Community Education and Outreach Initiative CARES Funding Guidance and Application
The purpose of this RFA is to solicit a comprehensive proposal from Ohio’s HBCU institution, individual and or combined in the state of Ohio to provide improved quality and quantity of research data collected through the culturally sensitive and nuanced familiarity of African Americans and other minority populations. This may impact the quality of requested information and provide better-informed communication. The data collection will enhance the state’s ability to respond to the needs and support minorities in the communities with OUD, stimulants, and other co-occurring substance use disorders in an informed manner. The project is funded by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Drug Addiction Services through Ohio State Opioid Response research dollars (SOR) 2.0 a grant from SAMHSA the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Please be sure to complete the attached RFP, budget narrative, and included support documents by the submission deadline August 6, 2021. Please return RFP and related material to HECC@mha.ohio.gov .
We are seeking applications to support the OhioMHAS initiative to advance access to learning opportunities that support achieving excellence in evidence-based community prevention. This funding opportunity supports the establishment of a Coalition Institute targeting all Ohio’s coalitions working to prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral health problems and community-level trauma including the social determinants of health. This professional development process offers a pathway for all types of prevention coalitions to be grounded in science for effective prevention. A statewide partner(s) will be identified to lead the development and ongoing implementation of the Ohio Coalition Institute, a critical need for Ohio’s prevention infrastructure.
OhioMHAS is seeking an entity to develop, formalize and deploy the Ohio Coalition Institute in partnership with the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion (COE) and other key statewide prevention partners. We are currently in the process of identifying a partner for the COE. This body of work will diversify our workforce, provide an equitable opportunity to all professionals in the field, and provide a level playing field for all coalitions in the state. Once all of the work is developed and formalized, it will also become part of ongoing work that supports sustainability. Funding will assist in formalizing structures and addressing gaps and disparities.
The institute will be designed to provide entry points for all coalition directors and members to develop critical knowledge, skills, and abilities around transformational leadership, coalition development, data-driven strategic planning, evaluation, and sustainability. The institute must include a community of practice approach, developmental evaluation, training/technical assistance, and mentoring. This approach must establish a learning relationship where those involved become stronger at adhering to key coalition processes which result in a greater impact on the community.
The Ohio Coalition Institute will follow a community of practice approach that will provide an environment where coalition leaders are able to come together and share best practices to create new knowledge to advance the science of prevention. Communities of practice can drive strategy, generate new ideas, solve problems, promote the development and utilization of best practices, develop people’s professional skills, and help coalitions achieve community-level outcomes.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate content expertise in mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) prevention science; Ohio’s approach to coalition development; collective impact; the process of developing and facilitating communities of practice; SAMHSA CSAP Strategies; CDC Strategies for preventing suicide; community trauma; and social determinants of health. Applicants must also have the capacity to reach a statewide audience and utilize a developmental evaluation process. It is anticipated that an applicant will partner with, at a minimum, one other statewide prevention provider and will have the capacity to facilitate the Coalition Institute in multiple settings (i.e. virtual, face to face).
The purpose of this RFA is to identify an Institution of Higher Education partner to serve as the lead organization in the development of the Ohio Center of Excellence (COE) for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion. This COE will focus on mental, emotional, and behavioral health prevention, promotion and early intervention by building statewide capacity and infrastructure across the lifespan with an emphasis on cultural competency and equity. The selected entity will provide leadership, best practices, research, program development, training and technical assistance across multiple focus areas and settings.
The Office of Prevention Services has worked for over a decade to build evidence-based practices in Ohio by using discretionary grants from SAMHSA and other federal resources. However, this work has been fragmented and limited to small numbers of communities due to the nature and spending limitations of the funding sources. This collaborative COE will provide an opportunity for the capacity building needs of the prevention workforce to be coordinated into a centralized, consistent, culturally relevant approach that can be sustained and accessible to all Ohio communities.
