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Funding Opportunities 2020

FY21 RFP – State Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Behavioral Health Equity and Racial Disparity Plan - Solicitation for Technical Assistance and Plan Development MH-FY21-CPC-SOR-BHER-020

SOR Project Overview

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project continues to focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery supports) that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare through the expansion of secondary prevention efforts by providing targeted awareness messaging regarding treatment including access to all forms of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Through the identification of the skills, competencies and barriers impacting these aspects of recovery for different populations, providers can address access and availability of culturally and linguistically competent evidence-based MAT. This may be promoted by engaging the community partners and key stakeholders who are necessary to support the work to achieve an integrated continuum of treatment and recovery support services that are provided in a culturally competent manner that will work to improve health outcomes of members of the African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and other minority communities.

OhioMHAS is seeking a national expert to engage OhioMHAS leadership and stakeholders in a process to better understand the complex social conditions and the systemic problem of racism and bias that implicitly impact policies and practices and results in inequities in access to behavioral health care, quality of behavioral health care, treatment and recovery support of opioid use disorders, and ultimately health outcomes for minority communities. To address racism and bias, OhioMHAS will use a multi-phased approach. The goal of Phase One, a solicitation for technical assistance (TA) and plan development, is to help OhioMHAS leadership and stakeholders better understand how to identify complex social conditions and the systemic problems of racism and bias, and to form recommendations for improvements in the behavioral health service delivery system to address inequities that result from these conditions and problems. The respondent is to describe in their proposal their competency and experience relevant to the issues, the processes they will employ to identify the complex social conditions and the systemic problem of racism and bias, engage leadership and stakeholders to inform the development of a plan of action for OhioMHAS and stakeholders, and the development of a plan that defines the opportunities for improvement and a framework to reduce racism and bias.

Health Equity and Racial Disparity relating to MAT - Technical Assistance

The SOR Project has made available up to $150,000 to an organization(s) to provide Technical Assistance in addressing Health Equity and Racial Disparity relating to MAT. Services under this solicitation and plan development are to be provided from September 1 - September 28, 2020.

RFA Questions and Updates

  1. The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
  2. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT September 2, 2020 to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov.  An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
  3. No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  4. Responses to all questions (FAQ) will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently.

C. Application Submission

All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Monday September 6, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

D. Award

  1. Awards are expected to be announced by September 9, 2020
  2. Grant awards will not exceed $150,000

Documents

FY2020 RFP Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Organizations Serving Members of the African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and Other Minority Communities (MHA-FY20-21-OOR-County Health) - Updated

The Ohio State Opioid Response (SOR) Project will focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery supports) 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 populations of focus are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and other minority communities including adolescents and adults with a primary or secondary diagnosis of opioid use disorder or those with a documented history of opiate related overdose. The funds also may be used for any family member(s) with a primary or secondary diagnosis of opioid use disorder or those with a documented history of opiate related overdose. Purpose of RFA

The SOR Project has made approximately $15 million dollars available for Ohio County or City Health Departments partnering with Community Behavioral Health Authorities; Community Behavioral Health Authorities; other County or City based organizations, such as Metropolitan Housing Authorities, Probation Departments, etc.; minority community-based organizations (MCBOs), such as UMADAOPs and Urban Leagues; and, other community-based organizations including faith based, primary care, federally qualified or school based health centers, aging living communities, behavioral health organizations, and other non-profit organizations.

The funding is available from March 15, 2020 through September 28, 2020. Applicants may apply for one grant in an amount up to $500,000. The funds must be expended by September 28, 2020 as carry over will not be available. Intended Outcome: To increase the availability of evidence-based MAT along with the full continuum of treatment and recovery support services, provided in a culturally competent service setting to members of the African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and other minority communities.

RFA Questions and Updates 

  1. The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
  2. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT March 16, 2020 to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov. An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
  3. No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  4. Responses to all questions (FAQ) will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by April 10th, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT.  
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation to begin April 15th, 2020 
  • Grant awards will not exceed $500,000 per organization. Applicants may apply for only one grant.

Documents

Cultural and Linguistic Evaluation of OhioMHAS Creative and Promotional Materials (MHA17346 Proposal date: 6/23/2020)

This RFP contract seeks a contractor to perform a cultural and linguistic evaluation of existing Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) creative and promotional materials related to substance and opiate use disorder. The contractor will review and test materials and provide suggestions for improvements that can be made to successfully reach specific minority populations.

Background :In Ohio, there were 411 fatal, unintentional drug overdoses in the year 2000, growing to 3,764 deaths in 2018, largely related to opioids. Drug addiction and unintentional overdose deaths impact a broad variety of demographic groups, cutting across racial, age and gender lines. Addiction and overdose are a statewide problem and impacts every county. Recent overdose death data a significant increase in deaths in the African American community. In 2019 Governor DeWine launched the RecoveryOhio Minority Health Working Group to make recommendations on reducing overdose deaths among minority populations. The group supports prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery supports and ensure the state has the tools needed to provide culturally appropriate services to meet the needs of all Ohioans.

Purpose: The purpose of this cultural and linguistic competency evaluation is to ensure that OhioMHAS’ materials are appropriate for and meaningful to Ohio’s African American and Hispanic populations that have become high risk for addiction and overdose death.

TIME OF PERFORMANCE: This contract anticipated start date is 7/29/2020, or the date of the signature by the State of Ohio on this contract, whichever is later. This contract shall remain in effect to 9/29/2020 or until terminated as provided in this contract.

PROPOSAL DUE: 7/7/2020 by 2:00 pm

  • Submission of Proposal Electronic bids must be sent to OhioMHASBidOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov. All attachments included in the posting opportunity MUST be submitted with proposal.
  • Bids must be received prior to the proposal due date and time. Bids received after the due date and time will not be reviewed.

