Funding Opportunities

2020 Funding Opportunities

4253C Prevention Services - K-12 Prevention Education Initiatives

Prevention Services Funding Opportunity FY2020

Program Name: 4253C Prevention Services – K-12 Prevention Education Initiatives

Purpose: Under the leadership of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the RecoveryOhio initiative, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Education will collaborate to distribute $18 million dollars included in the SFY 2020 budget to support prevention education for K-12 students. This state partnership will empower local communities in their efforts to help children build resiliency and reduce risk factors that contribute to the development of behavioral health conditions. This critical investment will assist communities with the ultimate goal of providing evidence-informed prevention services for every child, in every grade, in every school. OhioMHAS plans to distribute the $18 million dollars to eligible applicants based on a formula calculating the number of school districts in each county and their K-12 enrollment. It is important to remember that these funds are one-time in nature. Efforts should be made to use the funds to build capacity and sustainability beyond the time period of the grant. Conveners will work with each district to distribute funds after engaging in a planning process with contributions from all willing community partners including ADAMH Boards, school districts, Educational Service Centers, community-based providers of prevention services, and law enforcement to enhance existing or established partnerships and engage new partners in the work. Partners will work together to support districts in their investment and commitment to prevention services and to welcome other community providers into the collaboration to support service delivery in schools.

Eligibility: ADAMH Boards will be invited to serve as a Convener of community partners for the purposes of planning for these dollars. If a Board declines the role of Convener, OhioMHAS will seek proposals from OhioMHAS certified behavioral health prevention providers and local prevention coalitions to convene community partners for that specific Board area.

Eligibility to receive this State NON-GRF funding is limited to ADAMHS Boards, or other certified behavioral health prevention providers and local prevention coalitions identified by OhioMHAS with an approved Letter of Intent Agreement confirming their acceptance of the roles and responsibilities of these funds.

Attachments

Total Funding Amount Available - $18,000,000

Submission Deadline:

Letter of Intent Agreements are due by 11/27/2019 and should be sent to the following email address: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov

FY19 RFA Medical Expert Residency MAT Waiver Trainer Grant (MHA-FY19-MedResidencyWaiverTRN2-08) funded by CURES No Cost Extension dollars

Ohio’s Opioid State Targeted Response (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.

In year two of the CURES STR grant, OhioMHAS funded six medical residency programs that provided approval of two independent waiver trainers in each residency program and a total of twelve residency MAT trainings. These programs are self-sustainable with the ability to provide MAT waiver trainings for the residency program as well as the community. 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.

Eligible Applicants

Applications will be accepted only from awardees that have staff holding a DEA-X waiver and engaged in practicing addiction medicine within their specialty. The waivered physician will then complete the PCSS MAT Course Instructor training in order to deliver two (2) community waiver trainings open to physicians and resident physicians. Each course will be eight (8) hours long. These trainings will take place between December 6th, 2019 and April 30, 2020

Proposal Submission

  1. All proposals must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, November 29th, 2019 at 5:30PM EDT.
  2. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted

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 Friday, November 22nd, 2019 by 5:30PM EDT to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@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 a proposal.
  4. Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently.

Documents:

FY2020 Request for Proposal: Event Planning and Management Services (MHA-20-ComTrtSvcs-TIC-EventPln-07)

OhioMHAS and DODD will conduct the Seventh Annual TIC Summit, a two-day TIC Educational Event on May 19 & 20, 2020. This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for a two-day Trauma-Informed Care Summit on May 19 and 20, 2020; with anticipated attendance of up to 400 people. Event to be held at the Residence Inn Marriott, Marriott Columbus University Area, 3100 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Background and Purpose

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Developmental Disabilities (DODD) launched a statewide Trauma-Informed Care Initiative (TIC) in 2014. A goal of this Initiative is to expand opportunities for Ohioans to receive trauma-informed interventions by enhancing efforts for practitioners, facilities and agencies to become competent in trauma informed practices. TIC is an approach that explicitly acknowledges the role trauma plays in people’s lives. 

Proposal Submission

  1. All proposals must be submitted electronically to: TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov by Friday November 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.
  2. No faxed, mailed or hand delivered proposals will be accepted.

