21st Century CURES Act

21st Century CURES logoOhio received $26 million in federal funding for each of two years, 2017 (state FY17-18) and 2018 (state FY18-19), to help fight the opioid epidemic through the 21st Century CURES Act.

Opportunities for grants and contracts will be announced on this page.

Work under this grant focused 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 was solicited and received via a survey and webinar.

SFY 19 CURES Act Funding Opportunities

FY19 State Opiate Response Housing for Persons in Recovery from OUD Initiative (MHA-19-MEDDIR-OpiateResponseHousing-61)

If you are looking for information about the Ohio State Opioid Response Project (SOR), including registration information for the State Opiate Response Housing for Persons in Recovery from OUD Initiative informational webinar, please visit the SOR webpage here.

FY19 Ohio Institutional Expert MAT WAIVER Trainer

FY19 Ohio Institutional Expert MAT WAIVER Trainer
Live and In-person Training (MHA-19-MEDDIR-DATA 2000 WAIVER-20-2)

Ohio’s Opioid STR project goals focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare. Strategies and activities undertaken for this effort build upon Ohio’s on-going efforts to address the opioid epidemic and are designed to reduce overdose deaths and enhance the ability of individuals with opioid use disorder to receive treatment using evidence-based approaches. This focus represents a high-impact opportunity to strengthen Ohio’s comprehensive response to the state’s opioid issues.

OhioMHAS seeks to partner with ten (10) hospitals with active and accredited residency programs across Ohio to provide DEA DATA 2000 Waiver trainings for resident physicians and physicians in Ohio. The awardee will have two of their waivered physicians engage with Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) to complete PCSS requirements to become a Course Instructor for MAT Waiver Training. The hospital will then sponsor two (2) MAT Waiver Trainings at their facility for physicians and resident physicians both at their hospital and/or from other areas in the grant year. The awardee will provide general course management and oversight, as well as CME tracking and provision.

OHIO DEA DATA 2000 Waiver Trainings Scope of Work - Live Training Ten (10) awardees will be funded to assist OhioMHAS with implementation of the 21st Century CURES Act activities. The primary duties of the awardees will be to establish two experts MAT waiver trainer at the residency program where they hold a faculty or preceptor position.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA and accompanying documents and all questions and answers are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, December 14, 2018 by 5:30 PM EDT to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. 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
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in December for project implementation to begin no later than January 15, 2018.

Documents

FY2019 RFA Distribution of Drug Destruction Bags (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-DRUGBAGS-56)

FY2019 RFA Distribution of Drug Destruction Bags (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-DRUGBAGS-56)

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to one entity to purchase and distribute drug destruction bags to community networks such as senior centers, schools, police and fire departments, and hospitals. This strategy is an environmental prevention program aimed at reducing access to unused and expired prescription drugs. Drug destruction bags are deactivation pouches that safely renders prescription drugs as unusable in an effort to reduce diversion of prescriptions by ensuring that they do not fall into the wrong hands within the community. The awardee will facilitate the distribution of drug destruction bags throughout the state of Ohio, engage in educational and awareness efforts, and collect and analyze surveys related to the use of the bags.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, December 7, 2018 by 5:30 pm to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by December 14, 2018.  
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Documents

FY2019  RFA Guidelines for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Transition of Care (MHA-19-MEDDIR-MATGUIDE-55)

FY2019  RFA Guidelines for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Transition of Care (MHA-19-MEDDIR-MATGUIDE-55)

Ohio’s Opioid STR (State Targeted Response) Project goals focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare. Strategies and activities undertaken for this effort build upon Ohio’s on-going efforts to address the opioid epidemic and are designed to reduce overdose deaths and enhance the ability of individuals with opioid use disorder to receive treatment using evidence-based approaches. This focus represents a high-impact opportunity to strengthen Ohio’s comprehensive response to the state’s opioid issues.