Contract and Proposal Link : Here is the direct link to the contract proposal https://procure.ohio.gov/proc/viewProcOpps.asp?oppID=21758

Documents : 

Mental Health Court Program

FY21 Notification of Request for Information – Mental Health Court Program

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is pleased to announce funding for the Mental Health Court Program (MHCP) to all eligible counties with a Mental Health docket in Ohio for FY21. OhioMHAS is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the ADAMHS Boards in the following counties: Allen, Ashtabula, Butler, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Fairfield, Gallia, Hamilton, Lake, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Montgomery, Muskingum, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Stark, 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 MHCP funds behavioral health treatment and recovery support services to clients that are involved with selected Mental Health dockets with final certification. The total amount of Mental Health Block Grant funds for the MHCP in FY21 is $150,000, and the award for each docket will range from $5,000 to $10,000, based on the number of awardees. Awarded funds will be allocated to the ADAMHS Boards and passed through to the Mental Health Court to be used to finance treatment and recovery support services for eligible clients. Treatment for MHCP clients is provided by a community behavioral health services provider certified by OhioMHAS. Time-limited recovery supports may be utilized to help eliminate barriers to treatment and are specific to the participant’s needs, including assistance with housing, transportation, childcare, job training, obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card, or other matters considered relevant by the provider or court. 

Participating Mental Health dockets will be responsible for collecting and reporting data related to funding usage and client treatment and outcomes. ADAMHS Boards are invited to work with their local specialized dockets to complete the attached RFI, which serves as a request to participate in the MHCP for FY21. 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.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Mntal Health Court Program: Request for Information

  1. Based upon the specialized docket eligibility criteria noted below, please list the eligible dockets that would like to participate in the MHCP, including the Judges’ names. · Specialized docket eligibility criteria for the MHCP:  
    • Must be a Supreme Court certified Mental Health docket with final certification 
    • Must serve clients with a diagnosed mental illness
    • Must utilize treatment providers that are OhioMHAS certified
  2. Based upon the eligibility criteria noted below, how many clients do you anticipate serving in FY21 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021)? Please list the number of clients by docket. · Client eligibility criteria for the MHCP:
    • Must be actively involved with an Ohio certified Mental Health Court.
    • Must have a diagnosed mental illness.
  3. Please list the following information for each of the specialized dockets identified above:
    • Final certification date of the docket.
    • An identified contact person responsible for submitting report information, including their title and corresponding email address.
    • Service capacity of the docket.
  4. Are the specialized dockets willing to comply with data reporting expectations noted below?
    A 6 month report for FY21 will be due to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Criminal Justice Services, on or before January 31, 2021 for the time period of July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020; and a 6 month report due by July 31, 2021 for the time period of January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. The report must include the following:
    • Total number of MHCP clients in the docket at the beginning of FY21
    • Number of new clients admitted to MHCP during each 6 month time period
    • Total number of MHCP clients served by the docket during each 6 month time period
    • Total number of clients discharged (separate count for each: successfully, unsuccessfully, and neutrally) during the reporting period.
    • Amount of MHCP funds used during the reporting period for Treatment.
    • Amount of MHCP funds used during the reporting period for Recovery Supports.

All responses must be submitted by the ADAMHS Board via email to: kathy.yokum@mha.ohio.gov by July 13, 2020. Please limit responses to two pages or less.

You may contact Kathy Yokum via email: kathy.yokum@mha.ohio.gov with any questions regarding the MHCP or the RFI submission process.

FY2020 - The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

RFP - Community and Faith-Based Application and Guidance Promoting Mental Wellness and Support during COVID-19

Purpose

In support of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s commitment to the Investment in Ohio’s Future, the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will offer a $1M funding opportunity for faith-based and community-based organizations. The funds will be directed toward community-based strategies for mental wellness and support during this period of COVID-19. This opportunity is seeking to support Ohio’s most vulnerable populations. Local communities can apply for resources needed to empower everyday citizens to identify signs of poor mental health and/or addiction, reduce stigma associated with those issues, provide support, and offer resources to people about where to find help.

All questions must be submitted electronically no latter than June 5, 2020 to OhioMHAS at GOFBCI@mha.ohio.gov

  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff Member directly with questions regarding this application.
  • Contacting staff directly with questions regarding the application could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Staff may only assist with questions regarding entering the GFMS system no programmatic information will be shared.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities/Community-and-Faith-based-Culturally-Competent-Stigma-Reduction-Funding-Opportunity, and will be updated weekly.

Proposal submission

 

 

FY 20-21 Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant Funding Opportunities for Ohio Non-Profit Behavioral Health Providers MHA-FY20-21-SOR-NonProfit-BHP-26

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is offering four funding opportunities related to:

  • Expand Peer Support Initiative for Persons in Recovery from OUD 
  • Employment Services GAP Funding
  • Behavioral Health workforce Training Initiative
  • Young Adult Engagement

The deadline for submission of all proposals is Friday, June 05th, 2020 by 5:00 pm to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov. Applicants may apply for one or all funding opportunities contained within the umbrella funding opportunity. 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.

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT May 29nd, 2020 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 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.
  • Application Submission: All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov  by June 05th, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted. 

Documents

FY20-21 RFP Faith-Based Outreach and Education on Opiate Use Disorder - Repost

OhioMHAS in collaboration with the Governor’s Office on Faith and Community Initiatives under grant number MHA-20-21-Faith-Based Education and Outreach-23 seeks to award funding to 50 faith-based organizations to implement opiate use disorder (OUD) prevention strategies including, but not limited to: Hosting online conversations on opioid awareness and online workshops to understand the signs and symptoms of OUD, discussing treatment options, promoting local recovery resources, and training community members on naloxone. Grant awards will not exceed $25,000 per awardee and all funds must be expended by September 28, 2020.

RFA Questions and Updates

  1. The Request for Proposal, 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 to: SORTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov 
  3. No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  4. Responses to all 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.
Application Submission
  1. All application must be submitted electronically to SORTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov.
  2. No faxed, mailed or hand carried application will be accepted.
  3. There is no deadline for submissions, however the grant period ends September 28, 2020 and no work conducted after that date is eligible for payment.
  4. Grant awards will not exceed $25,000.00
Award
Grant awards will not exceed $25,000
Documents

FY20 SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Non-Behavioral Health Organizations

OhioMHAS is pleased to announce an umbrella State Opioid Response Carry Over grant opportunity for Federal Fiscal Year 2020 - SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Non-Behavioral Health Organizations. MHA-FY20-SOR-Non-Behavioral-23 has made up to $2,890,000 available through September 28th, 2020 to (1) implement peer supporters in non-traditional settings and (2) to coordinate a large-scale behavioral health training initiative. Non-behavioral health organizations may apply for either one or both funding opportunities. For additional information and to read the Requests for Proposals, please visit https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities.

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.