Institutions of Higher Education in Ohio with expertise in the prevention and promotion of mental, emotional, and behavioral health across the lifespan (i.e. substance use, mental health, suicide, gambling and other addictions), the evidence-based frameworks that Ohio’s prevention infrastructure is grounded in, developmental evaluation, and all content outlined in the scope of work.
Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation prior to September 1, 2021. Grant award will not exceed $4.5 million.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is pleased to announce funding for the Mental Health Court Program (MHCP) to eligible counties with a Certified Mental Health docket in Ohio for FY22. OhioMHAS is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the ADAMHS Boards in the following counties: Allen, Ashtabula, Butler, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Fairfield, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Montgomery, Muskingum, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Stark, and Summit. Information is being collected for the purpose of funding Mental Health Courts in the counties listed and identifying interested certified Mental Health dockets within those counties. The total amount of Mental Health Block Grant funds for the MHCP in FY22 is $150,000; and the one-time funding for the Mental Health Block Grant COVID Relief funds is $700,000 for the time period of July, 2021 through March 15th, 2023. ADAMHS Boards are invited to work with their local specialized dockets to complete the RFI, which serves as a request to participate in the MHCP for FY22. Specialized docket judges are encouraged to contact their local county ADAMHS Board to share their interest in participating in the MHCP and to assist the Board in accurately completing the RFI.
All RFI responses must be submitted by the ADAMHS Boards via email to: email@example.com by August 6, 2021.
Purpose and Background SWAN FY22 RFP
Ohio’s definition of recovery is the personal process of change in which individuals strive to improve their health and wellness, resiliency, and reach their full potential through self-directed actions. MHAS is committed to transforming Ohio’s behavioral health care system by broadening and strengthening wellness and community integration. MHAS strives to modernize and enhance the availability and quality of services by improving access, accountability, and collaboration. Peer Recovery Organizations are an integral component of a sustainable system of care.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) is seeking proposals from qualified applicants to serve as the State-Wide Advocacy Network (SWAN) to provide regional technical assistance, training, and oversight for wellness projects. These projects will support and encourage recovery, resiliency, wellness, and self-management of whole health (physical and behavioral). Projects will support people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders throughout Ohio living in or transitioning back to the community from regional psychiatric hospitals and/or other institutional settings. Deliverables for the project include the following.
RFP QUESTIONS AND UPDATES
RFP Submission Deadline
Submit Proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Due Date: July 30, 2021, 11:59p
Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation August 10, 2021.
FY2021 RFP Health Equity and Cultural Competence Comprehensive plan Development (MHA-FY21-MEDHECC-01)
Each year, behavioral health disparities lead to significant human and financial costs as racial and ethnic minorities experience worse health status and treatment outcomes, and more difficulty accessing services than their peers in other population groups. The state is challenged to provide equitable services to many Ohioans who experience disparate and inequitable burden of disease, disability, injury and attributable morbidity, and death. One study brief highlighted that Ohioans of color face large gaps in outcomes across socio-economic factors, community conditions and health care; and these gaps, in turn, drive poorer health outcomes among Ohioans of color, such as higher rates of infant mortality and premature death. There is systemic need for comprehensive Health Equity and Cultural Competency (HECC) planning to address issues of behavioral health equity and cultural and linguistic competency in local ADAMH board area and with the state behavioral health agency in support of services to address opioid, stimulant and other substance use disorders.
Purpose and Goals of RFP
The purpose of this RFP is to 1) solicit a comprehensive proposal from behavioral health care system entity with direct statewide experience in working directly with the state behavioral health care agency (OhioMHAS) and ADAMH boards community partners to support statewide initiatives addressing Health Equity and Cultural Competency in Ohio’s behavioral health care system; 2) support development of community-based Health Equity and Cultural Competence (HECC) plans in all 50 ADAMHS boards; and 3) collaborate with community partners and enhance provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services and substance treatment to minorities and other diverse and special populations.