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to one entity to develop inpatient medical setting guidelines for providing services and transitioning care of patients with opioid use disorders (OUD) and/or other substance use disorders (SUD). Induction onto MAT in the emergency department or during a medically necessary inpatient stay in a hospital is a key part of expanding MAT access in the Ohio Opioid STR strategy. Patients who are induced during an inpatient stay are often transferred to a skilled nursing facility or other rehabilitation center after completing the inpatient stay. Lack of MAT access and treatment within skilled nursing facilities and the timely transition of MAT care upon discharge are barriers to induction in the hospital setting. This grant aims to fill that gap through the creation of treatment protocols in inpatient medical settings and establishing best practice guidelines to support implementation of MAT. The guidelines will also establish best practices in transitioning patient care into the community upon discharge from the skilled nursing facility or other rehabilitation setting. Detail of the RFA are attached.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Proposal and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, November 16, 2018 by 5:30 pm to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Application Submission and Award

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, November 23, 2018 by 5:30 pm
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • The Award is expected to be announced by December 1, 2018 for project implementation to begin no later than January 2, 2019.

Documents

FY19 RFA Opioid Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Action Plan (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SIMAP2-50)

FY19 RFA Opioid Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Action Plan (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SIMAP2-50)

OhioMHAS will provide funding to support up to three (3) county ADAMHS/ADAS Boards that have participated in an Opioid Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshop offered by Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). As part of the SIM workshop, participants are tasked with developing an action plan which identifies top priority areas to help improve system and service level responses for criminal justice involved individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Funding will be used to assist counties in implementing at least one of the priority areas identified in the action plan developed at the workshop. Awardees will engage with a core planning team and community stakeholders to meet the objectives and complete the action steps identified in the selected priority area(s).  

Ohio's Opioid STR Project goals focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare. Strategies and activities undertaken for this effort build upon Ohio's on-going efforts to address the opioid epidemic and are designed to reduce overdose deaths and enhance the ability of individuals with opioid use disorder to receive treatment using evidence-based approaches. This focus represents a high-impact opportunity to strengthen Ohio's comprehensive response to the state's opioid issues.

Application Submission:

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov no later than Monday, December 3, 2018 by 5:30 pm EDT
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 

RFA Questions and Updates:

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, November 26, 2018 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application. 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently. 

Attachments:

FY 19 RFP Community Collective Impact Model for Change (MHA-19-PW-CommunityImpact2-48)

FY 19 RFP Community Collective Impact Model for Change (MHA-19-PW-CommunityImpact2-48)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) announces a six-month funding opportunity to support the development of a community-level comprehensive prevention plan for opioid use, misuse, abuse, and overdose deaths and the integration of a collective impact approach to address community-level trauma.

Building off the work of the Community Collective Impact Model for Change (CCIM4C) Initiative's Cohort 1, OhioMHAS is offering a funding and training opportunity for organizations interested in developing a new, or building on an existing, data-driven prevention plan to address opioid misuse and abuse. The comprehensive prevention plan will be grounded in the Strategic Prevention Framework and the Collective Impact Model and include a three-pronged approach to prevention – demand reduction, supply reduction, and consequence mitigation. This opportunity will also provide training on utilizing a collective impact framework to address wicked problems in communities, such as opioid misuse and abuse, as well as community-level trauma.

Selection for participation in this opportunity will include a grant award as well as training, technical assistance, and professional development for participants. Grantees will include certified prevention organizations, government entities, community coalitions/task forces, ADAMHS/CMH/ADAS Boards, institutes of higher education in Ohio, non-profit organizations, hospitals and federally qualified health centers, foundations, and the business community.  

This funding opportunity will select and award grants to up to 12 grantees in Ohio.

Questions and Updates:

  • The Request for Proposal and all FAQs are posted below. 
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday November 21, 2018 by 12:00 pm to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently. 
  • 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. 

Proposal Submission:

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5 pm. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. 
  • It is highly encouraged that applicants completely review the application, along with the required responses, prior to beginning the application process to provide adequate time and opportunity for required responses and signatures.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 

Award:

  • Awards are expected to be announced in November, 2018 for project implementation to in November as well due to the funding period ending April 30, 2019
  • All funds for this project must be obligated by April 30, 2018, no exceptions.

