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Federal 21st Century Cures Act Funding

Ohio could see an influx of more than $50 million in federal funding to help fight the opioid epidemic through the 21st Century Cures Act. To secure up to $26 million a year for the next two years, OhioMHAS must submit a grant application through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants program. States and territories will be awarded funds through a formula based on unmet need for opioid use disorder treatment and drug poisoning deaths. Ohio’s application is due Feb. 17, 2017.

OhioMHAS leadership has elected to focus on several core prin­ciples, including: Medication-Assisted Treatment; prevention; Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); recovery supports; workforce devel­opment; and addressing secondary trauma among first responders (law enforcement, EMTs, fire personnel, etc.) Stakeholder input will be critical to Ohio's successful grant application, and we will post the results of our stakeholder survey soon. In the meantime, please take a moment to review Frequently Asked Questions about the grant from SAMHSA, and view a webinar that OhioMHAS held with stakeholders. Information on the progress of Ohio's application will be featured on this page.

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Funding Opportunities

2017

 

March 2017

FY2017 Wellness Initiative RFP-MHA-17-TRS-007-WELL

This a re-posting. OhioMHAS is requesting proposals from the NorthCoast (Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Summit, and Portage) catchment area only.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) believes that recovery supports including peer services, employment, and housing are critical to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders on their individual paths of recovery. For FY17, OhioMHAS will release 6 regional mini-grants (each totaling $50,000) to Consumer Operated Services/Business and Clubhouses to provide regional technical assistance, training, and oversight for a wellness initiative. The Wellness Initiative is in an effort to encourage increased resiliency, wellness, and self-management of health and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders throughout Ohio for individuals who are living in the community, regional psychiatric hospitals, and individuals transitioning into community living. 

Proposal Due Date: March 25, 2017 by 2:00 pm. 

Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted to: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. 

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 2:00 pm, March 21, 2017. Questions may be submitted to: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Questions and responses will be posted below.

January 2017

SFY17 Forensic Conference Event Coordination RFP

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2017 Forensic Conference to support ongoing education and sharing of best practices for persons working with Ohio's forensic behavioral health system. The target audience for the conference includes OhioMHAS Central Office and Regional Psychiatric Hospital (RPH) staff, staff from the Designated Forensic Evaluation Centers, the Community Forensic Monitors, community providers, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services." 

Proposal Due Date: January 23, 2017 at Noon. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.  You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. In the email subject line, enter Forensic Conference Event Coordination. Only one email should be sent, including all required content elements listed in Section.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m on January 18, 2017. Questions may be submitted to: MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Questions and responses will be posted below.

2016

 

January 2016

RFP MHA-ECH-010 Whole Child Matters - ECMH Initiative - Centralized Intake (Repost)

The Governor’s budget has allocated funding to improve access to early childhood mental health prevention and early intervention services for infants, toddlers and young children (birth to kindergarten) to successfully retain them in their preschool and early learning settings.  

The goal of this re-posted grant is to: 1) Create a centralized intake process that provides a seamless, rapid response capacity for family or center requests for ECMH Consultation services to prevent a potential episode of expulsion of a pre-school aged child. This request for proposal seeks grantees that will implement this component to the Whole Child Matters ECMH Initiative.

Request for Proposal Issued: January 5, 2016

Proposal Due Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 5:00 pm. Proposals must be received by this time be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov no later than January 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses will be posted below.


SFY 16 Zero Suicide Training Academy

This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for a three two-day Zero Suicide Academy Trainings. The trainings will be held in April 2016, September 2016, and February 2017. It is anticipated that up to 65 people will attend each two-day training.

Request for Proposal Issued: December 10, 2015

Proposal Due Date: January 7, 2016 2:00 pm. Proposals must be received by this time be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted electronically to: ZeroSuicideTrainingRFP@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to ZeroSuicideTrainingRFP@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses will be posted below.

April 2016

SFY 2016 | 2016 Forensic Conference (MHA-16-MED-ForensicCon-023)

Background and Purpose: The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2016 Forensic Conference to support ongoing education and sharing of best practices for persons working with Ohio’s forensic behavioral health system. The target audience for the conference includes OhioMHAS Central Office and Regional Psychiatric Hospital (RPH) staff, staff from the Designated Forensic Evaluation Centers, the Community Forensic Monitors, community providers, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services. OhioMHAS seeks proposals for event planning and management services for a one (1) day statewide Forensic Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio in the fall of 2016. Anticipated attendance for the one-day training is up to 250 individuals. The event coordination will include contracting with the venue, managing participant registrations, communicating with the participants and presenters, providing regular updates to the OhioMHAS staff, and additional duties as outlined in the RFP.