Proposal Documents & Questions:

  1. The RFP, accompanying documents, updates, and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities 
  2. Interested parties are required to monitor this site for any updates to the RFP.
  3. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Tuesday, November 12, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. pm to TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov
  4. 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 the disqualification of a proposal. 
  5. Responses to all questions will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently.
Documents
  1. Trauma Informed Care Event Vendor RFP FY20
  2. 2019 OhioMHAS Assurances
  3. Grant Application Face Sheet 
  4. Combined Budget Narrative and Expenditures Grant Budget Form 
  5. Questions and Answers

RFP FY20-21 Early Childhood Mental Health and Early Intervention Capacity Expansion

OhioMHAS Releases 3 Early Childhood Mental Health Expansion Funding Opportunities:

RFP FY20-21 Early Childhood Mental Health and Early Intervention Capacity Expansion (#MHA FY20-21-ECMH-Early Intervention-06)

The Whole Child Matters Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative supports the development and implementation of a workforce specially trained to meet the social, emotional, behavioral and overall wellness needs of Ohio’s youngest children. By working with parents, teachers, caregivers and partner agencies, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants help to prevent preschool expulsions by helping caregivers successfully manage challenging behaviors that may be the result of dysregulation that is caused by trauma, developmental challenges, or other environmental factors.

To achieve these goals, three (3) funding opportunities are provided to support Ohio’s communities infrastructure for children to reach critical benchmarks in kindergarten and school readiness, positive parenting and youth preparedness and resilience.

  1. In collaboration with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, OhioMHAS BCYF has released a Request for Proposals to fund a EMCH consultation capacity across all statewide Early Intervention Teams. Amount of funding available is $400,000 per year for up to 2 years.  
  2. OhioMHAS Bureau of Children, Youth and Families has released a Request for Proposals to support ECMH Consultation expansion co-location into primary care and/or pediatric health settings; and
  3. OhioMHAS Bureau of Children, Youth and Families has released a Request for Proposals to support ECMH Consultation Expansion into underscored areas of the state. Funding available for ECMH capacity expansion is $850,000 per year for up to 2 years.

Timeframes, Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

Deadlines

  • The deadline for ECMH Expansion proposals submission is 11:59 pm on Friday, November 22nd 2019 to the following site: MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov  
  • Risk of failure or delay in delivery rests with applicant.  
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • The RFP, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website. Interested parties are required to monitor this website (http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725 ) for any updates to the RFP SYF20-21 ECMH
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS or Ohio Department of Disabilities staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal. Questions can be submitted through MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov  
  • The deadline for ECMH proposals submission is 11:59 pm on Friday November 22nd, 2019.  
  • Questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, November 8th, 2019 by 9:00am MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov
  • Awards are expected to be announced by Friday, December 13nd 2019 by 5:00pm .
Documents

SFY 2020 Specialized Dockets Subsidy Project Funding Opportunities (MHA-FY20 Specialized Dockets Subsidy Projects-05)

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 2020 - July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, and SFY 2021 - July 1, 2020, through June 30, 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: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities

Application Due Date:

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

Questions and Answers:

All prospective applicants must submit their questions and answers in writing to specialized.docket@mha.ohio.gov no later than November 14, 2019.

Documents:

FY2020 RFA State Opioid Response (SOR) Ohio Projects

FY2020 RFA State Opioid Response (SOR) Ohio Projects

  • SOR Project Ohio Opioid Response Continuum Grant for: Treatment of Members of the African American, Hispanic/Latino American and other Minority Communities
    (MHA-FY20-ComPln-SOR-AA-Hispanic-Min-02) - $12 Million
  • SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Grant Opportunities for Increasing Access and Services to High Risk Families (MHA-FY20-ComPln-SOR-High Risk Families-03) - $16 Million

While the focus population for both grants is African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and other minority adolescents and adults with a primary or secondary diagnosis of opioid use disorder or those with a documented history of opiate related overdose these funds may be used for any family with a primary or secondary diagnosis of opioid use disorder or those with a documented history of opiate related overdose. Eligible applicants are Alcohol, Drug, Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Boards or joint applications from ADAMH Boards in partnership with the community members identified in the RFA. OhioMHAS will be hosting two technical assistance calls to answer questions related to both grants.

For additional information and to read the Requests for Applications please click the buttons below to view details.

The SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Treatment for Members of the African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and other Minority Communities MHA-FY20-ComPln-SOR-AA-Hispanic-Min-02 has made approximately $12 million dollars available through September 30, 2020 to provide funding for programs and projects that will increase access to treatment and recovery supports for African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and other minority community members with a primary or secondary diagnosis of opioid use disorder or those with a documented history of opiate related overdose.