Attachments:

FY 19 Application for Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-47)

FY 19 Application for Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-47)

RFA Purpose:

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-47)  will focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical health, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare. The geographic area for this project is the State of Ohio. The population of focus is adolescents and adults with a diagnosis of opioid use disorder and those at risk for misuse of opioids. 

The Ohio SOR Project is intended to 1) expand prevention efforts related to naloxone distribution, provide training across systems for professionals to improve system responses to the opioid epidemic, and deploy targeted awareness messaging for communities; 2) expand access to medication-assisted treatment and a clinical workforce with the expertise to provide MAT and psychosocial treatment to individuals with an opioid use disorder, and 3) expand the use of certified peer supporters and access to recovery housing, in particular recovery housing for families; and development of employment opportunities for persons in recovery from opioid addiction. In achieving these aims, programs and services will build upon the work already established by Ohio's 21st Century CURES State Targeted Response initiative.

RFA Questions and Answers:

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers are posted below
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday October 26, 2018 to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application. 
  • Responses to all questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently. 

Application Submission:

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Friday November 23, 2018
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Attachments:

FY19 RFA Ohio Institutional Expert MAT Trainer Grant ( MHA-19-MEDDIR-OIEMATWAIVER-44)

FY19 RFA Ohio Institutional Expert MAT Trainer Grant ( MHA-19-MEDDIR-OIEMATWAIVER-44)

Ohio’s Opioid STR project goals focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare. Strategies and activities undertaken for this effort build upon Ohio’s on-going efforts to address the opioid epidemic and are designed to reduce overdose deaths and enhance the ability of individuals with opioid use disorder to receive treatment using evidence-based approaches. This focus represents a high-impact opportunity to strengthen Ohio’s comprehensive response to the state’s opioid issues

OhioMHAS seeks to partner with ten (10) hospitals with active and accredited residency programs across Ohio to provide DEA DATA 2000 Waiver trainings for resident physicians and physicians in Ohio. The awardee will have two of their waivered physicians engage with Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) to complete PCSS requirements to become a Course Instructor for MAT Waiver Training. The hospital will then sponsor two (2) MAT Waiver Trainings at their facility for physicians and resident physicians both at their hospital and/or from other areas in the grant year. The awardee will provide general course management and oversight, as well as CME tracking and provision. The ten (10) awardees will be funded to assist OhioMHAS with implementation of the 21st Century CURES Act activities. The primary duties of the awardees will be to establish two experts MAT waiver trainer at the residency program where they hold a faculty or preceptor position. More specific instruction and information is provided in the included RFA.

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, September 21st, 2018 by 5:30PM EDTto OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. 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.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than November 1, 2018.

Documents

FY19 RFA Emergency Department Grant Application (MHA-MEDDIR-EmerDep-45)

FY19 RFA Emergency Department Grant Application (MHA-MEDDIR-EmerDep-45)

As part of the 21st Century CURES Act, OhioMHAS will fund case management positions in up two (2) additional hospital emergency department settings to coordinate clinical care for persons with substance use disorders including opioid use disorders (SUD/OUD). Case managers will engage behavioral health physicians, primary care physicians, or physician specialists (e.g., obstetric/gynecological) to provide interim medication assisted treatment (MAT) if immediate entrance to an office-based opioid treatment program (OBOT), opioid treatment program (OTP), or residential program offering MAT is not available. Case managers will follow up with patients and treatment programs to monitor whether there is follow-through with treatment. 

Ohio’s Opioid STR Project goals focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare. Strategies and activities undertaken for this effort build upon Ohio’s on-going efforts to address the opioid epidemic and are designed to reduce overdose deaths and enhance the ability of individuals with opioid use disorder to receive treatment using evidence-based approaches. This focus represents a high-impact opportunity to strengthen Ohio’s comprehensive response to the state’s opioid issues.