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than May 22, 2020 5:30PM 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 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.

Application Submission All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov May 29, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  1. Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation to begin June 15, 2020
  2. All funds must be expended by September 29, 2020, no exceptions.
Documents

FY20 RFP Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Medical Settings (MHA-FY20-SOR-MEDSET-22)

OhioMHAS is pleased to announce an umbrella State Opioid Response Carry Over grant opportunity for federal fiscal year 2020 - The SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Medical Settings. MHA-FY20-SOR-MEDSET-22 has made up to $1,900,000 available through September 28th, 2020 to: (1) Implement case managers in 5 Emergency Departments (EDs) and 5 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to assist with care coordination of OUD patients, (2) utilizing care navigators in HIV and Hepatitis Clinics for patients with opiate use disorder, and (3) facilitating learning communities and providing technical assistance for implementing and providing MAT induction in the ED setting.

Medical settings may apply for one, two, or three of the funding opportunities. For additional information and to read the Requests for Proposals, please visit https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities.

Application Submission

All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov  by May 29, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  1. Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation to begin June 15, 2020
  2. All funds must be expended by September 29, 2020, no exceptions.

Documents

FY-20 - Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Ohio Universities and Colleges ( MHA-FY20-SOR-UniCol-21)

OhioMHAS is pleased to announce an umbrella State Opioid Response Carry Over grant opportunity for federal fiscal year 2020. The SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Colleges and Universities. MHA-FY20-SOR-UniCol-21 has made up to $3,080,000 available through September 28th, 2020 to: support and expand existing College Recovery Communities/Programs or the developing of new College Recovery Communities/Programs, provide on-going support for Chemical Dependency Counselors training through live MAT ECHO trainings, and coordinate a large-scale behavioral health training initiative. Ohio Colleges and Universities may apply for one, two, or three of the funding opportunities. For additional information and to read the Requests for Proposals, please visit https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities.

Proposal Submission & Evaluation

  • The deadline for submission of all proposals is Friday May 29 by 5:00 pm to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov. Applicants may apply for one or all funding opportunities contained within the umbrella funding opportunity.  
  • 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.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT May 22, 2020 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 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.
  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by May 29, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  1. Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation to begin June 15, 2020 
  2. All funds must be expended by September 28, 2020, no exceptions.

Documents 

State Opioid Response FFY2020 - Funding Opportunities Request for Proposals for Ohio County Behavioral Health Authorities (MHA-FFY20-SOR-OACBH-Continuum-22).

OhioMHAS is pleased to announce a State Opioid Response Carry Over grant opportunity for federal fiscal year 2020. This SOR Project Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant provides an opportunity for Ohio Behavioral Health Authorities to partner with non-behavioral health organizations to expand access to peer support for persons with opiate use disorder and their families through September 28, 2020. For additional information and to read the Requests for Proposals, please visit https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities

Quesions and Submission Deadlines

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT May 22, 2020 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 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.
  • Application Submission All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by May 29, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Awards

  1. Awards are expected to be announced for project implementation to begin June 15, 2020 
  2. All funds must be expended by September 28, 2020, no exceptions
Documents

FY20 Ohio Opiate Response Continuum Grant for Organizations Serving Members of the African American, Hispanic/Latino, American, and other Minority Communities (MHA-FY20-21-OOR-CountyHealth-12)

Purpose of RFA

The SOR Project has made approximately $15 million dollars available for Ohio County or City Health Departments partnering with Community Behavioral Health Authorities; Community Behavioral Health Authorities; other County or City based organizations, such as Metropolitan Housing Authorities, Probation Departments, etc.; minority community-based organizations (MCBOs), such as UMADAOPs and Urban Leagues; and, other community-based organizations including faith based, primary care, federally qualified or school based health centers, aging living communities, behavioral health organizations, and other non-profit organizations. The funding is available from August 5, 2020 through September 28, 2020. Applicants may apply for one grant in an amount up to $500,000. The funds must be expended by September 28, 2020 as carry over will not be available.  

Intended Outcome:

To increase the availability of evidence-based MAT along with the full continuum of treatment and recovery support services, provided in a culturally competent service setting to members of the African American, Hispanic/Latino American, and other minority communities.

RFA Questions and Updates

  1. The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website at: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
  2. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than by 5:30PM EDT July 28, 2020 to OhioMHAS at: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov. An information webinar series will be scheduled and announced at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
  3. No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  4. Responses to all questions (FAQ) will be posted to the OhioMHAS website at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by July 30, 2020 at 5:30PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
Documents
 

FY2020 Forensic Conference Request for Proposal (MHA-FY20-MED-ForensicCon-11)

Backgound and Purpose

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2020 Annual Forensic Conference to support ongoing education and sharing of best practices for persons working with Ohio’s forensic behavioral health system. The target audience for the conference includes OhioMHAS Central Office and Regional Psychiatric Hospital (RPH) staff, DODD central office and Developmental Center staff, staff from the Designated Forensic Evaluation Centers, the Community Forensic Monitors, community providers of behavioral health and developmental disability services, ADAMHS Boards, DD Boards, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services. OhioMHAS seeks proposals for event planning and management services for a one-day statewide Forensic Conference to be held in the Columbus, Ohio area in the fall of 2020. 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 in the RFP.  

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020. Questions may be submitted to MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. Questions and responses will be posted at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal. 
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

  • Proposal Due Date:  February 3, 2020 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 MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov 

No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. In the email subject line, enter “Forensic Conference Event Planning.”  Only one email should be sent, including all required content elements listed in Proposal Contents.

Documents

SFY 2020 RFP Training Grant for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community (MHA-FY20-DHOH-MEDDIR-10).

The Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is accepting proposals to improve access to culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) community. OhioMHAS is requesting proposal(s) to fund local or regional efforts that will implement a system of training to improve services delivered to the target population. Experts in the field recognize that behavioral health treatment for deaf and hard of hearing individuals must account for not only cultural and linguistic differences but also recognition of how clinical services are particularly designed or suited to meet the needs of the hearing community. Compounding the difficulties with service providers is the lack of trust within the DHOH community of “hearing agencies”. This often results in misdiagnosis, ineffective or substandard services. Historically, there has been limited training available in Ohio for healthcare professionals, employees and contractors working with deaf and hard of hearing clients/patients in behavioral health settings. This is due, in part, to lack of funding for program specific services for the DHOH community, as well as a lack of awareness and recognition that the needs and challenges of deaf individuals differ greatly from other minority groups. As such, training across the behavioral healthcare system has been identified as a high priority need by key stakeholders in the DHOH community. The purpose of the grant is to improve access to culturally appropriate deaf and hard of hearing trainings, and increased number of persons trained in the behavioral healthcare system on delivery of cultural and linguistically appropriate services for the DHOH community.