 

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/FundingOpportunities.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT September 17, 2019 to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov . An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced at https://mha.ohio.gov/FundingOpportunities
  • Two technical assistance calls will be available for question and answers on:
  • 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/FundingOpportunities and will be updated frequently.  

Application Submission

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

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced September 30th, 2019 for project implementation to begin October 1, 2019

Documents


 

The SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Grant Opportunities for Increasing Access and Services to High Risk Families MHA-FY20-ComPln-SOR-High Risk Families-03 has made approximately $16 million dollars available through September 30, 2020 to partner with local ADAMH Boards to provide funding for programs and projects that will increase access to treatment and recovery supports for the focus population with a primary or secondary diagnosis of opioid use disorder or those with a documented history of opiate related overdose. The families eligible for the proposed services are those engaged in the child welfare, family court, foster care system and criminal justice systems; including special dockets.

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/FundingOpportunities.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT September 17, 2019 to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov . An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced at https://mha.ohio.gov/FundingOpportunities
  • Two technical assistance calls will be available for question and answers on:
  • 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/FundingOpportunities and will be updated frequently.  

Application Submission

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

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced September 30th, 2019 for project implementation to begin October 1, 2019

Documents

FY2020 RFA Medical Residency Expert Waiver Trainer
(MHA-FY20-MedResidencyWaiverTRN-04)

FY2020 RFA Medical Residency Expert Waiver Trainer (MHA-FY20-MedResidencyWaiverTRN-04)

Ohio’s Opioid State Targeted Response (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.

In year two of the CURES STR grant, OhioMHAS funded six medical residency programs that provided approval of two independent waiver trainers in each residency program and a total of twelve residency MAT trainings. These programs are self-sustainable with the ability to provide MAT waiver trainings for the residency program as well as the community.

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.

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.govby Friday, August 09th, 2019 at 5:30PM 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 16th, 2019.
  • All state fiscal year 2019 funds should be obligated by April 30, 2020.

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/FundingOpportunities
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, August 2nd, 2019 by 5:30PM EDT 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 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 to the OhioMHAS website at  https://mha.ohio.gov/FundingOpportunities and will be updated frequently.

Documents:

FY2020 - Emergency Department CURES Grant RFA MHA-19-MEDDIR-EmerDep-45-2

As part of the 21st Century CURES Act, OhioMHAS will fund case management positions in up four 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. Please click here to apply. The deadline for submission of all proposals is Friday, July 12, 2019 by 5:30pm EST.

RFA Questions and Updates

 

  • The Request for Proposal, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at:  http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, July 5, 2019 by 5:30PM 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 to the OhioMHAS website at http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725 and will be updated frequently.'

Application Submission

 

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to:  CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5:30PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award - Awards are expected to be announced in July for project implementation to begin no later than August 1, 2019

Documents

Early Childhood Sexual Abuse Prevention

The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is accepting proposals to develop, implement and/or sustain evidence-based or evidence-informed practices to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA); and provide effective early intervention and trauma-based treatment services to young victims between the ages 0 - 8 of child sexual abuse (CSA). The purpose of the FY2020 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention Projects is to further align Ohio’s Early Childhood Mental Health Services with statewide initiatives including ENGAE 2.0, Strong Families Safe Community Initiative, Ohio Start, Step-up to Quality Early Learning and Education Goals, Home Visiting and Early Intervention Services.

Application Submission

Applications need to be submitted on or before May 31st by 11:59pm.

All questions need to be submitted to the following link: MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov

Documents

2019 Funding Opportunities

FY19 RFP Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice

This Request for Proposals (RFP) builds upon the earlier generations of the mental health service activities for juvenile justice-involved youth and supports a solid foundation of community collaboration. It is expected that through the funding and implementation of local projects, youth involved with the juvenile justice system with serious emotional disturbances and/or substance use/abuse disorders will remain in their community with appropriate services/supports. Local systems will continue to enhance and expand the current service and support systems and related knowledge base for this population. Improvements may include prevention, early identification, evidence based/ informed practices and treatment models; and, sharing resources and developing partnerships between communities’ caregivers and service systems, and their counterparts at the state level.

For the purposes of this project/initiative, behavioral health refers to both mental health/illness and addiction disorders.