RFA Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, July 13, 2018 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application. 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents

FY19 RFA MOMS Trainer Grant (MHA-19-MEDDIR-MOMSTRAINER-46)

FY19 RFA MOMS Trainer Grant (MHA-19-MEDDIR-MOMSTRAINER-46)

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to one entity to provide training on the Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS; http://momsohio.org/moms/) model of care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder. The awardee will be responsible for helping seven current and three new OTPs develop an integrated maternal care home model of care, utilizing the MOMS toolkit to support clinical practices for this population, and conducting ongoing training and technical assistance with the OTPs. The awardee will be expected to hold live in-person and web-based training events in consultation with OhioMHAS. Additionally, the awardee will be required to provide at least one MOMS service to pregnant women with opioid use disorder (e.g., contracting with OB to provide services on site). Awardee will participate in evaluation of MOMS services.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA and accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, August 18, 2018 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application. 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

RFA Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Monday, August 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than August 30, 2018.

Documents

FY19 RFP Sequential Intercept Mapping Plan (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SIMAP-43)

FY19 RFP Sequential Intercept Mapping Plan (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SIMAP-43)

As part of the 21st Century CURES Act, OhioMHAS will provide funding support to up to five counties that have participated in an Opioid Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) Workshop offered by Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). As part of the SIM workshop, participants are tasked with developing an action plan which identifies top priority areas to help improve system and service level responses for criminal justice involved individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD). Funding will be used to assist counties in implementing at least one of the priority areas identified in the action plan developed at the workshop. Awardees will engage with a core planning team and community stakeholders to meet the objectives and complete the action steps identified in the selected priority area(s).

This opportunity is currently available for up to two counties, the remaining opportunities will be offered throughout the grant year to enable counties that are scheduled to be mapped this year to submit proposals. The deadline for submission of all proposals is Friday, July 20, 2018, by 5:30 PM EST.

Proposal Submission:

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, July 20, 2018
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates:

  • The RFP and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, July 13, 2018 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application. 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below.

Documents:

FY19 RFA Maternal Opiate Medical Supports Application (MHA-19-MEDDIR-MOMS-40)

FY19 RFA Maternal Opiate Medical Supports Application (MHA-19-MEDDIR-MOMS-40)

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to support three federally licensed opioid treatment program (OTP) providers and/or OhioMHAS licensed behavioral health providers with co-located MAT to implement and provide Maternal Opiate Medical Supports Services to pregnant women with opioid use disorder. Awardees will develop an integrated maternal care home model of care utilizing the MOMS toolkit to support clinical practices for this population. Awardees will be responsible for participating in training and technical assistance events, learning communities, co-locating OB/GYN services, and coordinating with managed care plans and other entities (e.g., accountable care organizations (ACOs), comprehensive primary care centers (CPCs), and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)) to encourage program sustainability. Additionally, awardees will participate in an evaluation of MOMS services.

RFA Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by July 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in July for project implementation to begin no later than July 31, 2018.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than June 8, 2018 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application. 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents:

FY19 RFP First Episode Psychosis (MHA-19-MEDDIR-FirstEpisodePsychosis-42)

FY19 RFP First Episode Psychosis (MHA-19-MEDDIR-FirstEpisodePsychosis-42)

OhioMHAS is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) for new programs to provide evidence based treatment for persons who experience FEP in accordance with the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) components. These components include Case Management, Supported Employment and Education, Psychotherapy, Family Education and Support, Pharmacotherapy and Primary Care Coordination, and are provided in a team-based model. These funds are not for primary prevention or preventive intervention for those at high risk of serious mental illness. The Department's priority is to engage with new providers in regions of the state where these services are not currently available, and to continue support for current funded projects. Providers that received funds in SFY '18 have been notified of their continuation funding for SFY '19.

Proposal Submission:

  • Proposal Due Date/Time: Monday, June 18, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Proposals not received by the due date/time will not be considered. 
  • Method for Submission: Proposals must be submitted electronically via e-mail to FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov by the deadline noted above. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. The risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. 