  • Proposal Submission
    • Proposal Due Date is 11:59 p.m.,  Friday December 27, 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 to mailto:OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov 
    • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
    • Responses will be posted under Funding Opportunities at https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities and will be updated frequently.
    • 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 RFP, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website. Interested parties are required to monitor this website https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities for any updates to the RFP.
    • Awards announcement(s) expected January 6, 2020.
Documents:

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 12/09/2019 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.
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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 .
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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

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

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

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Funding Opportunities 2019

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.
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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.

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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.

Documents

Funding Opportunities 2018

December 2018

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

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

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

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

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA and accompanying documents and all questions and answers are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, December 14, 2018 by 5:30 PM EDT to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Proposal Submission

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

Award

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

Documents


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

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

RFA Questions and Updates

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

Application Submission

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

Documents


RFA: 2019 SOR Ohio SBIRT Trainer (MHA-19-MEDDIR-SOR-SBIRTTrainer-53)

OhioMHAS seeks to expand Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training by partnering with three non-profit, accredited, universities or colleges to provide SBIRT training for healthcare organizations within their awarded catchment area. SBIRT is an evidence based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent opioid use disorder. Each awardee must provide examples of an existing curriculum or indicate that they will use the OhioMHAS curriculum to conduct the trainings. Use of an alternative curriculum is subject to OhioMHAS approval of the curriculum. Each awardee will plan for conducting 25 trainings including recruitment of physicians, resident physicians, certified nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants as well as other healthcare professions to attend these SBIRT trainings.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: SORTreatment@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, December 07, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, November 30, 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.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in December for project implementation to begin no later than December 31, 2018.

Documents:


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

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

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

Application Submission:

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

RFA Questions and Updates:

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

Attachments:

November 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Questions and Updates:

  • The Request for Proposal and all FAQs are posted below. 
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday November 21, 2018 by 12:00 pm to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently. 
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal. 

Proposal Submission:

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

Award:

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

Attachments:


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

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

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

RFA Questions and Updates

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

Application Submission and Award

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

Documents


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

RFA Purpose:

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

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

RFA Questions and Answers:

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

Application Submission:

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

Attachments:


FY 19 OPEC 2019 Conference Coordination RFP (MHA-19-PW-OPEC-52)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2019 OPEC Conference to expand opportunities for prevention practitioners to receive knowledge on cutting edge prevention science, increase competency in the selection and implementation of evidence based practices, develop an understanding of trauma and trauma informed care, enhance collaborative and collective impact efforts, and provide opportunities for sharing and networking of prevention efforts across the state founded in cultural competency and equity. The target audience for this conference includes public and private providers and administrators of behavioral health entities, health departments, educators, social workers and others working with children and families.

OhioMHAS seeks proposals for up to $100,000, for event planning and management services for the multi-day annual OPEC Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio in June of 2019. Anticipated attendance for the event is up to 400 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 in the attached RFP.

Proposal Submission:

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday,  November 16, 2018 at 5 pm. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. It is highly encouraged that applicants completely review the application, along with the required responses, prior to beginning the application process to provide adequate time and opportunity for required responses and signatures.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted

Questions and Updates:

  • The Request for Proposal and all FAQs are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 12:00 pm November 9, 2018 to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Attachments:


FY2019 RFA - OHIO MAT PDOA Project- ( MHA-19-QPR-MAT-51)

As part of the Ohio MAT-PDOA Project, OhioMHAS will fund a contract Evaluator to assist in required data collection through GPRA. The Ohio MAT-PDOA Project is a three year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to expand access to all forms of Medication Assisted Treatment in the state of Ohio. Nine county ADAMH Boards encompassing seventeen counties are implementing services designed to increase access to medication assisted treatment and support recovery for persons with an opiate use disorder. The purpose of Ohio MAT-PDOA is to increase the number of persons with opiate use disorder who access medication assisted treatment in Ohio. Ohio MAT-PDOA goals are to:

  1. Expand the use of medication assisted treatment;
  2. Reduce the number of overdose deaths associated with the opioid epidemic.

The project targeted services to 1,003 persons in the first year, and 1,330 each in the second year and third years of the project for a total of 3,600 participants. A Contract Evaluator is needed to assist in GPRA report writing, monitoring, error correction, and general support, technical assistance & training, performing required (6) month post-admission follow-up with 80% of patients who completed GPRA data collection that were served by the grant.

RFA Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: MATPDOAFunding@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: MATPDOAFunding@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application. 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Required Documents:


FY 19 RFP Trauma Informed Care Summit Event Planning and Management (MHA-19-MEDDIR-TIC-EventPln-49)

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.

OhioMHAS and DODD will conduct the Sixth Annual TIC Summit, a two-day TIC Educational Event on May 14 & 15, 2019 to: 

  • Promote an understanding of secondary/vicarious trauma.
  • Promote an understanding of cultural trauma
  • Provide information about trauma informed interventions, clinical best practices and programs in Ohio; 
  • Develop a shared understanding of the concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach; and,
  • Promote an understanding of the principles of trauma-informed care.

Request for Proposal: Event Planning and Management Services

This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for: 

  • A two-day Trauma-Informed Care Summit on May 14 and 15, 2019; 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

Proposal Submission:

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov Friday November 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand delivered proposals will be accepted.