All activities and proposed local awards described throughout this announcement are contingent upon funding availability and final funding approval. The Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) reserve the right to make no award, make an award for a lesser amount, make an alternative award for the specified project or make an award for a shorter duration. The Departments reserve the right to ask clarifying questions, issue conditional awards, and negotiate a best and final proposal with one or more applicants(s). The Departments reserve the right to waive errors and omissions that do not materially affect the proposal. Errors and omissions may also result in lower evaluation scores or rejection of the proposal.

As part of the initiative, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Boards (ADAMH Boards) and juvenile courts are expected to participate in scheduled meetings and support the initiative’s quality assurance measures, as well as meet the criteria listed in the application. Behavioral health outcome measures, and those specific to reoffending, are required for all participants. Awardees are required to participate in evaluation activities developed and administered by the Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University.

For the purpose of this solicitation, funds may not be used for “out-of-home placement” which is defined as “a referral for private out-of-home placement to address the primary treatment need of a youth.”

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the Funding Opportunities page of the OhioMHAS website.
Documents

FY19 SOR Provide or Expand Peer Supports Initiative for Person in Recovery from OUD

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project will 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. The geographic area for this project is the State of Ohio. The population of focus is individuals with a diagnosis of an opioid use disorder or individuals with a demonstrated history of opioid overdose problems.

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.

This RFA seeks applications from ADAMHS boards who will contract with partners to provide peer supporters for persons in recovery from opiate use disorder and their families in a variety of settings including, but not limited to emergency departments, courts, child welfare settings, and other non-traditional settings.

OHIO SOR Peer Supports Initiative Scope of Work

Peer Supports for persons with opiate use disorder The Peer Supports initiative seeks to provide peer supports for persons in recovery from opiate use disorder (OUD). This funding opportunity prioritizes peer supporters placed in non-traditional settings including emergency departments, courts, child welfare settings and other settings. All peer supports and funded organizations must be accepting of persons on all forms of medication assisted treatment and cannot require discontinuing, tapering or stopping any medication that is FDA approved for the treatment of OUD.

Grant Goal

Increase the availability of peer supports for persons in recovery from OUD and their families, including persons on all forms of medication assisted treatment for OUD. While this opportunity prioritizes provision of peer supports in non-traditional settings, this does not preclude eligibility for peer supports in community behavioral health settings. Funding may be used to provide peer supports and appropriate supervision for peer supporters.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, May 10, 2019 by 5:30PM 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.
Application Submission
  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, May 10th , 2019 at 5:30PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 
Award
  • Awards are expected to be announced by May 17th2019 for project implementation to begin no later than May 31st, 2019.
Documents

FY19 SOR MOMS Trainer Grant RFA (MHA-19-MEDDDIR-SOR-MOMTRAINER-68)

FY19 SOR MOMS Trainer Grant RFA (MHA-19-MEDDDIR-SOR-MOMTRAINER-68)

RFA Purpose: The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project 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 (MAT) and a clinical workforce with the expertise to provide MAT and psychosocial treatment to individuals with an opioid use disorder, 3) expand the use of certified peer supporters and access to recovery housing, in particular recovery housing for families; and (4) develop 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.

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 nine current and eleven new opioid treatment programs (OTPs) develop an integrated Maternity Care Home (MCH) model of care, utilizing the MOMS toolkit to support clinical practices for opioid dependent pregnant women, 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 service identified in the MOMS toolkit 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

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.go by Friday, April  26th , 2019 at 5:30PM 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 March 01, 2019.

Documents

 

FY19 RFA SOR Housing for Persons in Recovery OUD Initiative (MHA-19-SOR-Recovery Housing-OUD-67)

OHIO SOR Housing Initiative Purpose and Scope of Work

The SOR Project has made approximately $6 million dollars available through September 30, 2019 to partner with local ADAMH/ADA Boards and their partners to provide funding for housing and housing supports for individuals in recovery from opiate use disorder and their families in a setting that supports medication assisted treatment and housing that supports and individuals’ recovery and success within the community.   This RFA is a second, revised SOR funding opportunity for Housing For Person in Recovery from OUD to ensure that any projects that may not have been able to meet original expectations related to meeting the Ohioans Quality Housing Criteria have an opportunity to be considered for funding. This initiative encompasses all housing settings supported by OhioMHAS.

Housing for persons with opiate use disorder

The Housing initiative seeks to provide housing for persons in recovery from opiate use disorder (OUD). This funding opportunity prioritizes housing for families to recover together. All housing must be accepting of persons on all forms of medication assisted treatment and cannot require discontinuing, tapering or stopping any medication that is FDA approved for the treatment of OUD. 