Additionally, the goals of the HECC response should, in part, mirror those of the State’s SOR no-cost extension and SOR 2.0 awards
Request for Proposal Issue and Proposal Due Date
RFP Questions and Updates
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has implemented MRSS with a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the past three years in two regions, the Northwest (Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Putnam, and Paulding counties) and the Southwest (Butler, Warren, Clinton, Preble, and Clermont counties). OhioMHAS seeks to fund another round of counties for infrastructure development and implementation of MThe purpose of the RFP is to solicit comprehensive proposals from ADAMH Boards (individually or multiple counties) to implement MRSS as preplanning and infrastructure prior to statewide launch, to address challenges and gaps. RSS beginning July 1, 2021. These funds are available for either individual or multiple county ADAMH boards from July 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.
Deadline for submission of all applications is 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time June 14th, 2021 to: BCYFGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
Request for Information Issued: April 6, 2021
Submit an e-mail of interest to email@example.com by April 14, 2021
Please send an e-mail stating if your Community-Based Correctional Facility is interested in potentially participating in the MAT PDOA project described above. In the e-mail, please include:
Please e-mail your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
5.PLEASE NOTE: Response does NOT create a contract with the State of Ohio, it provides only information to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services regarding potential applicants for funding in the future.
Request for Proposal Issued: March 30, 2021
Proposal Due Date: April 12, 2021
Background and Purpose
FY21 Forensic Conference RFP (MHA-FY22-MED-ForensicCon-01)
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2020 Annual 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, DODD central office and Developmental Center staff, staff from the Designated Forensic Evaluation Centers, the Community Forensic Monitors, community providers of behavioral health and developmental disability services, ADAMHS Boards, DD Boards, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services.
OhioMHAS seeks proposals for event planning and management services for a virtual Forensic Conference to be held in several two- to three-hour sessions on no more than four days in October-November, 2021. The virtual platform utilized should allow for simultaneous participation by up to 300 individuals. The event coordination will include contracting with the virtual platform sponsor, managing participant registrations, communicating with the participants and presenters, providing regular updates to the OhioMHAS staff, applying for continuing education credits on behalf of attendees, and additional duties as outlined in the RFP.
Ohio institutions of higher education (IHE) with expertise in behavioral health prevention and early intervention, Institute of Medicine’s categories for prevention, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies and The National Academies Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Development among Children and Youth
Purpose of RFA
The purpose of this RFA is to identify an IHE partner to serve as the lead organization for the project and meet the RFA scope of work.
Ohio will develop and deploy a Youth and Young Adult Early Intervention Framework that will outline best practices for intervening early to prevent and decrease the severity of mental, emotional and behavioral health problems (including substance use) in young people ages 10-25, including specialized information for high-risk youth. The framework will provide a guide to what early intervention should look like across Ohio communities.
Core to the framework development will be examination of early intervention strategies across diverse communities and issues of behavioral health equity within those communities. This analysis is expected to inform the need for comprehensive early intervention services that meet the needs of diverse populations.
Along with the development of an overarching guide, the initiative will include a partnership and investment in local innovation around early intervention. OhioMHAS will identify three potential pilot projects representing Appalachia, Rural/Suburban and Urban to build upon new approaches to early intervention in each area that meet the unique needs of their community.
Application Due Date:
Request for Applications Issue Date: January 15, 2021
Request for Application Due Date : February 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
RFA Questions and Updates
1. The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
2. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 11:59 p.m. EDT January 22, 2021, to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
3. 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.
4. Responses to all questions (FAQ) will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently.
Purpose of RFA-The purpose of this RFA is to solicit a comprehensive proposal from organizations including community-based organizations, ADAMH Boards, profit and nonprofit organizations to provide innovative approaches to integrated care for individuals with opioid or stimulant use/misuse disorder. OhioMHAS seeks applications from organizations to expand the utilization of technology to manage co-occurring SUD and mental health conditions. This will include the use of web applications, medical devices, and technology that assists with coordinating activities of state agencies and local county systems through an integrated approach to multi-system needs. Innovative technology will especially assist those with co-occurring disorders through partnerships with community behavioral health agencies and ongoing connection to telehealth and recovery support services including housing, MAT, peer recovery supports and vocational programs. Attention to services and supports which address improving the social determinants of health are important areas of focus for community partners.