Information and Inquiries:

  • The RFP is posted below.
  • You are also responsible for checking this website for any updates or amendments to the RFP.
  • To request information, updates or to submit questions on this opportunity please send via FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov.
  • Answers will be posted below. 
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of aproposal. 
  • All questions must be submitted by Monday, June 11, by 5:00 p.m.

Documents:

FY19 RFA Request for Applications Suicide Prevention Projects (MHA-MEDDIR-SuicidePrevention-041)

FY19 RFA Request for Applications Suicide Prevention Projects (MHA-MEDDIR-SuicidePrevention-041)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has funded and/or supported various community projects to reduce suicide in Ohio since 2015. Our focus has been on research and evaluation, prevention and workforce development. We appreciate and commend our regional and community partners who have initiated projects based on local need. Our shared goal continues to be assisting persons who are at risk, reducing and eliminating suicide in Ohio and supporting clinicians. OhioMHAS again will be funding local and regional projects in SFY ’19. We are seeking applications from boards that provide evidence of existing or developing collaborations and propose programs that assist persons at risk and/or persons with a history of suicide attempts, their families and community systems.  We encourage applications that demonstrate coordination with community partners, including the county health department, the community behavioral health system (private and public hospitals, and community providers), primary education, colleges and universities, Veteran Services, local Coalitions, Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) teams, the judicial system, primary care providers, private practitioners (healthcare and behavioral healthcare), and peer support programs. A map of Ohio displaying the most recent suicide rates is attached, along with a one-page framework for comprehensive suicide prevention approaches. The attachments should be used to inform development of applications.

RFA Application Submission Process

  • All applications must be submitted electronically via e-mail to: SuicidePreventionRFA@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, June 15, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Awarded funds must be expended or obligated by June 30, 2019.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website below.
  • All questions relating to this RFA must be submitted electronically to SuicidePreventionRFA@mha.ohio.gov no later than Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents:

FY19 Statewide Wellness Advocacy Networking RFP(MHA-TRS-SWAN-37) - Reposted

FY19 Statewide Wellness Advocacy Networking RFP(MHA-TRS-SWAN-37) - Reposted

OhioMHAS is reposting the MHA-19-TRS-StatewideWellnessAdvocacyNetwork-37 (SWAN RFP) for the Heartland Catchment Area only.

Mini-grants are for OhioMHAS certified Peer Run Organizations located in Richland, Ashland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes, Tuscarawas, Carroll, Stark, Columbiana, Mahoning, & Trumbull counties to help individuals with lived experience make their voices heard, educate community partners about mental health and/or substance use disorders, mitigate stigma, and provide regional technical assistance, training, and oversight for a wellness initiative. The Wellness Initiative is an effort to encourage increased resiliency, wellness, and self-management of health and behavioral health among people with mental health and/or substance use disorders. 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 and is committed to transforming Ohio’s behavioral health care system by broadening and strengthening collaborations with community partners to eliminate stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders.

Proposals are due no later than May 19th, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Proposal Submission

  • Proposal Due Date: May 19, 2018 2:00 pm
  • Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.
  • Where to Submit: All proposals must be  submitted electronically to advocacyrfp@mha.ohio.gov
  • Anticipated Date of Award Announcement: May 25th, 2018

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than May 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm to advocacyrfp@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses to questions will be posted in RFP information below.
  • 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. 
  • Any updates to the Advocacy RFP information will be provided below.

Documents

FY19  RFP Primary Prevention Funding (MHA-19-PW-PrimaryPrevention-39)

FY19  RFP Primary Prevention Funding (MHA-19-PW-PrimaryPrevention-39)

Prevention in Ohio is grounded in the public health model, which focuses on improving the well-being of populations. Public health draws on a science base that is multi-disciplinary and engages the entire community through the social-ecological model. Prevention aims to reduce underlying risk factors that increase the likelihood of mental, emotional and behavioral health disorders (MEB) and simultaneously to promote protective factors to decrease MEB health disorders. MEB health disorders include but are not limited to: substance use disorders, mental illness, suicide, problem gambling, etc.