Intended Outcome:

Increase the availability of housing options for persons in recovery from OUD and their families, that also includes acceptance of all forms of medication assisted treatment for OUD. While this opportunity prioritizes housing for families, this does not preclude eligibility for housing which serves individuals.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than April 5, 2019 to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov.
  • An informational webinar series will be scheduled and announced below.
  • 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 below and will be updated frequently. 

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, April 12, at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced April 19, 2019 for project implementation to begin no later than April 29, 2019.
  • All state fiscal year 2019 funds should be obligated by June 30, 2019.

Documents:

RFP SFY2020-2021 Strong Families, Safe Communities Grant: Helping Ohio's Children and Youth in Crisis (MHA-20-21-BCYF-SFSC-010)

The Ohio Departments of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) are seeking collaborative community proposals to establish treatment models of care that focus on crisis stabilization for children and youth with intensive needs relating to intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health needs. The target population includes children, youth and young adults ages 0‐25 who exhibit aggressive or violent behavior related to a mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities that place them at risk for out‐of‐home placement.

The Strong Families, Safe Communities program is aimed at serving Ohio's youth in crisis through local, community‐driven solutions. All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of this RFP. For SFYs 2020-2021, proposals are welcomed from previous responders as well as new collaborative groups.

Please read the RFP instructions carefully. This program has established new and expanded application requirements.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 4:00pm April 12, 2019 to BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.govNo questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • Responses will be posted under below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS or DODD staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Proposal Submission

  • The RFP and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • Proposal Due Date is 11:59 p.m., May 31, 2019. 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 within GFMS (Grants Funding and Management System): https://apps.mha.ohio.gov/IPortal/.
  • Anticipated Date of Award Announcement: Applicants will be notified after July 1, 2019.
  • No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. Funding Period: The funding period includes State Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021; SFY 2020 runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, and SFY 2021 runs from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Awards are subject to state budget appropriation and fund availability.

Documents:

FY19 RFA SOR DEA DATA 2000 Waiver in Person Trainings (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-DEA-DATA-66)

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project 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 (MAT) 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 (4) develop 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.

OhioMHAS seeks to partner with an awardee to provide 25 live trainings for physicians, certified nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants to obtain a DEA DATA 2000 waiver. The awardee will provide technical assistance and faculty for live courses which includes selection, training, facilitation, second day waivered physician presenter. General course management and oversight will also be provided by the awardee as well as CME tracking and provision and a registration website. The awardee will provide the training event planner with information on those attendees who qualify for a reimbursement as well as completed W-9s for those same individuals. Awardee will provide the required grant evaluation as required by OhioMHAS.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, March 15, 2019, by 5:30 PM EDT 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 to the below and will be updated frequently. 

Proposal Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, March 22, 2019, at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in April for project implementation to begin no later than May 01, 2019
  • All state fiscal year 2019 funds should be obligated by September 28, 2019.

Documents:

FY19 RFA SOR-MOMS-Implementation Site Continuation Grant (MHA-19-MEDDIR-MOMSCONTINUATION-65)

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project 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.

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to current CURES funded MOMS programs with co-located MAT to implement and provide Maternal Opiate Medial Supports (MOMS) 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 Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday March 15, 2019 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 to the below and will be updated frequently. 

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by March 22, 2019.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in March for project implementation to begin no later than May 01, 2019.
  • Funding period SFY 2019: September 29, 2018 – September 28, 2019

Documents:

FY20 RFP First Episode Early Serious Mental Illness (MHA-20-FirstEpisode-ESMI-MEDDIR-01)

The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides all states with an additional ten percent set aside of the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) to support evidence-based programs for individuals at risk of early serious mental illness. SAMHSA guidance includes "…the funds from set-aside are only used for programs showing strong evidence of effectiveness and targets early serious mental illness."

OhioMHAS is issuing Request for Proposal (RFP) for new programs to provide evidence-based treatment for persons who experience FEP and who meet the diagnostic criteria for Early Serious Mentally Ill, or ESMI. SAMHSA guidance includes that the funds be used for Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) programming. These funds are not permitted to be used for primary prevention interventions. The set-aside funds will be used to support services and the principle components of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) in the areas of the state where there are no existing programs but unmet needs. The CSC approach was developed by the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) research project supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). CSC has proven effective in improving symptoms, reducing relapse episodes, and preventing deterioration and disability among individuals suffering from psychotic illness and symptoms that left untreated may lead to ESMI.