RFA Questions and Updates
Request for Proposal Issue Date: January 29th, 2021
Request for Proposal Due Date: February 26th, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
The purpose of this RFA is to solicit a comprehensive proposal from community organizations to provide services and supports to individuals in their communities with OUD, stimulant and other co-occurring substance use disorders. The services and supports must be aimed at supporting a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that provides linkages between physical health, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice and child welfare. The services and supports may include prevention services, family supports, primary care, recovery supports, treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), faith-based and community-based interventions, and increasing access and continuity of care and supports and/or harm reduction. Attention to services and supports which address improving the social determinants of health are important areas of focus for community partners.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Developmental Disabilities (DODD) launched a statewide Trauma-Informed Care Initiative (TIC) in 2013. 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.
In support to the TIC Initiative OhioMHAS and DODD will conduct the Virtual Eighth Annual TIC Summit, a two-day TIC Educational Event on May 18 and 19, 2021. This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for:
All questions must be submitted electronically no later than December 11 , 2020 by 5:00 p.m. pm to TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@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 may result in disqualification of a proposal.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has released this request for applications (RFA) with the intent of awarding up to $50,000,000 per year to Boards, which will in turn support substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery programs in their communities. County boards are encouraged to fund services and supports incorporated in their annual community plans addressing the boards’ vision to establish a culturally competent system of care and the boards’ work to achieve that vision.
Boards are encouraged to demonstrate that they are addressing a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) meeting the following criteria: “The central focus of a ROSC is to create an infrastructure or “system of care” with the resources to effectively address the full range of substance use problems within communities. The specialty substance use disorder field provides the full continuum of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment, continuing care and recovery) in partnership with other disciplines, such as mental health and primary care, in a ROSC.”
The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 11:59 p.m. EDT November 6, 2020, to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov. An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
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 to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently
OhioMHAS seeks to partner with a college or university, medical organization or other organization with experience in grant evaluation and experience in achieving the required Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) survey data collection and reporting for Ohio’s two SOR grants. The selected applicant will evaluate the grant performance, outcomes and impact to the State of Ohio and provide training and support to the SOR providers in collecting required GPRA data; monitor and interpret data collected to determine whether an adequate number of GPRA are completed and evaluate data integrity; identify and provide services and supports to stakeholders that will promote the use of the GPRA; frequently interpret and report GPRA data, trends and highlights to OhioMHAS, ADMAHS Boards and providers
1. The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
2. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, November 06th, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. EDT to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov
4. Responses to all questions (FAQ) will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
1. All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, November 20th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
2. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
Awards are expected to be announced in November for project implementation to begin no later than December 4th, 2020.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is pleased to announce that the Specialized Docket Subsidy Project has two separate funding opportunities available to specialized dockets not currently receiving specialized docket subsidy funding or drug court grant funding from the Department and must target addiction and/or mental health disorders. One Request for Applications (RFA) has been made available for specialized dockets receiving final certification after July 1, 2019 and not previously certified. The other RFA is for specialized dockets which received final certification before July 1, 2019 and operational specialized dockets seeking re-certification.
The purpose of these funds is to offset the payroll costs for specialized dockets staff members. These funds can also be used to pay for clinical services provided by OhioMHAS certified addiction and/or mental health providers, medication assisted treatment (MAT) medications, urinalysis and recovery supports.
The funding will be available for the periods of SFY 2021 - July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. These funds can be retroactively applied for allowable expenses incurred on or after July 1, 2020. Please note: Funds supporting this project are granted based on an estimate of state and federal funds for mental health and addiction services in Ohio. Should funding be reduced below an estimated level, the amount of funding may be reduced or terminated per written notice to the applicant by OhioMHAS.
The RFAs, Project Application and Allowable Costs list are posted on the Ohio MHAS website: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
Application Due Date:
All applications and accompanying documentation must be submitted via email at email@example.com . This solicitation will remain open until all available funds have been awarded.
Questions and Answers:
All prospective applicants must submit their questions and answers in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 5, 2020.