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Thursday, April 20, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at
MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. Proposals must be submitted by April 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted.

No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be be posted below and will be updated frequently.


SFY 2016 RFA Media Guidelines (MHA-RE-MediaGuide-021)

To help ensure that media coverage about suicide deaths is appropriately influencing behavior, OhioMHAS is seeking an expert in suicide media guidelines to 1) update existing OhioMHAS Media Guidelines for suicide deaths to include Social Media Guidelines and 2) offer up to six workshops about the updated OhioMHAS Suicide Media guidelines to journalism students and journalists within the community, to be delivered at state university sites identified by the expert, in consultation with, and subject to the approval of OhioMHAS.  While the workshops are targeted to journalism students, local media representatives should be invited to attend the workshops. Experts meeting the following requirements are invited to submit a proposal:

  • Have demonstrated experience in disseminating media guidelines concerning behavioral health topics and training journalism students in the importance and use of guidelines;
  • Be knowledgeable about preparing reporting guidelines for social media; and,
  • Demonstrate ability to develop social media guidelines for reporting on suicide deaths, prepare a dissemination and workshop plan on the use of these social media guidelines, and conduct the workshops by June 30, 2017.

All proposals must meet all of the RFP requirements.  The deadline for the proposal is April 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  Please submit proposals to: SFY16MediaGuidelinesRFP@mha.ohio.gov.

All questions related to the Media Guidelines for Reporting Deaths by Suicide must be submitted by April 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.  Please submit questions to:   SFY16MediaGuideliens@mha.ohio.gov.


SFY 2016 RFA Research on Employer Perspective on Hiring Persons With Behavioral Health Conditions (MHA-16-17-RE-020-Employers)

Funding Opportunity: SFY 2016 - 2017

Research on Employer Perspectives on Hiring Persons with Behavioral Health Conditions  - MHA-16-17-RE-020-EMPLOYPERS

To support the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) program, policy, and planning efforts surrounding employment of persons with behavioral health disorders in the community, the department is in need of information and research on employer perspectives on hiring persons with behavioral health conditions in Ohio. The purpose of this RFA is to obtain the professional services of a research entity (hereafter “Applicant”), to develop and conduct research on employer perspectives on hiring persons with behavioral health conditions. 

  • Proposal Due Date: April 25, 2016
  • Funding period: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2017

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions relating to this RFA must be submitted electronically to EmployerPerspectives@mha.ohio.gov  no later than April 22, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.  No questions will be answered after the deadline.  Responses to questions will be posted on the State of Ohio funding opportunities page at http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725 .

You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA.  Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal. Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFA.


SFY 2016 RFA and RFI for the Community Transition Program (CTP)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) to provide treatment and recovery supports for individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) returning to the community upon their release from Ohio’s adult prison system.

Within the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) institutions, 80% of the offenders have histories of addiction. Of these, nearly 30,000 of those incarcerated have a considerable or moderate treatment need. If continued treatment and supports are not in place post release for those who receive treatment while incarcerated, these individuals are at a high risk of relapse and return to criminal behavior, placing them and their communities at risk.

The purpose of this new program, the Community Transition Program (CTP), is to provide continued treatment and recovery supports upon release from prison.  A seamless transition to services will promote recovery and increase stability for individuals.  In addition, supports such as housing and employment will improve the quality of life for these individuals further reducing the risk of future relapse and recidivism.

Through this RFA, OhioMHAS is seeking a single statewide entity to act as the fiscal agent and provide oversight and ensure capacity for behavioral health treatment and recovery support services. Applications are due to OhioMHAS by April 22, 2016 with implementation to begin on or around July 1, 2016. The award will cover the time period through June 30, 2017.

OhioMHAS is concurrently issuing a Request for Information (RFI) from interested community based treatment and recovery support providers who have the capacity and expertise to become part of the CTP network.  OhioMHAS will share these responses with the entity awarded the CTP contract in order to assist with building a network of providers. 

The deadline for proposals is April 22, 2016. Proposals must be submitted to OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov .

All questions related to the Community Transition Program must be submitted to OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov by no later than April 13th, 2016. Responses will be posted at http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725

May 2016

SFY2016 RFP Safe Schools Healthy Students Communications and Media Project (MHA-16-PW-SafeHealthySchoolsMedia-024)

OhioMHAS, Bureau of Children and Families Safe Schools Healthy Students is accepting proposals in order to select a contractor/production company to develop videos that tell Ohio’s Safe Schools Healthy Students grant story. The goal of this RFP is to inform and make available the work of the Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative in the State of Ohio. Videos will be developed to tell the story of the Safe School Healthy Students grant communities and state grant partners. These informative videos and customizable electronic resources will be placed on state agency and social media websites..

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than May 20, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at
MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. Proposals must be submitted by May 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Proposals must be submitted to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by May 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted.

No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be be posted below and will be updated frequently.


SFY 2016 RFP Ohio Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Problem Gambling Pilot (MHA-16-SBIRTGAMB-022)

The Ohio SBIRT Project is seeking partners to implement the SBIRT model applied to problem gambling at medical and two specialty behavioral health treatment sites in Ohio. This RFP seeks a partner to conduct a pilot of SBIRT for problem gambling in a medical setting, and at least two additional specialty treatment settings. The partner will conduct at least 1,500 screens in a medical setting and at least 1,500 total screens in the specialty treatment settings, e.g. detox, inpatient AOD treatment.

PLEASE NOTE: 

The deadline for questions has been extended to Tuesday, May 2, 2016 by 10:00 a.m. to OhioMHAS at SBIRTGAMBLING@mha.ohio.gov

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to Friday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m EDT.

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted.

No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be be posted below and will be updated frequently.


June 2016

SFY 2017 Evidence Based First Episode Psychosis Proposals

OhioMHAS issues SFY2016 RFP for Evidence Based First Episode Psychosis Proposals. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of the Medical Director, is issuing a Request for Proposals for evidence based programs to address First Episode Psychosis (FEP).  SAMHSA has made additional funds available through a ten percent set-aside in the Mental Health Block Grant to support evidence based programs for individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis.  Proposals are due Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  Please see the following link for additional details  http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725 .

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than June 10th, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFI. Proposals must be submitted to FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov by June 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Applicants may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

 

SFY 2016 RFI Space at Gallipolis Developmental Center for Behavioral Health Services

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), are issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to obtain information about potential new uses for four buildings, currently vacant and not needed for operations on the campus of the Gallipolis Developmental Center (GDC), in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. The state departments recognize the acute need for additional mental health and addiction services and supports in the region and seek input from community addiction and mental health services providers and stakeholders about ideas for using these buildings to house new or expanding behavioral health services and supports that will address existing gaps in the continuum of care and that will be sustainable over time.

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than June 16, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at GDCRFI@mha.ohio.gov.  

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFI. Proposals must be submitted to GDCRFI@mha.ohio.gov by June 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be posted below.  

September 2016

SFY 2017 Ohio SBIRT Implementation Grant RFP- (MHA-17-QPR-SPIRT-002)

The Ohio SBIRT Project is seeking partners to implement SBIRT services at medical sites in Ohio. We are seeking up to 2 medical partner organizations, e.g. FQHCs, Doctor’s Offices, Family Practices and hospitals or urgent cares. Funds will be used to implement screening for substance use, depression and tobacco use during the course of primary medical care. Sites will use the AUDIT, DAST-10 and PHQ-9 screening tools alongside a tobacco screening tool to identify patients and conduct brief interventions using motivational interviewing. Training for staff is included in the grant funding to equip them to identify those at risk, provide evidence-based interventions and referrals when necessary. The fourth round of funding is available to new and returning sites for SFY 2017.


SFY 2017 Strategic Framework Partnership for Success (MHA-17-PW-SPF-PFS-001)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of Prevention and Wellness, issues SFY 2017 Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success Sub-Recipients Request for Proposal (RFP). OhioMHAS is offering grant funds to support the Partnership for Success initiative through this competitive RFP. 

Proposals are due Friday, September 2, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. (noon) to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov

OhioMHAS is hosting two Intent to Apply sessions, Aug. 2 and Aug. 4. Attendance is strongly encouraged. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, August 19, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. (noon) to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses to questions will be posted above.