Proposal Due Date/Time: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 12:00 pm/noon.

  • 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 by Friday, March 29, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Questions and answers will be available below.

Documents:

FY19 MOMS Implementation Site Grant RFA (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-MOMSSITE-54-2)
★ Deadline Extended

FY19 MOMS Implementation Site Grant RFA (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-MOMSSITE-54-2)

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project focuses 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.

OHIO MOMS Implementation Site Goals

Awardees will utilize the MOMS toolkit to develop a maternal care home that provides timely access to appropriate addiction and mental health services during pregnancy that extends postpartum, including intensive home-based or residential treatment. Awardees are expected to develop an administrative oversight team in the pre-planning period. This team is expected to follow the site readiness process that recommends the best administrative and clinical pathways to deliver care (http://momsohio.org/healthcare-providers/decision-trees/decisiontree-attributes/MOMS%20Decision%20Tree_F4_6-27-16.pdf). Awardees and any sub-contractors should adopt the treatment recommendations and clinical pathways from the decision tree during the implementation period. Any deviations from the clinical recommendations outlined in the decision tree should be reported to the MOMS trainer and OhioMHAS. Details of the application are included with the RFA.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, April 26, 2019.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in January for project implementation to begin no later than February 15, 2019
  • All state fiscal year 2019 funds should be obligated by September 28, 2019. No cost extensions are permissible with prior approval from the Department.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday April 19, 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.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in December for project implementation to begin no later than February 15, 2019.

Documents

SFY2020-2021 Strong Families, Safe Communities Grant: Helping Ohio's Children (MHA-20-21-BCYF-SFSC-010)

Funding Opportunity & Population of Focus: The Ohio Departments of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) are seeking collaborative community proposals to establish treatment models of care that focus on crisis stabilization for children and youth with intensive needs relating to intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health needs. The target population includes children, youth and young adults ages 0‐25 who exhibit aggressive or violent behavior related to a mental illness and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities that place them at risk for out‐of‐home placement. The Strong Families, Safe Communities program is aimed at serving Ohio's youth in crisis through local, community‐driven solutions.

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of this RFP. For SFYs 2020-2021, proposals are welcomed from previous responders as well as new collaborative groups.

Please read the RFP instructions carefully. This program has established new and expanded application requirements.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 4:00pm March 15th, 2019 to BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.gov .  No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • Responses will be posted under SFY 20-21 Strong Families, Safe Communities RFP at http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS or DODD staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP.  Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Anticipated Date of Award Announcement: Applicants will be notified after July 1, 2019

*NEW TO APPLICATION IN 2019* - Proposal Submission

Beginning in 2019, the entire proposal will be submitted within the Grants and Funding Management System (GFMS). Detailed directions on how to create an account and submit a grant application can be found within the GFMS User Guide: https://mha.ohio.gov/Portals/0/assets/Funding/Allocations/SPF2017/GFMS-Applicant-User-Guide_V1.0.pdf

Proposal Submission

  • Proposal Due Date is 11:59 p.m., April 5, 2019. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.
  • The RFP, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website. Interested parties are required to monitor this website (http://mha.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=725) for any updates to the RFP.
  • Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted within GFMS ( Grants Funding and Management System): https://apps.mha.ohio.gov/IPortal/

No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

RFP Issued February 1, 2019
Question period end March 15, 2019, 4:00p.m.
Proposal due April 5, 2019, by 11:59 p.m.
GFMS entry by awardees July 1 - July 30, 2019
Project begin Upon receipt of NOSA

 

Documents:

FY2019 RFA State Opiate Response (SOR) GPRA Training, Data Collection and Reporting (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-GPRAReport-64)

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project 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 (MAT) 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 (4) develop 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 Purpose

OhioMHAS seeks to partner with a college or university to manage the required Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) survey data collection and reporting for the Ohio SOR project. The selected applicant will provide training and support to the SOR providers collecting required Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) data, monitor data collected for data integrity, and regularly report to OhioMHAS relating to the data collection process. The GPRA requires data collection and reporting for all patients who receive SOR funded services.  Ohio SOR participating providers are responsible for the GPRA data collection and submission of data to OhioMHAS. Selected applicant will facilitate and monitor this data collection and submission.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, February 15, 2019 by 5:30 PM EDT 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, February 22, 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 
  • Awards are expected to be announced in February for project implementation to begin no later than March 1, 2019.