As part of the Ohio’s Community Prevention funding opportunity, OhioMHAS is seeking proposals that will support a modern prevention infrastructure that takes a comprehensive approach to evidence-based prevention services. These Primary Prevention grants will provide opportunities for communities to implement evidence-based practices that have demonstrated a high return on investment and/or significant outcomes through either national or local evaluation. Applicants must propose approaches that will impact individual and community level changes. OhioMHAS will fund proposals addressing evidence-based substance use disorder prevention practices (programs, policies and strategies) that also have a positive impact on other health and social outcomes such as education, juvenile justice involvement, maternal health and wellness, violence prevention, and mental health.

Some examples may include:

  • Collective impact (including coalition efforts and community trauma)
  • Classroom curriculum
  • Youth led programs grounded in the Youth Empowerment Conceptual Framework (YECF)
  • Programs targeting young adults in a variety of settings (i. e.: Institutions of Higher Education, workplace, etc.)

These proposals must be evidence based utilizing SAMHSA’s EBP Criteria (Interventions- section IV Executive Summary https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA09-4205/SMA09-4205.pdf ) and target a population across the lifespan. The EBP must also show a high return on investment and the identified outcomes addressed must match needs identified in the strategic plan. (Benefit Cost Results for many EBPs can be found at the Washington State Institute for Public Policy http://wsipp.wa.gov/BenefitCost .

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted in GFMS by Friday March 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.
  • No emailed, faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Budget Expenditure Form and Agreement and Assurance Forms are included with the RFP and must be submitted in GFMS

RFP Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Proposal and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • There will be a Bidders Conference Webinar Monday February 12, 2018, Information regarding logistics (time, login information, etc.) for the webinar will be sent out via the OhioMHAS eUpdate following the release of the RFP. Please go to http://mha.ohio.gov/ and subscribe for this publication. The information will also be posted on the home page of the OhioMHAS website.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than March 16, 2018 by 10:00AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
  • 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 regarding the RFP could result in disqualification of a proposal. Staff may only assist with questions regarding entering the GFMS system no programmatic information will be shared.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated weekly.

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FY19 System of Care Summit Event Coordination

FY19 System of Care Summit Event Coordination 

Background and Purpose

OhioMHAS seeks proposals for event planning and management services for a two (2) day statewide SOC Summit to be held in Columbus, Ohio in the fall of 2018. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2018 System of Care (SOC) Summit to support ongoing education, networking, and sharing of new and innovative best practices for Ohio’s children and families with behavioral health needs. The target audience for the summit includes public and private providers and administrators of children, youth, and young adult behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse), child welfare, physical health, juvenile justice, and education systems. Youth and families are at the heart of this summit and as such will be invited to participate in all aspects of the summit. The intent is to bring ideas, proposals, and collaborative partnerships from the summit into existing and new SOC action items, which will be included into state and regional behavioral health policy priorities.

  • Proposal Due Date:  02/23/2018 at Noon. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 02/07/18 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Questions may be submitted at BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. Questions and responses will be posted below within two business days of receipt of the question. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions

Where to Submit: 

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

Documents:

FY 2018 Forensic Conference Event Coordination (MHA-18-Med-ForensicCon-36)

FY 2018 Forensic Conference Event Coordination (MHA-18-Med-ForensicCon-36)

Request for Proposal Issued:  January 16, 2018

Proposal Due Date:  January 26, 2018

Background and Purpose:  

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2018 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 one day statewide Forensic Conference and half-day Forensic Monitors Conference to be held in the Columbus, Ohio area in the fall of 2018. Anticipated attendance for the one-day training is up to 250 individuals and 45 for the half-day conference. 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 proposal.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018. 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 within two business days of receipt of the question.
  • 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.
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

  • Proposal Due Date: January 26, 2018 at Noon
    Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. 
  • 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 III of the RFP.

