5. What is the deadline to submit an application for the NOFO?

Applications must be submitted by July 8, 2024 at 11:59pm ET. You must submit your application through Grants.gov. Grants.gov creates a date and time record when it receives the application. If you submit the same application more than once, we will accept the last on-time submission.

For instructions on how to submit in Grants.gov, see Quick Start Guide for Applicants.

6. Can my organization help promote the NOFO

  • CMS encourages partners to share this listserv with your networks and to use the below social media and attached graphics on your social accounts.

CMS has announced $500 million in grants over the next 5 years for Navigator programs, as part of the continued efforts to connect people to the ACA Marketplace and other health coverage options. Learn more: go.cms.gov/3VxVwne

CMS has announced $500 million in grants over the next 5 years for Navigator programs, as part of the continued efforts to connect people to the ACA Marketplace and other health coverage options. These awards mark the first time the grants have been awarded for a period of more than three years of funding, allowing grantees to better retain and add more staff who are trained to help consumers find affordable, comprehensive health coverage.

For more information about the Navigator NOFO visit the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions on the Funding Opportunity

How to Apply for CMS Grants

Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Press Release