Proposal Documents and Questions

  • The RFP, accompanying documents, updates, and all questions and answers are posted below
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this site for any updates to the RFP.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday October 31, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. to TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questionswill beanswered after the deadline. You may  NOT contact any OhioMHAS staffmember directly with  questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions may resultin disqualification of a proposal. 
  • Responses to all questions will  be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Questions and Answers:

  • Question: Reviewing the attachments, I notice that Attachment 2 (Budget Narrative) has a template on the Ohio MHAS website.  However, I do not see a template for Attachment 1 (Budget Table).  Am I missing this key document on the website?   I just want to be sure I have the correct attachments for submission. 
    Answer:  As a point of clarification, the Budget Narrative template serves both functions: i.e., budget narrative and budget table. Respondents need only compete the attachment labeled Budget Narrative template
     
  • Question: Also, I noticed the face sheet asks for the grant period. It's explicit that the grant period starts 1/1/19, but I was unable to locate an end date. Can you kindly assist? 
    Answer: The grant end date is June 30, 2019

Attachments:

October 2018

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

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

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

Proposal Submission

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

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, September 21st, 2018 by 5:30PM EDTto OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Award

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

Documents


FY 19-20 Community Resiliency Project Capital Funding

In House Bill 529, the Ohio General Assembly appropriated $20 million to support the establishment, expansion, and renovation of programming spaces for middle and high school age youth affected by behavioral health related issues for the purpose of supporting prosocial prevention and resiliency activities. Project Applicants must be federally recognized non-profit entities and should be prepared to adhere to state capital requirements, including public bidding of contracts, payment of prevailing wages during construction, and that funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis. Project proposals intending to serve areas of high poverty, low tax base, limited philanthropic resources, and that have experienced high rates of death by unintentional drug overdose will be given priority for this funding. Additional information on project requirements can be found online in the OhioMHAS Capital Construction Guidelines, located at http://mha.ohio.gov/Funding/Capital-Planning.

Attachments:

August 2018

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

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

RFA Questions and Updates

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

RFA Application Submission

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

Award

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

Documents

July 2018

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

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

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

RFA Application Submission

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

RFA Questions and Updates

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

Documents


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

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

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

Proposal Submission:

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

Questions and Updates:

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

Documents:


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

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

RFA Application Submission

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

RFA Questions and Updates

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

Documents:

June 2018

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

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

Proposal Submission:

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

Information and Inquiries:

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

Documents:


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

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

RFA Application Submission Process

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

RFA Questions and Updates

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

Documents:

May 2018

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

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

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

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

Proposal Submission

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

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than May 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm to advocacyrfp@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses to questions will be posted in RFP information below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal. 
  • Any updates to the Advocacy RFP information will be provided below.

Documents

March 2018

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

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

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

Some examples may include:

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

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

Proposal Submission

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

RFP Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Proposal and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • There will be a Bidders Conference Webinar Monday February 12, 2018, Information regarding logistics (time, login information, etc.) for the webinar will be sent out via the OhioMHAS eUpdate following the release of the RFP. Please go to http://mha.ohio.gov/ and subscribe for this publication. The information will also be posted on the home page of the OhioMHAS website.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than March 16, 2018 by 10:00AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions regarding the RFP could result in disqualification of a proposal. Staff may only assist with questions regarding entering the GFMS system no programmatic information will be shared.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated weekly.

Documents

February 2018

FY19 System of Care Summit Event Coordination 

Background and Purpose

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

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

Where to Submit: 

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

Documents:

January 2018

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

Request for Proposal Issued:  January 16, 2018

Proposal Due Date:  January 26, 2018

Background and Purpose:  

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2018 Forensic Conference to support ongoing education and sharing of best practices for persons working with Ohio’s forensic behavioral health system. The target audience for the conference includes OhioMHAS Central Office and Regional Psychiatric Hospital (RPH) staff, staff from the Designated Forensic Evaluation Centers, the Community Forensic Monitors, community providers, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services. 

OhioMHAS seeks proposals for event planning and management services for one day statewide Forensic Conference and half-day Forensic Monitors Conference to be held in the Columbus, Ohio area in the fall of 2018. Anticipated attendance for the one-day training is up to 250 individuals and 45 for the half-day conference. The event coordination will include contracting with the venue, managing participant registrations, communicating with the participants and presenters, providing regular updates to the OhioMHAS staff, and additional duties as outlined in the proposal.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018. Questions may be submitted to MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. Questions and responses will be posted below within two business days of receipt of the question.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

  • Proposal Due Date: January 26, 2018 at Noon
    Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. 
  • Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov

No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. In the email subject line, enter Forensic Conference Event Coordination. Only one email should be sent, including all required content elements listed in Section III of the RFP.

Documents


FY18 RFP Medication Assisted Treatment Educational Symposiums for Recovery Housing 

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

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

Scope of Work

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

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates 

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than January10, 2018 2:00 pm to RecoveryhousingRFI@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline.
  • Responses to questions will be posted below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Documents

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

Funding Opportunities 2017

December 2017

Recovery Housing CURES RFI - Participation Opportunity

OhioMHAS is providing opportunities for Recovery Housing Providers to participate in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Educational Initiative to increase the understanding of MAT within Recovery Housing as part of the CURES grant. Recovery Housing is for individuals recovering from substance use disorders and provides an alcohol and drug-free living environment, peer support, assistance with obtaining alcohol and drug addiction services and other recovery assistance (ORC 340.01 (A)(3). For the purposes of this opportunity, recovery housing must facilitate multiple pathways to recovery, include peer to peer support, and may include but are not limited to the following: use of medication assisted treatment, use of self- help groups, use of faith-based support, and use of recovery support services.

This educational Initiative will include:

  • Quarterly technical assistance calls for Recovery Housing providers who house or who are interested in housing individuals participating in MAT
  • Regional symposiums on MAT myths and facts
  • Continuing education on MAT
  • Availability of wall mounted medication lock boxes for up 50 Recovery Housing Providers.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates:

  • A technical assistance call will held on December 22, 2017 from 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm. The call in number is 614-644-1098.

E-mail of Interest Content:

  • Please send an e-mail stating if you are interested participating in the Recovery Housing MAT Educational Initiative. The e-mail should include the name of the Recovery House, name and contact information of Recovery Housing Providers, and number of lockboxes requested. All information should be e-mailed to recoveryhousingrfi@mha.ohio.gov.