Incomplete, late, faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will NOT be accepted. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Applicants may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

 

Upcoming Webinar

Title:                              

Ohio SPF-PFS Intent To Apply Webinar

Purpose:

OhioMHAS is offering grant funds to support the partnership for success initiative through a competitive RFP. This webinar will inform interested applicants   about the project and proposal.

Date:

August 12, 2016

Time:

9:30am-11:00am

Call in number:

1-877-621-0220.

Passcode:

228965#

Access Link:

https://coalitiondrugfreecintiwebcombo.conferencinghub.com/GlobalMeet/NicoleSchiesler

 

October 2016

FY2017 Local Employment Partnership (MHA-16-17-TRS-18-Employ)

OhioMHAS is pleased to announce funding opportunities to 20 Community Behavioral Health Authorities to participate in the development and implementation of policies and the creation of partnerships that will increase employer engagement, increase job opportunities for individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and to reduce the number of positive employee drug screens. OhioMHAS has provided funding to Working Partners, an organization that assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of drug-free workplace programs, to bring together key stakeholders and employers from 20 communities and related Community Behavioral Health Authorities to provide technical assistance to implement this initiative. This initiative seeks to improve community awareness, increase the connection between local businesses and the local skilled workforce, decrease positive drug screens, and improve employer engagement. Each Community Behavioral Health Authority will receive $20,000 for SFY 2017 and technical assistance from Working Partners. An informational webinar will be held on 9/21/2016 at 3:00. If you are interested in participating in the informational webinar, please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4581196938300598019. OhioMHAS will be accepting applications through October 7th, 2016 however funding will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

November 2016

FY17 Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs Planning Evaluation Training SPF Rx

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is accepting proposals to support one entity that will facilitate Ohio SFP Rx Workgroup in the development of a 5-year strategic plan, provide evaluation, as well as, training and technical assistance services for Ohio’s SPF Rx initiative. Ohio’s SPF Rx initiative will raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse, develop a statewide public health campaign, work with the pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing, and increase the utilization of the OARRS. It will enhance infrastructure and prescription drug prevention throughout Ohio, especially in rural and Appalachian communities.

All questions must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov no later than November 14, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. No questions will be answered after the deadline

Proposal Due Date: November 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov


SFY17 Digital Training Grant RFP  (MHA-17-BCYF-DigitalTrain-003)

OhioMHAS is requesting applications to fund (2) Digital Training Grants to showcase local efforts that demonstrate practices that align Ohio’s System of Care (Engaging the New Generation to Achieve their Goals through Empowerment - ENGAGE) infrastructure improvement work with High Fidelity Wraparound implementation. Recognizing the need for communities to continue to develop and sustain system of care practices in the community for multi-system involved, transition aged youth, OhioMHAS is requesting proposals that demonstrate:

  1. How to achieve cross-system strategic problem solving; and
  2. How to model innovative youth and family engagement strategies; OR
  3. How to facilitate high fidelity wraparound teams.

All proposals must be submitted electronically to BCYFGRANTS@mha.ohio.govDue date is Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, by 5:00 p.m. Incomplete, late, faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will NOT be accepted.

All questions must be submitted electronically no earlier than Oct. 24 and no later than Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. (noon) to OhioMHAS at: BCYFGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov.  No questions will be answered after the deadline.

 

December 2016

FY17 Trauma-Informed Care Summit - Event Planning and Management Request for Proposal

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Developmental Disabilities (DODD) launched a statewide Trauma-Informed Care Initiative (TIC) in 2014. A goal of this Initiative is to expand opportunities for Ohioans to receive trauma-informed interventions by enhancing efforts for practitioners, facilities and agencies to become competent in trauma informed practices. TIC is an approach that explicitly acknowledges the role trauma plays in people's lives.  Three TIC Summits have been held since the launch of the TIC Initiative. This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for a two-day Trauma-Informed Care Summit in May 1 & 2, 2017; with anticipated attendance of up to 500 people.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically to TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 13, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.  No questions will be answered after the deadline.  You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document will be posted below.  Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

Proposal Due Date: December 16, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered.  Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Where to Submit:  All proposals must be submitted to: TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov


FY17 Behavioral Health Hotline Provider Training Course Development Request for Proposal