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FY18 RFP Medication Assisted Treatment Educational Symposiums for Recovery Housing

FY18 RFP Medication Assisted Treatment Educational Symposiums for Recovery Housing 

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is treatment for substance use disorders that includes the use of medication along with counseling and other recovery supports. For some individuals with a substance use disorder, the use of medication fosters recovery. MAT can reduce problems of withdrawal and craving. These changes can give individuals the chance to focus on entering and sustaining recovery. Taking medication for substance use disorders is like taking medication to control heart disease or diabetes. For some individuals, participating in MAT, helps manage their symptoms so that the benefits of recovery can be maintained. OhioMHAS is providing a funding opportunity to an organization to organize and facilitate 6 regional symposiums educating recovery housing providers on the benefits of MAT, myths associated with MAT, policies and procedures for housing individuals participating in MAT, and creation of MAT friendly environments.

  • Proposal Due Date: January 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Scope of Work

  • Schedule and facilitate 6 regional no-cost MAT Educational Symposiums for recovery housing providers. Educational symposiums should include: MAT 101, myths associated with MAT, benefits of MAT, ways to support individuals participating in MAT, and an introduction to ASAM criteria.
  • Host and facilitate one hour quarterly ongoing technical assistance calls to recovery housing providers to expand knowledge about MAT in an effort to mitigate stigma and increase accessibility of recovery housing for individuals participating in MAT.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates 

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than January10, 2018 2:00 pm to RecoveryhousingRFI@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • Responses to questions will be posted below.
  • 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.

Documents

OhioMHAS has made revisions to the timeframes for the funding opportunity, MHA-18-TRS-MAT-HousingSymposium-035, stating all work must be completed by April 30, 2018.

SFY 18 Cures Act Funding Opportunities

FY 2018 Forensic Conference Event Coordination (MHA-18-Med-ForensicCon-36)

FY 2018 Forensic Conference Event Coordination (MHA-18-Med-ForensicCon-36)

Request for Proposal Issued:  January 16, 2018

Proposal Due Date:  January 26, 2018

Background and Purpose:  

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2018 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 one day statewide Forensic Conference and half-day Forensic Monitors Conference to be held in the Columbus, Ohio area in the fall of 2018. Anticipated attendance for the one-day training is up to 250 individuals and 45 for the half-day conference. 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 proposal.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018. 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 within two business days of receipt of the question.
  • 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.
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

  • Proposal Due Date: January 26, 2018 at Noon
    Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. 
  • 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 III of the RFP.

Documents

FY18 RFP Medication Assisted Treatment Educational Symposiums for Recovery Housing

FY18 RFP Medication Assisted Treatment Educational Symposiums for Recovery Housing 

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is treatment for substance use disorders that includes the use of medication along with counseling and other recovery supports. For some individuals with a substance use disorder, the use of medication fosters recovery. MAT can reduce problems of withdrawal and craving. These changes can give individuals the chance to focus on entering and sustaining recovery. Taking medication for substance use disorders is like taking medication to control heart disease or diabetes. For some individuals, participating in MAT, helps manage their symptoms so that the benefits of recovery can be maintained. OhioMHAS is providing a funding opportunity to an organization to organize and facilitate 6 regional symposiums educating recovery housing providers on the benefits of MAT, myths associated with MAT, policies and procedures for housing individuals participating in MAT, and creation of MAT friendly environments.

  • Proposal Due Date: January 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Scope of Work

  • Schedule and facilitate 6 regional no-cost MAT Educational Symposiums for recovery housing providers. Educational symposiums should include: MAT 101, myths associated with MAT, benefits of MAT, ways to support individuals participating in MAT, and an introduction to ASAM criteria.
  • Host and facilitate one hour quarterly ongoing technical assistance calls to recovery housing providers to expand knowledge about MAT in an effort to mitigate stigma and increase accessibility of recovery housing for individuals participating in MAT.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates 

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than January10, 2018 2:00 pm to RecoveryhousingRFI@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • Responses to questions will be posted below.
  • 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.

Documents

OhioMHAS has made revisions to the timeframes for the funding opportunity, MHA-18-TRS-MAT-HousingSymposium-035, stating all work must be completed by April 30, 2018.