Documents:


FY18 RFP Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs

Purpose

Due to the alarming trends related to prescription drug misuse and opioid overdoses, prioritizing efforts to address prescription drug misuse is critical. Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs Grant (Ohio’s SPF Rx) initiative builds upon the expertise and established SPF-based prevention infrastructures to address one of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities, prescription drug misuse among youth ages 12-17 or adults 18 years of age and older. As part of the Ohio SPF-Rx Initiative OhioMHAS is looking to support existing rural and Appalachian community coalitions in addressing prescription drug abuse within their defined community. This RFP will provide funds to support coalitions who are proficient in SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, in increasing the awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse, to partner with the pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing, and increase the utilization of the of Ohio’s Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). This will allow community coalitions to enhance infrastructure and prescription drug prevention efforts in their communities. Ohio’s SPF Rx initiative will raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse, work with the pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing, and increase the utilization of the of Ohio’s Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). It will enhance infrastructure and prescription drug prevention throughout Ohio, especially in rural and Appalachian communities.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Proposal, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically to no later than December 4, 2017 by 10:00 AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday December 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Documents

November 2017

SFY18-RFP  Event Planning and Management Services for Fifth Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit (MHA-18-MEDDIR-EventPlanTIC-034)

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.

OhioMHAS and DODD will conduct the Fifth Annual TIC Summit, a two-day TIC Educational Event on May 18 & 19, 2018 to:

  • Promote an understanding of secondary/vicarious trauma.
  • Provide information about trauma informed interventions, clinical best practices and programs in Ohio;
  • Develop a shared understanding of the concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach; and,
  • Promote an understanding of the principles of trauma-informed care.

Purpose of RFP

This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for:

  • A two-day Trauma-Informed Care Summit on May 18 and 19, 2018; 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

Submission Deadlines and Questions

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: TRAUMA-SUMMIT18@mha.ohio.gov by Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand delivered proposals will be accepted.
  • The RFP and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this site for any updates to the RFP.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday November 1, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. pm to TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions may result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Responses to all questions will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents

October 2017

SFY 18 RFP Statewide Postvention Infrastructure and Evaluation Project (Reposted)

The Governor's budget has allocated funding to reduce the number of suicides in Ohio through a comprehensive, public health approach that will increase help-seeking behaviors and improve access to evidence-based prevention, intervention and treatment services. 

When a person dies by suicide, many others can be deeply affected which is why postvention is a critical component of a comprehensive suicide prevention plan. According to the U.S. National Guidelines for Suicide Prevention, postvention is defined as an organized response in the aftermath of a suicide to accomplish any one or more of the following:

  • To facilitate the healing of individuals from the grief and distress of suicide loss
  • To mitigate other negative effects of exposure to suicide
  • To prevent suicide among people who are at high risk after exposure to suicide.

Purpose

As part of the Ohio's Suicide Prevention Initiative, OhioMHAS is seeking a grantee to advance the development and evaluation of evidence informed postvention framework. This RFP will provide funds to support this work. The selected grantee must collaborate directly with OhioMHAS and the key leaders of Franklin County LOSS and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation to assist in the development of a postvention framework that addresses LOSS Teams and Survivor Support Groups that will be utilized statewide.

This must include the development and implementation planning for regional LOSS Team and Survivor Support Group training/technical assistance opportunities that will create sustainability for local implementation and backing ensuring that those impacted by suicide have the wraparound support needed and every effort is made to restore hope. The proposal must include a developmental evaluation approach and plan that collects both process and outcome measures related to statewide coordination and sustainability of LOSS Teams and Survivor Support Groups.

RFP Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Proposal, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted on the OhioMHAS website.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically to no later than October 23, 2017, by 10:00 AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, October 27, 2017, at 3:00 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in October for project implementation to begin no later than December 1, 2017.
  • Once awarded, grantee must submit application in the OhioMHAS Grant Funding Management System (GFMS).

Documents

September 2017

SFY 18 - RFA MAT Symposium Grant (MHA-18-MATS-031)

PURPOSE

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA's State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

CURES MAT Symposium Scope of Work

OhioMHAS seeks applications to provide training events for staff within the criminal justice system (e.g., sheriff's office, parole officers, court staff, and prison administrators). The awardee will conduct at least 10 education and training symposia on the nature, application, efficacy, and implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The awardee will develop curricula and material for education and training sessions on the nature, application, efficacy, and implementation of MAT. Symposia should include both didactic and interactive components that engage the audience. After conducting each symposium, awardee will provide evaluation data to OhioMHAS that will be used to refine future MAT symposia sessions. Awardee is expected to market the events to the appropriate stakeholders, obtain training locations for the symposia, and conduct training sessions with didactic and breakout session components.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than September 18, 2017.

Question and Answers

  • The RFA, accompanying documents, and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Tuesday August 29, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents


SFY 18-19 RFP Youth Treatment Implementation Grant (MHA-18-19-DMHF 18SYTI-26) (Reposted)

Request for Proposal Initially Issued August 11, 2017; Revised and Reissued Sept 14, 2017

Funding Opportunity & Population of Focus:

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is seeking proposals from local alcohol drug addiction and mental health boards (ADAMHS boards) to establish/enhance treatment models of care that focus on a continuum of options and supports  for youth and young adults with  substance use disorders (SUDs) and/or co-occurring substance-use and mental health disorders ages 12-25 and their families/primary caregivers (hereafter known as "the population of focus").  Proposals will be accepted from ADAMHS boards working with provider organizations that serve the population of focus in multiple counties, one of which is a rural and/or Appalachian county (see listing for county designations on page 11 section IV).

This funding opportunity aims to create continuum of care options  through local,community‐driven systems of care. All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of this RFP for funding in state fiscal year 2018 and/or 2019. Please read the RFP instructions carefully.

Where to Submit:

All proposals must be submitted to BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.govNo faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.
 

RFP Revised and Re-issued September 14, 2017
Question period end  September 22, 2017
Proposals due  September 29, 2017
GFMS entry by selected applicants  October 1 - October 31, 2017
Projects begin  On or after October 1, 2017


Questions, Technical Assistance and Updates:

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 4:00 PM, September 22, 2017, to BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses will be posted below.
  • The RFP, accompanying documents and all questions and answers are posted below. Interested parties are required to monitor this web page for any updates to the RFP.
  • Anticipated Date of Award of Announcement: Applicants will be notified after September 29, 2017.
  • Proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Boards are eligible to apply for up to $85,000 (four {4} grants expected to be awarded) for a one-year period project which MUST serve at least two counties, one of which is rural and/or Appalachian. Boards may submit either a one-year or two-year proposal. 

Accompanying Documents:


SFY 18-19 RFP Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx)

Purpose

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is accepting proposals to support one entity that will facilitate Ohio SFP Rx Workgroup in the completion of a 5-year strategic plan, provide evaluation, as well as, training and technical assistance services for Ohio's SPF Rx initiative. 