Documents

FY19 RFA SOR Medical School Curriculum Program (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-MedSchool-63)

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project 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 (MAT) 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 (4) develop 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.

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to one awardee to develop and implement a common curriculum across all Ohio Medical schools to train 11,000 graduate medical students per year on pain management and opioid use disorder treatment.

Medical School Program Curriculum Development and Implementation 

Awardee will develop a curriculum delivering information on pain management and opioid use disorder treatment. This curriculum will provide detailed information on the medical and non-medical treatment of pain management across medical specialties. In addition, the curriculum with also provide medical students with the knowledge to treat and manage patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) including all forms of MAT. Awardee will develop a plan to implement the curriculum into Ohio Schools of Medicine.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, February 15, 2019 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, February 22, 2019.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 
  • Awards are expected to be announced in January for project implementation to begin no later than February 28, 2019.
  • All state fiscal year 2019 funds should be obligated by September 28, 2019.

Documents

FY19 Youth Resiliency Program Application (MHA-19-MEDDIR-YouthResiliency-GRF-62)

We are pleased to announce the availability of $1.0 million GRF in one-time, stop-gap funding to support youth resiliency programming for at-risk youth.  Under the Youth Resiliency Program operated by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, organizations may apply for one-time, stop-gap funding to help develop and/or build capacity for services and programming designed to ensure that at-risk youth enjoy healthy development, succeed in school, and grow up to be productive, adult citizens.  While funding priority will be given to Adams, Brown, Scioto, Jackson, Pike, Ross, Athens, Marion, Montgomery, Megs and Lawrence Counties, all counties with a qualifying project may submit a proposal, regardless of the tier they currently occupy.

Incorporated in the single attachment (below) is the Youth Resiliency Program Overview and Guidance information with details on purpose, expectations and allowable use of funding under the program and the Youth Resiliency Project Application.

Completed applications are to be submitted by an ADAMH Board to OhioMHAS by February 28, 2019.  Providers: please work with your ADAMH Board to address any questions regarding the application, and to ensure that applications are submitted to the ADAMH Board on a timely basis. ADAMH Boards: please combine all provider applications on a county-level basis and submit 1 Board-level application to OhioMHAS by February 28, 2018 to Kim Kehl at kim.kehl@mha.ohio.gov.

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

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

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project 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. OhioMHAS seeks partners to provide housing for persons in recovery from opiate use disorder and their families in a setting that meets the OhioMHAS Quality Housing Criteria. Information regarding this policy document, including technical assistance and webinar guidance, are located on the OhioMHAS Housing website. This initiative encompasses all housing settings supported by OhioMHAS.

The RFA seeks to increase the availability of housing for persons in recovery from OUD and their families, including recovery housing that accepts all forms of medication assisted treatment for OUD. While this opportunity prioritizes housing for families, this does not preclude eligibility for housing which serves individuals. Applications will be accepted from any ADAMHS county board.  

Funding may be used for housing expenses related to assisting individuals and their families with their duration in the housing environment and Housing Supports provided on site. Funding may be utilized in all housing settings as defined by MHAS and supported through the Quality Criteria. Funding may not be used for capital projects (construction) or renovations. 

The OhioMHAS has scheduled an informational webinar on either January 22 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and February 8 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Additional informational webinars may be scheduled. The schedule and call in information will be posted below.

Webinar Information:

The webinar link and call in information is offered on the below dates and time:

January 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

February 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  1. Dial 614-230-0229
  2. Enter Meeting ID number 68193 when prompted.

Phone Call Information: 

February 8, 10:00 am

  • Topic: Board opportunities to partner with OhioSTART, the funding opportunity and the PCSAs
  • Call in Information:
  1. Dial 614-230-0229
  2. Enter Meeting ID number 68193 when prompted.

Questions and Updates:

  • The RFA and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than February 22, 2019 by 5:30PM EDT to OhioMHAS at:  SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov.
  • An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced below.
  • 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. 

Award:

  • Awards are expected to be announced March 8, 2019 for project implementation to begin no later than March 15, 2019.

Documents:

FY19 RFP OHMHAS Quality Housing Criteria (MHA-19-TRS-SOR-HousingQuality-57)

FY2019 - RFP OHMHAS Quality Housing Criteria (MHA-19-TRS-SOR-HousingQuality-57)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has established effectiveness and efficiency criteria which apply to any housing setting seeking levy, state (operating and capitol) or federal funds distributed by OhioMHAS or a local behavioral health authority. As part of Ohio’s State Opiate Response (SOR) grant initiative, OhioMHAS is offering one statewide grant to a Housing Advocacy Organization to assist with administrative duties related to the Quality Housing Criteria.

