SFY 2022 Funding Opportunities

FY22 Community Faith Based Older Adult RFA (MHA-FY-22-Faithbased-OA-MED-02)

Purpose of the Award

This application aims to develop culturally appropriate interventions, services and supports, targeting Older Adults residing in faith-based affordable housing communities within the vulnerable and density areas in Franklin County. The application will support care coordination, wellness education and activities and other supports. This announcement seeks to support a pilot for Older Adults in vulnerable communities in Franklin County to address specialized efforts that represent those with higher risk factors for emotional distress due to isolation as a result of COVID-19 and the lack of support to those who have greater barriers in accessing traditional behavioral health information and access to services and are less likely to be impacted by messaging addressing stigma and access to wellness programming, services and supports.

Eligible Applicant:

  • Certified community behavioral health provider, identified by local ADAMH BD as having an older adult program, in partnership with Faith-Based Section 202 housing owner with demonstrated experience in outreach and on-site service engagement and supports to African American communities in Franklin County.

Eligible Activities:

  • Engage local older adult residents in on-site services, care coordination and supports to those who are isolated and in distress and provide access to a behavioral health professional.
  • Collaborate with faith partner to develop a stigma reduction campaign targeted to older adults
  • Strengthen partnerships within local communities to provide culturally competent services and supports.
  • Engagement with local faith communities to provide outreach and supports to residents.

Target Population:

African American and vulnerable Older Adult communities (Aging in Place) in HUD Section 202 faith-based housing in Franklin County.

RFA Questions and Updates

Submission Date:

  • Submit application by September 20, 2021, 11:59pm
  • Submit application electronically to: gofbci@mha.ohio.gov

Funding Period and Award Amount

  • Funding Period 7/1/2021 thru 6/30/22
  • The total amount available for this RFA is $100,000.00
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FY22 RFA Specialized Docket Subsidy Project Funding opportunity (MHA-FY22-CJS-SpecializedDocket-Subsidy-01)

Overview: 

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 its initial 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 2022 - July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. And SFY 2023 – July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 . These funds can be retroactively applied for allowable expenses incurred on or after July 1, 2021. 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: http://mha.ohio.gov/fundingopportunities

Application Submission and Due Date

All applications and accompanying documentation must be submitted via email at: Specialized.docket@mha.ohio.gov This solicitation will remain open until such time as all available funds have been awarded.

Questions and Answers

All prospective applicants must submit their questions in writing to Specialized.docket@mha.ohio.gov by no later than 11/12/2021. Questions and answers will be posted on the Department’s website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities

Recommended Steps

  • Review this announcement with the specialized docket judge and any other personnel as determined by your court.
  • Secure the required documentation that supports the number of clients your specialized docket will serve in SFY 2022.
  • Complete and sign the one-page application. Scan the application and supporting documentation, and email to Specialized.docket@mha.ohio.gov .
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FY22 RFP Treatment Access for Adults with Alcohol Use Disorder (MHA-FY22-TAA-AUD-01)

Purpose of RFP

OhioMHAS is accepting proposals to expand the use of innovative approaches to treat persons with alcohol use/misuse disorder (AUD). OhioMHAS seeks to award behavioral health providers funding to propose new programming or fund existing programming that will focus on adults (21+) who are actively misusing or abusing alcohol. Persons appropriate for this programming may come from any of the areas within Prochaska & Diclemente’s Stages of Change. Applicants may consider using funding to support innovative programming, gap funding to cover expenses not otherwise covered by third-party insurance, co-pays, transportation costs, childcare services to allow attendance for behavioral health treatment, or technology costs to help patients connect with treatment (e.g., web applications, medical devices).

SAPT COVID Relief Block Grant Goals

This supplemental SAPT COVID Relief Block Grant Goals shall fund treatment and recovery support services provided during a treatment episode for adults, aged 21 and over. Awardees shall utilize funding for:

  1. Expanding and supporting existing treatment access for AUD;
  2. Bringing new patients into the behavioral health system;
  3. AUD treatment and support services not covered by CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance for low-income individuals and that demonstrate success in improving treatment outcomes and/or supporting recovery; or
  4. Collecting performance and outcome data to determine the ongoing effectiveness of AUD treatment and support services and to plan the implementation of new services.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • 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 5:30PM EDT October 4, 2021 to OhioMHAS at: AUD@mha.ohio.gov. An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
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  • 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.
  • A technical assistance call will be held on October 4, 2021 for any organization interested in learning more about this funding opportunity.

Submission

  • Deadline for submission of all applications is by 5:30PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time October 18, 2021 to: AUD@mha.ohio.gov

Awards

  • Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation November 1, 2021.
  • The total amount statewide available for this RFA is $3,500,000.
  • Grants awards will not exceed $350,000 per applicant.
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  • All funds must be spent by March 15, 2023.

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FY22-23 RFP COVID-19 Block Grant Umbrella Funding Opportunities (MHA-FY-22-BCYF-COV19-UMB-01) Early Childhood Maternal Health Consultation in Pediatric & Primary Care Settings, Maternal Depression, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, Partnerships in Eliminating Youth Human Trafficking.