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is accepting proposals to support one entity to develop web based courses and accompanying online training manuals for OhioMHAS certified Behavioral Health (BH) Hotline providers that operate a crisis hot line to assist callers who may be experiencing a crisis, such as contemplating suicide. The selected entity should develop the training modules based on national best practices that can be found in Attachment 3. Since these trainings are based on national best practices, the courses and accompanying online training manuals will be free of cost and available on the OhioMHAS E-Based Academy. These web-based training modules are intended to increase the skill level of staff members and supervisors who handle crisis calls.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 14, 2016.  No questions will be answered after the deadline.  You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document will be posted on the OhioMHAS website.  Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

Proposal Due Date: December 14, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered.  Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Where to Submit:  All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov


FY17 Request for Information (RFI) about evidence-based practices (EBPs) in substance use (SUD), mental health (MH) or co-occurring disorders for children adolescents, and young adults (0-26) in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to obtain information about evidence-based practices (EBPs) in use  in Ohio for children, adolescents and/or youth and young adults in transition (ages 0-26) with substance use (SUD) and or mental health (MH) disorders,  or co-occurring SUD and MH disorders (hereafter referred to as the population of focus).   Information is sought for the purposes of determining the provider current capacity and need for infrastructure support in the training and implementation of EBPs to the population of focus, and where indicated, to couple such programming with medication assisted treatment (MAT). The department also seeks to screen and expand integrated substance use and mental disorder treatment and to effectively link and coordinate recovery services to the population of focus.

Key Action Dates

RFI Release Date: November 22, 2016

End of Inquiry Period: December 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Response Due Date: December 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Questions regarding this process should be directed to BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.gov.  Include “RFI Inquiry” in the subject line of the email inquiry, and identify agency contact and phone number in the body of the email.  The deadline for submission of inquiries is December 2, 2016 at 2:00pm.  Inquiries and responses will not be posted.

2015

 

December 2015

Wellness Initiative MHA-16-TRS-014-WELL

This is a re-posting. OhioMHAS is requesting proposals from the NorthCoast Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Summit, and Portage) and Heartland Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Richland, Ashland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull) catchment areas only.

Request for Proposal Issued: December 10, 2015

Proposal Due Date: December 28, 2015, 2:00 pm. Proposals must be received by this time be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted electronically to: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses will be posted below.

November 2015

SFY 2016 Ohio Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Project RFP

The Ohio SBIRT Project is seeking additional partners to implement SBIRT services at medical sites in Ohio. We are seeking 2 primary care sites or organizations, e.g. FQHCs, Doctor’s Offices, Physician groups, Family Practices, Rural Health Centers, etc. Funds will be used to implement screening for alcohol and other drugs, depression and tobacco use during a patient’s medical appointment. Training for staff is provided by SBIRT Project staff at the site to equip the site to provide SBIRT services.

The funding is available to new and returning sites for SFY 2016. All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. Proposals must be submitted by  Sep. 28th, 2015, 3 pm to: OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov

All questions must be directed to: OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov by Sep.18,  2015, 10am.

Further information regarding the Ohio SBIRT Project can be found at: http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=665

Further information regarding SBIRT can be found at: http://www.samhsa.gov/sbirt

 


 

SFY 16 RFP Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community

OhioMHAS is seeking a researcher to conduct a needs assessment and gap analysis of community-based services and supports throughout Ohio for individuals at-risk of suicide. And families and friends affected by a suicide death.  Services and supports include the spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and postvention services and supports.  Researchers meeting the following requirements are invited to submit a proposal:

  • Must be affiliated with either a college or university
  • Have demonstrated experience in conducting needs assessments/gap analysis in the public health system, preferably the public behavioral health system
  • Be knowledgeable of literature concerning community-level suicide risk factors that affect local ability to offer appropriate publicly-funded behavioral health services and supports
  • Be knowledgeable about appropriate data sources identify community-level suicide risk factors
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct the needs assessment, analyze the information, and prepare a final report by September 30, 2016.

All proposals must meet all of the requirements of the RFP.  The deadline for the proposals is at 2:00 pm.  on Sep. 24, 2015.  Please submit proposals to:  SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov

All questions related to the Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community Behavioral Health Activities must be submitted by Sep 1, 2015  at 4 pm.

Please submit questions to: SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov   Responses will be posted at  http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid-725 .

 


 

SFY 2016 Employment Opportunities within Housing Agencies/Departments

OhioMHAS believes recovery supports, including permanent housing and competitive integrated employment, are critical in assisting individuals with mental illness and/or a substance use disorder on in their individual paths of recovery. Competitive integrated employment can positively impact the quality of life for individuals living in permanent housing. OhioMHAS believes that with assistance, these organizations can hire individuals with a lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorders as part an integrated workforce.

The Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is currently seeking proposals that will support competitive integrated employment opportunities within housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments that are contract agencies of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH)/Community Mental Health (CMH). This fiscal year, OhioMHAS will allocate approximately $350,000 in MH block grant dollars to support Board areas in implementing new positions that incorporate permanent housing AND integrated competitive employment within local systems. OhioMHAS is seeking proposals that create needed positions in housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments within mental health and recovery board contract agencies that will enhance resident or agency outcomes and increase the number of individuals with lived experience who are competitively employed and living in independently in the community in order to help individuals achieve an enhanced quality of life.

All Questions must be submitted electronically to HousingAndEmploymentRFP2016@mha.ohio.gov and must be submitted no later than 12 Noon on September 16th to ensure responses will be posted prior to RFP due date by noon September 21.  

 

September 2015

 

SFY 16 RFP Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community

OhioMHAS is seeking a researcher to conduct a needs assessment and gap analysis of community-based services and supports throughout Ohio for individuals at-risk of suicide. And families and friends affected by a suicide death.  Services and supports include the spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and postvention services and supports.  Researchers meeting the following requirements are invited to submit a proposal:

  • Must be affiliated with either a college or university
  • Have demonstrated experience in conducting needs assessments/gap analysis in the public health system, preferably the public behavioral health system
  • Be knowledgeable of literature concerning community-level suicide risk factors that affect local ability to offer appropriate publicly-funded behavioral health services and supports
  • Be knowledgeable about appropriate data sources identify community-level suicide risk factors
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct the needs assessment, analyze the information, and prepare a final report by September 30, 2016.

All proposals must meet all of the requirements of the RFP.  The deadline for the proposals is at 2:00 pm.  on Sep. 24, 2015.  Please submit proposals to:  SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov

All questions related to the Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community Behavioral Health Activities must be submitted by Sep 1, 2015  at 4 pm.

Please submit questions to: SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov   Responses will be posted at  http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid-725 .

 


 

SFY 2016 Employment Opportunities within Housing Agencies/Departments

OhioMHAS believes recovery supports, including permanent housing and competitive integrated employment, are critical in assisting individuals with mental illness and/or a substance use disorder on in their individual paths of recovery. Competitive integrated employment can positively impact the quality of life for individuals living in permanent housing. OhioMHAS believes that with assistance, these organizations can hire individuals with a lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorders as part an integrated workforce.

The Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is currently seeking proposals that will support competitive integrated employment opportunities within housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments that are contract agencies of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH)/Community Mental Health (CMH). This fiscal year, OhioMHAS will allocate approximately $350,000 in MH block grant dollars to support Board areas in implementing new positions that incorporate permanent housing AND integrated competitive employment within local systems. OhioMHAS is seeking proposals that create needed positions in housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments within mental health and recovery board contract agencies that will enhance resident or agency outcomes and increase the number of individuals with lived experience who are competitively employed and living in independently in the community in order to help individuals achieve an enhanced quality of life.

All Questions must be submitted electronically to HousingAndEmploymentRFP2016@mha.ohio.gov and must be submitted no later than 12 Noon on September 16th to ensure responses will be posted prior to RFP due date by noon September 21.  

 

August 2015

Applications still being sought for the SFY 2016 Specialized Dockets Payroll Subsidy Project

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services released an announcement on August 17, 2015, inviting courts which operate a specialized docket program to apply for funding to offset the payroll costs of a full-time or full-time equivalent specialized docket staff member. This opportunity is available to all drug courts and other specialized dockets provided they target participants with a drug addiction or dependency and have received initial or final certification from the Supreme Court of Ohio. There is a limited amount of money still available to fund additional projects. The Department will provide funding on a first-come, first-served basis until the remaining available funds are awarded.  More information regarding this opportunity can be found in the Specialized Dockets Payroll Subsidy Project Announcement.  This announcement, the project application and required reports can be found in the links below.  Please be advised that the Department is no longer entertaining questions concerning this project; however, a list of previously submitted questions and their respective answers can be accessed through a link below.

