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.
African American and vulnerable Older Adult communities (Aging in Place) in HUD Section 202 faith-based housing in Franklin County.
RFA Questions and Updates
Funding Period and Award Amount
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.email@example.com 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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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:
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:
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.
Total funding opportunity $5,390,000
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.
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The purpose of this RFA is to solicit a comprehensive proposal from Ohio’s HBCU institution, individual and or combined in the state of Ohio to provide improved quality and quantity of research data collected through the culturally sensitive and nuanced familiarity of African Americans and other minority populations. This may impact the quality of requested information and provide better-informed communication. The data collection will enhance the state’s ability to respond to the needs and support minorities in the communities with OUD, stimulants, and other co-occurring substance use disorders in an informed manner. The project is funded by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Drug Addiction Services through Ohio State Opioid Response research dollars (SOR) 2.0 a grant from SAMHSA the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Please be sure to complete the attached RFP, budget narrative, and included support documents by the submission deadline August 6, 2021. Please return RFP and related material to HECC@mha.ohio.gov .
We are seeking applications to support the OhioMHAS initiative to advance access to learning opportunities that support achieving excellence in evidence-based community prevention. This funding opportunity supports the establishment of a Coalition Institute targeting all Ohio’s coalitions working to prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral health problems and community-level trauma including the social determinants of health. This professional development process offers a pathway for all types of prevention coalitions to be grounded in science for effective prevention. A statewide partner(s) will be identified to lead the development and ongoing implementation of the Ohio Coalition Institute, a critical need for Ohio’s prevention infrastructure.
OhioMHAS is seeking an entity to develop, formalize and deploy the Ohio Coalition Institute in partnership with the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion (COE) and other key statewide prevention partners. We are currently in the process of identifying a partner for the COE. This body of work will diversify our workforce, provide an equitable opportunity to all professionals in the field, and provide a level playing field for all coalitions in the state. Once all of the work is developed and formalized, it will also become part of ongoing work that supports sustainability. Funding will assist in formalizing structures and addressing gaps and disparities.
The institute will be designed to provide entry points for all coalition directors and members to develop critical knowledge, skills, and abilities around transformational leadership, coalition development, data-driven strategic planning, evaluation, and sustainability. The institute must include a community of practice approach, developmental evaluation, training/technical assistance, and mentoring. This approach must establish a learning relationship where those involved become stronger at adhering to key coalition processes which result in a greater impact on the community.
The Ohio Coalition Institute will follow a community of practice approach that will provide an environment where coalition leaders are able to come together and share best practices to create new knowledge to advance the science of prevention. Communities of practice can drive strategy, generate new ideas, solve problems, promote the development and utilization of best practices, develop people’s professional skills, and help coalitions achieve community-level outcomes.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate content expertise in mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) prevention science; Ohio’s approach to coalition development; collective impact; the process of developing and facilitating communities of practice; SAMHSA CSAP Strategies; CDC Strategies for preventing suicide; community trauma; and social determinants of health. Applicants must also have the capacity to reach a statewide audience and utilize a developmental evaluation process. It is anticipated that an applicant will partner with, at a minimum, one other statewide prevention provider and will have the capacity to facilitate the Coalition Institute in multiple settings (i.e. virtual, face to face).
The purpose of this RFA is to identify an Institution of Higher Education partner to serve as the lead organization in the development of the Ohio Center of Excellence (COE) for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion. This COE will focus on mental, emotional, and behavioral health prevention, promotion and early intervention by building statewide capacity and infrastructure across the lifespan with an emphasis on cultural competency and equity. The selected entity will provide leadership, best practices, research, program development, training and technical assistance across multiple focus areas and settings.
The Office of Prevention Services has worked for over a decade to build evidence-based practices in Ohio by using discretionary grants from SAMHSA and other federal resources. However, this work has been fragmented and limited to small numbers of communities due to the nature and spending limitations of the funding sources. This collaborative COE will provide an opportunity for the capacity building needs of the prevention workforce to be coordinated into a centralized, consistent, culturally relevant approach that can be sustained and accessible to all Ohio communities.
Institutions of Higher Education in Ohio with expertise in the prevention and promotion of mental, emotional, and behavioral health across the lifespan (i.e. substance use, mental health, suicide, gambling and other addictions), the evidence-based frameworks that Ohio’s prevention infrastructure is grounded in, developmental evaluation, and all content outlined in the scope of work.
Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation prior to September 1, 2021. Grant award will not exceed $4.5 million.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is pleased to announce funding for the Mental Health Court Program (MHCP) to eligible counties with a Certified Mental Health docket in Ohio for FY22. OhioMHAS is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the ADAMHS Boards in the following counties: Allen, Ashtabula, Butler, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Fairfield, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Montgomery, Muskingum, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Stark, and Summit. Information is being collected for the purpose of funding Mental Health Courts in the counties listed and identifying interested certified Mental Health dockets within those counties. The total amount of Mental Health Block Grant funds for the MHCP in FY22 is $150,000; and the one-time funding for the Mental Health Block Grant COVID Relief funds is $700,000 for the time period of July, 2021 through March 15th, 2023. ADAMHS Boards are invited to work with their local specialized dockets to complete the RFI, which serves as a request to participate in the MHCP for FY22. Specialized docket judges are encouraged to contact their local county ADAMHS Board to share their interest in participating in the MHCP and to assist the Board in accurately completing the RFI.
All RFI responses must be submitted by the ADAMHS Boards via email to: email@example.com by August 6, 2021.
Purpose and Background SWAN FY22 RFP
Ohio’s definition of recovery is the personal process of change in which individuals strive to improve their health and wellness, resiliency, and reach their full potential through self-directed actions. MHAS is committed to transforming Ohio’s behavioral health care system by broadening and strengthening wellness and community integration. MHAS strives to modernize and enhance the availability and quality of services by improving access, accountability, and collaboration. Peer Recovery Organizations are an integral component of a sustainable system of care.
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) is seeking proposals from qualified applicants to serve as the State-Wide Advocacy Network (SWAN) to provide regional technical assistance, training, and oversight for wellness projects. These projects will support and encourage recovery, resiliency, wellness, and self-management of whole health (physical and behavioral). Projects will support people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders throughout Ohio living in or transitioning back to the community from regional psychiatric hospitals and/or other institutional settings. Deliverables for the project include the following.
RFP QUESTIONS AND UPDATES
RFP Submission Deadline
Submit Proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Due Date: July 30, 2021, 11:59p
Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation August 10, 2021.