Overview: To ensure behavioral health services are available and reaching children and families, the OhioMHAS Children’s Bureau is seeking proposals for a one-time funding from applicants able to implement program services to increase infant mental health screenings; expand access to care for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); enhance maternal depression services; and expand partnerships to eliminate youth human trafficking through community engagement. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to use a trauma-informed approach to target services to youth and young adults ages 0‐25. Additional outcomes sought include:

  • Combatting social isolation and promoting mental wellness for vulnerable populations;
  • Responding to increased needs for behavioral health needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Increasing organizational capacity to promote mental wellness while the pandemic lasts and afterward; and
  • Strengthening crisis prevention and response.

These program services aim to increase protective factors that would counter the effects of adverse experiences from the pandemic with increased peer support, perseverance, and self-regulation, including youth and family engagement. In an effort to simplify the announcements of new funding opportunities, OhioMHAS is using this umbrella Request for Proposal (RFP) to invite proposals on any one or more of the content areas in this RFP.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to BCYFGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov October 1, 2021, at 5:00PM EDT. No faxed, mailed, or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation to begin October 12, 2021.
  • All funds must be expended by March 30, 2023.
  • Funding Period FY22: March 2023

Questions

  • The RFP, accompanying documents, and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at BCYFGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM EDT September 24, 2021, to OhioMHAS at: BCYFGRANTS@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 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
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Award

Total funding opportunity $5,390,000

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Class 2 and 3 Residential Facility Enhancing Quality Program

The recently approved FY2022-2023 State Budget introduced Section 337.90. COMMUNITY INNOVATIONS- appropriation item 336504, Community Innovations, up to $6,000,000 in each fiscal year shall be used for operating expenses that result in improved quality of life for adults with severe mental illness living in Class 2 and Class 3 residential facilities.  OhioMHAS is excited to provide a funding opportunity to enhance quality within all eligible Class 2 and Class 3 Residential Facility operators to provide funds that shall be used for expenses that result in improved quality of life for adults with severe mental illness living in those facilities.

For the detailed Information Click Here.

FY-22 RFA proposal SOR 2.0 Health Equity Data and Research Request for HBCU Applications (MHA-FY-22-HBCU-MED-CC-01)

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.

  • Questions must be submitted by August 4, 2021, to HECC@mha.ohio.gov
  • The submission date for RFP is August 6, 2021
  • Target date of completion project by the September 29th timeline. As determined available and approved, additional funding may be available for the project beyond September 29, 2021.

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 .

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FY22 RFA Ohio Coalition Institute Development and Implementation (MHA-FY22-Prevention-OCIDI-01)

Overview

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.

Eligible Applicants

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).

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 August 2, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EDT, 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 the 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.
  5. Applications must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by August 9, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

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FY22 RFA Ohio Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion (MHA-FY22-Prevention-CEBHPP-02)

Overview

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. 

Eligible Applicants

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.

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 August 1st by 11:59 p.m. EDT, 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 the 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.
  5. Applications must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by August 29th at 11:59 pm EDT.

Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation prior to September 1, 2021. Grant award will not exceed $4.5 million.

Deadline for submission of all applications is by August 29, 2021 11:59 pm and must be submitted to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov

 

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FY22 RFI Mental Health Court Program (MHAS-FY22-RFI-Court Program-01-CTS-CJS)

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: kathy.yokum@mha.ohio.gov by August 6, 2021.

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SFY22 RFP State-Wide Advocacy Network Initiative (SWAN) MHA-FY22-BRS-SWAN-01

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.

  • Promote the Eight Dimensions of Wellness within the community
  • Provide training and technical assistance to communities and stakeholders within the specific region to expand knowledge and participation in whole health and wellness initiatives
  • Collaborate with interested MHAS regional psychiatric hospitals, local jails, prisons, and other community partners to coordinate and assist with health and wellness activities within the facilities AND assist with transition and discharge planning to connect individuals to wellness resources in their local communities
  • Facilitate 1 regional one-day symposium about whole health (at no charge to participants)
  • Collaborate with the other Peer Recovery Organizations across the state to provide support and technical assistance
  • Collaborate with the other Peer Recovery Organizations across the state to provide support and technical assistance
  • Facilitate Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) workshops in the designated regions (at no charge to participants) and maintain a list of trained facilitators

RFP QUESTIONS AND UPDATES

  1. The RFP, 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 5:00 p.m. EDT July 22, 2021 to OhioMHAS at: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov.
  3. No questions will be answered after the Inquiry Period ends: July 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
  4. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  5. 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.

RFP Submission Deadline

Submit Proposal to: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov
Proposal Due Date: July 30, 2021, 11:59p

AWARD

Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation August 10, 2021.

  1. Grants awards will not exceed $65,000 per applicant, per year.
  2. Seven grants will be awarded.
DOCUMENTS
  1. RFP
  2. 2021 OhioMHAS Agreements and Assurances
  3. SFY20 Grants Budget and Narrative Form
  4. Face Sheet for Grant Proposal