The goal and objectives of Ohio's SPF Rx initiative are: 

Goal: 

  • To promote emotional health and wellness, prevent or delay the onset of and complications from substance abuse and mental illness, and identify and respond to emerging health issues, 
Objectives:
  • Develop a comprehensive 5-year plan to strategically address the issue of prescription drug misuse in communities of high need, 
  • Assess the current us of the Ohio’s Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) and its components as it relates to the accessibility of data and outcomes related to OARRS use, 
  • Enhance existing infrastructure to support prescription drug prevention efforts and implement prevention activities and OARRS usage by the targeted communities.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are prevention agencies that possess extensive experience in the public health approach for substance abuse prevention as well as state and community level strategic planning and evaluation utilizing SAMHSAs Strategic Prevention Framework.

Funding Time-frame

Ohio's SPF Rx funding is for up to 4 years, based upon outcomes, scope of work and federal funding. Proposals will be accepted for no more than $350,874, and this includes the funding of 2 communities at $85,000 each and implementation of a media campaign.

Proposal Due Date

September 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov no later than September 11, 2017 at 2 pm. 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.

Documents


SFY 18-19 RFA Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative (MHA-18-BHWI-WorkforceInitiative-22)

Statement of Need:

Ohio is experiencing a shortage of new entry level behavioral health professionals as well as an inability to retain and support, on a long term basis, our existing behavioral health professionals at community behavioral health agencies. OhioMHAS has funding in the SFY 2018/2019 biennial budget to assist OhioMHAS certified community behavioral health providers with hiring/developing new entry level behavioral health professionals and to incentivize existing behavioral health professionals in attaining a higher level of professional recognition (credential). OhioMHAS will be prioritizing funding to community behavioral health providers who indicate they will implement or expand workforce capacity associated with serving the deaf and hard of hearing populations.

Funding Opportunity:

It is projected that up to $6,000,000 in funding will be available across the biennia. OhioMHAS will be accepting applications through 5:00 PM EDT Friday, September 1, 2017; however, funding will be awarded on a first come first serve basis and as is available under the biennial budget by state fiscal year availability. All awards must be fully expended by June 30, 2019.

Eligible Applicants:

The initiative will provide one time funding of up to $100,000 to each awarded community behavioral health provider that is regulated (certified/licensed) by OhioMHAS and to support provider administered workforce development programs. The award will be made for SFY18 or SFY19 to providers that accomplish the following (in no particular order):

  1. Assist with defraying loss of direct service revenue when staff at the agency are involved with providing training supervision related to professional licensure/credentialing.
  2. Provide funding for an agency to use for a student loan repayment program.
  3. Provide funding for an agency to use for a tuition payment and/or reimbursement program.

Scope of Work:

It is expected that the funding will be used to create new or to enhance existing professional development programs that a provider already has in place.

The following table represents the behavioral health professionals (by credential hierarchy within each profession) that are the professionals the funding can be used to support, including individuals who are pursuing an educational track for the assistant/trainee credential(s):
 

Qualifying Behavioral Health Professional Credentials
Chemical
Dependency
Social Work Marriage and
Family Therapists
Professional
Counselors
CS Endorsement  Supervisory
Designation
Supervisory
Designation
LPCC-S
LICDC  LISW LIMFT LPCC
LCDC II/III  LSW LMFT LPC
CDCA  SWA/SWT MFTT CT


Application Due Date and Where to Submit:

All applications must be submitted electronically to: BHWI@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, September 1, 2017, at 5:00 PM EDT. No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Technical Assistance:

All questions must be submitted electronically to BHWI@mha.ohio.gov with “Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative Question” in the subject line. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, August 28, 2017, at 5:00 PM EDT. Please do not contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.

Accompanying Documents:


SFY 18 - RFP Expansion of Prevention Evidence-Based Practices (MHA-18-PW-Expansion EBP-014)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMHSA will provide up to $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio is eligible for up to $26 million dollars in FY 2017.

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

Purpose

Ohio has a need to expand the implementation of EBPs across the state. The Opioid STR funding opportunity, allows Ohio to adopt an approach that supports both EBP training for practitioners and increased implementation of EBPs in communities. Currently, most EBPs focus on the behavior change of the participant without a broader scope of impact. This funding allows Ohio to expand EBPs to help change environments that create conditions for people who engage in risky behaviors that are known antecedents to substance use, abuse, and misuse. These projects must target substance use, abuse, and misuse outcomes related to opioids and other drugs.

This RFP will provide funds that will support opportunities for communities to expand existing EBP’s that have demonstrated a high return on investment and significant outcomes through either national or local evaluation.
  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • The Request for Proposal and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically to no later than September 8, 2017 by 10:00 AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Documents:


SFY18 - RFA Emergency Department Grant (MHA-18-MEDDIR-EmergencyDept-23)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

OhioMHAS will fund case management positions in eleven (11) 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), residential program offering MAT, or withdrawal management program is not available. Case managers will follow up with patients and treatment programs to monitor whether there is follow-through with treatment.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents


SFY18 - RFA MOMS OTP Implementation Grant (MHA-18-MEDDIR-MOMSOTP-25)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

RFA Purpose

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to support six opioid treatment program (OTP) providers to implement and provide Maternal Opiate Medical Supports services (MOMS; http://momsohio.org/moms/) 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, 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.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents


SFY18 - RFA ASAM Criteria Training (MHA-18-MEDDIR-ASAMCriteriaTraining-24)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

OhioMHAS seeks applications to provide trainings that educate prescribers about the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria. The goal of the trainings is to help prescribers better understand ways to standardize how patients are placed in treatment, as well as how to provide continuing, integrated care and ongoing service planning. Course offerings will include live and online training events. Trainings will be offered to physicians in the start of the project and may be opened up to other at OhioMHAS discretion. The successful awardee will secure continuing medical education (CME) credits for both the live and the online trainings.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Monday, September 11, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Documents


SFY18 - RFA Curricula Development Grant (MHA-18-MEDDIR-CurriculaDevelopment-27)

RFA Purpose

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

Curriculum Development Scope of Work

OhioMHAS seeks applications to coordinate the development of standardized curricula that are used to educate professionals about causes and consequences of opioid use disorder. The awardee will coordinate, manage, and assist in all curricula development including document creation, script writing, and video production using expert panelists designated by OhioMHAS to develop content. Awardees must involve appointed OhioMHAS staff (or their contractors) to review all material created for final approval.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, September 1, 2017, by 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than September 1, 2017.