 

SFY 2016 Procurement Opportunities from OhioMHAS
Reference No.
Title Deadline Funding Type Awardee  Amount
MHA16035 Barber - ABH  01/27/16 Contact    
MHA16034 Mental Health Administrator 01/27/16 Contact     
MHA16033 Barber - NOPH  11/23/15 Contract   Studio 329 $40,000 
MHA16032 CME Reporting 11/18/15 Contract Northeast Ohio Medical University $7,125 
MHA16031 Snow Removal-NOPH 11/6/15  Contract     
MHA16030 Medicare Cost Reporting 10/30/15 Contract     
MHA16029 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 10/14/15 Contract    
MHA16028 Medicare Cost Reports 10/19/15 Contract No bids received - Reposted MHA16030  
MHA16027 Barber - NOPH 10/16/15 Contract Rebid - See 16033   
MHA16026 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 10/6/15 Contract No bids received - Reposted MHA16029  
MHA16025 Psychiatric Services - HBH 9/25/15  Contract   
MHA16024 SBIRT CLAS Trainings 9/25/15 Contract  Multiethnic Advocates  $6,983.75 
MHA16023 Drain Cleaning - NOPH  9/22/15 Contract  Repost - See MHA16029  
MHA16022 Forensic Psychiatrist 9/21/15 Contact    
MHA16021 Forensic Psychiatrist 9/10/15 Contract No bids received. Re-posted MHA16022  
MHA16020 Vandel Resistant Phone   9/10/15  Contract  AT Plus $5,348.63 
MHA16019 Chiller Maint - TVBH 9/8/15  Contract No bids received  
MHA16018 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 8/31/15 Contact  No bids received - Re-posted See MHA16023   
MHA16017 MAT Evaluation 8/27/15 Contract

 

 
MHA16016 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 8/20/15  Contract  No bids received  
MHA16015 Boiler Maint - NOPH 8/21/15  Contract    
MHA16014 MAT Evaluation 8/13/15  Contract  Re-posted in Open Market - See MHA16017   
MHA16013 Door Replacement - TVBH 8/10/15 Contract     
MHA16012 Residents PGY1-PGY5 8/7/15  Contract     
MHA16011 Residents PGY1-PGY3  8/7/15 Contract     
MHA16010 Barber - NOPH 7/31/15 Contract  Tamis Hair Unlimited  $25,000 
MHA16009 REPI - Columbus  7/31/15 Contract  Kathryn Coxe  $10,500
MHA16008 Dental Services - NOPH 7/23/15  Contract  Dental Center of Northwest Ohio SFY16 $37,500 & SFY17 $37,500 
MHA16007 Barber - NOPH 7/20/15 Contract  No bids received - Re-posted MHA16010   
MHA16006 Boiler Maint  NOPH 7/20/15 Contract Re-posted in Open Market - See MHA16015   
MHA16005 Mechanical Svc - NOPH 7/20/15  Contract  Mondo Mechanical $80,000 
MHA16004 HVAC - NOPH 7/20/15 Contract  HLH Sanitary Maintenance $80,000 
MHA16003   Generator Maint - NOPH 7/20/15  Contract   Peak Electric $8,204.75 
MHA16002 Electrical Services - NOPH 7/20/15 Contract  Bryson & Tucker $40,000 
MHA16001 Air Compressor Testing - NOPH 7/20/15  Contract   HLH Sanitary Maintenance $3,854 
MHA15181 Dental - NOPH  7/13/15 Contract Re-post Open Market MHA16008   
MHA15180 Psychiatric Residents - SBH 7/14/15 Contract    
MHA15179 Compressor Maint - TVBH 7/14/15 Contract    
MHA15178 Door Replacement - TVBH 7/14/15 Contract Re-post - See MHA16013  
MHA15177  Barber - NOPH 7/8/15 Contract  Re-post on Open Market - See MHA16007   
MHA15176 REPI - Youngstown 7/9/15 Contract  Lauren Thorp $10,500
MHA15175 REPI - Toledo 7/9/15 Contract  Celia Williamson $10,500
MHA15174 REPI - Dayton  7/9/15 Contract  King Consulting $10,500
MHA15173 REPI - Cleveland 7/9/15 Contract  Jennifer Tulli $10,500
MHA15172 REPI - Cincinnati 7/9/15 Contract  King Consulting $10,500
MHA15171 REPI - Akron 7/9/15 Contract Joseph Cummins  $10,500
MHA15170 REPI - Athens  7/9/15 Contract Faith Kelleher $10,500
MHA15169 ICD-10 Training 7/8/15 Contract Public Consulting Group  $23,800