  • State of Ohio Statewide Housing Advocacy Organizations having expertise in state and federal policies which promote safe, affordable, quality housing for individuals with a mental health and/or substance use disorder and specialize in providing technical assistance in the areas of: Reasonable Accommodations, Landlord Tenant Law, Quality control in OhioMHAS-defined housing settings, Municipal Housing Codes, Physical Environments and Programmatic Environments included in the Quality Housing Criteria, Medication Assisted Treatment in Housing Environments and Developing and Operating Housing Settings.
  • Must have the ability to provide technical assistance to all housing providers included in the Quality Housing Criteria.
  • Have current staff capacity to accomplish the designated scope of work or ability to establish capacity no later than April 1, 2019.

The OhioMHAS has scheduled an informational webinar on January 16, 2019 from 9:30 am-11:00 am. If you are unable to participate, a transcript can be found below. The conference call number is 614-230-0229 and then enter the following meeting id: 68193.

Documents:

FY19 Forensic Conference Event (MHA-19-MEDDIR-ForensicCon-60)

FY19 - 2019 Forensic Conference Event (MHA-19-MEDDIR-ForensicCon-60)

Background and Purpose: 

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2019 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, ADAMHS Boards, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services. OhioMHAS seeks proposals for event planning and management services of the one-day statewide Forensic Conference to be held in the Columbus, Ohio area in the fall of 2019. Anticipated attendance for the one-day training is up to 275 individuals. The event coordination will include contracting with the venue, managing participant registrations, communicating with the participants and presenters, providing regular updates to the OhioMHAS staff, and additional duties as outlined below.

Proposal Submission Deadline

  • Proposal Due Date: January 4, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.
  • Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2019. 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 RFP
  • No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Documents

FY19 RFA Smoking Cessation First Episode Psychosis Program (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SmokeCessation-59)

Update: Please note the application deadline is extended to January 11th, 2019.

FY19 RFA Smoking Cessation First Episode Psychosis Program (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SmokeCessation-59)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA) to secure an organization that can implement a smoking cessation program directed toward individuals with psychosis, in particular, youth and young adults. Organizations that will be the target of this program are the First Episode Psychosis (FEP) programs (total of fifteen) funded by the department. This initiative will be a collaboration between the OhioMHAS Office of the Medical Director and the FEP team leaders and team psychiatrists. Applicants will be required to coordinate an implementation plan and activities through the Office of the Medical Director. OhioMHAS is interested in working with organizations that focus on a targeted and integrated approach to smoking cessation. This program will initially be directed to a portion of the FEP teams, but applicants are encouraged to include a timeframe for gradual implementation to all teams. Proposals should identify key partners, including primary care, behavioral health providers, local departments of health, and other individuals who are involved with youth and young adults.

Application Submission

Questions and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday December 28, 2018 to FEPSmokingCessationRFA@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 a proposal.
  • The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.

Documents

FY19 RFA State Opioid Response Local Projects Funding (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-LocalResponse-58)

Ohio Local Treatment and Recovery Supports Project

OhioMHAS seeks to partner with local ADAMHS boards to implement treatment and recovery programs that expand access to medication assisted treatment (MAT). Each of the hospital collaborative regions is eligible to apply for programs designed to expand access to MAT up to $2,500,000 dollars to serve patients diagnoses with opiate use disorder (OUD) or have a demonstrated history of opiate overdose. It is expected that boards will collaborate across the hospital collaborative region to coordinate and plan their application. Single boards will be eligible for up to $750,000. All programs must support access to all FDA approved forms of MAT through offering the medication or transportation to providers of medication. No funding for prevention will be available to the local projects. Additional funding will be made available for recovery housing and peer support projects through an RFA in the future.

Each awardee will be responsible for providing treatment and recovery supports to patients including expansion of MAT in collaboration with behavioral health providers, criminal justice systems, child welfare and medical providers. Each application will include partnership with at least one representative from the criminal justice system, child welfare or medical providers in addition to any partnership with a behavioral health provider. Only projects expanding access to MAT through treatment services and recovery supports are eligible for this funding.   No prevention programs will be funded.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, January 11, 2018 by 5:30 PM EDT 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 January 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in January 2019 for project implementation to begin no later than February 15, 2019.

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