Documents

August 2017

SFY 18-19 RFI Recovery Housing Initiative (MHA-18-19-TRS-RecoveryHousing-030)

OhioMHAS is providing a Request for Interest for up to 50 Community Behavioral Health Authorities to participate in the Recovery Housing Initiative to expand and sustain new and existing recovery housing capacity throughout Ohio. This project will fund up to $2,400,000 each state fiscal year for a total of $4,800,000 of General Revenue Funding to complete the scope of work as defined. Each Community Behavioral Health Authority may receive a minimum of $47,058 each fiscal year for two years for a total of $94,117. (If less than 50 Behavioral Health Authorities apply the funds will be allocated evenly to the number of boards that apply).

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • A technical assistance call will held on August 24, 2017 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. The call in number is 614-387-7616.

E-mail of Interest Content:

  • Please send an e-mail stating if your Community Behavioral Health Authority is interested or disinterested in receiving funding for recovery housing for FY18 and FY19. The e-mail should include the name of the Community Behavioral Health Authority, name and contact information of board designee, and should be e-mailed to recoveryhousingrfi@mha.ohio.gov

Deadlines:

  • This project will be funded September 8, 2017 through June 30, 2017 for FY18 and July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for FY19. Completion of work is to correspond with the last day of the assigned state fiscal year.

Accompanying Documents:


SFY18 - RFA ECHO Training Model Grant (MHA-18-MEDDIR-ECHOTraining-029)

RFA Purpose

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

Ohio ECHO Model Training Scope of Work

OhioMHAS seeks to partner with a university hospital system to develop and host Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) models to empower clinicians to provide better care for persons with opioid use disorder. The awardee will establish and operate two ECHOs that provide mentorship and continuing education to prescribers of medication assisted treatment (MAT) through webinars and/or teleconference calls. The awardee will be responsible for recruiting prescriber participants, working with subject matter experts to develop curricula for weekly events, and providing CME credits for each person in attendance. A subject matter expert may work on both ECHOs. The awardee will establish and operate two ECHOS during the funding period, including a physician mentorship ECHO and a continuing education ECHO. The ECHOs should begin implementation no later than September, 1 2017.

Proposal Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, August 25, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, August 18, 2017 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.oho.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than September 1, 2017.

Documents


SFY18 - RFA Telehealth Hub Grant (MHA-18-MEDDIR-Telehealthhub-028)

RFA Purpose

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

OhioMHAS seeks applications to provide telehealth services for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). OhioMHAS intends to fund four applicants to establish telemedicine hubs that provide medication assisted treatment (MAT) services to individuals living in rural Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties (those counties identified as having the highest overdose counts rates, and fentanyl deaths – see Attachment 3). The grant will provide funding for a variety of operations including developing formal business contracts and providing transportation services.

Curriculum Development Scope of Work: Telehealth Services

Awardees will establish telehealth hubs that link with behavioral health organizations located in rural Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties. Telehealth services must be provided to patients with OUD, and specific services must include MAT induction and maintenance. Any FDA-approved form of MAT may be used in the treatment of patients with OUD (i.e., methadone, buprenorphine products including buprenorphine / naloxone combination formulations and buprenorphine mono-product formulations, naltrexone products including extended-release and oral formulations, or implantable buprenorphine). Other treatment services may be provided by the telehealth provider if they are not already provided in the community or if there is a wait list among community behavioral health organizations.

Each awardee must establish at least five business contracts with behavioral health providers located in rural Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties to provide telehealth services. Within three months of grant award, awardees must serve at least 30 patients per month at each contracted behavioral health organization.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Thursday, August 24, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Thursday, August 17, 2017 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than September 1, 2017. The maximum award amount is $72,000 per awardee. Awardees may not use more than $10,000 of those funds for purchase of technology and no more than $12,000 for transportation services.
  • All state fiscal year 2018 funds should be obligated by April 30, 2018. No cost extensions are not permissible. Funds not used by the end of the state fiscal year will be returned to the department.

Documents


SFY18 - RFA CURES Workforce Development (MHA-18-MEDDIR-WorkforceDevelopment-21)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response (STR) project funding will provide over $970 million to states and territories over the next two years, beginning in fiscal year 2017. Ohio will receive over $26 million dollars in FY 2017 and is eligible for additional funding in FY 2018.

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

OhioMHAS seeks applications to provide workforce development management for 21st Century CURES activities. The awardee will implement all grant activities related to workforce development with the purpose of expanding the prescriber workforce in Ohio. The successful awardee will work closely with OhioMHAS and other awardees to recruit and manage physician training for the DEA DATA 2000 waiver (DATA 2000), increase physician knowledge of the disease of addiction through American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria trainings, and manage the development of a professional curriculum for physicians and counselors.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA is posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Thursday, August 17, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than August 31, 2017.
  • All state fiscal year 2018 funds should be obligated by April 30, 2018.
  • Grant awards will not exceed $88,505 per year of the grant.

Documents


SFY18 - Ohio DEA DATA 2000 Small Group Training (MHA-18-MEDDIR-DATA2000SmallGroupTrn-20)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis.

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

This OhioMHAS RFA seeks applications to provide DEA DATA 2000 Small Group Waiver Trainings for physicians in Ohio. Awardees will be responsible for DATA 2000 training content that will help physicians obtain the hourly requirements necessary to obtain their data waiver. General course management including physician recruitment, provision of CMEs, and provision of physician reimbursement will also be provided by the awardee.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Application is posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below.

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, August 4, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in July for project implementation to begin no later than August 21, 2017. Applicants may not submit a budget that exceeds $117,000, which is inclusive of all training services and physician reimbursements.
  • All state fiscal year 2018 funds should be obligated by April 30, 2018. No cost extensions are not permissible

Documents


SFY18 - Request for Proposal Community Collective Impact Model for Change (MHA-18-CommunityImpact-015)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Ohio’s Opioid STR Project goals focus on building a community system of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support) that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare.  Strategies and activities undertaken for this effort build upon Ohio’s on-going efforts to address the opioid epidemic and are designed to reduce overdose deaths and enhance the ability of individuals with opioid use disorder to receive treatment using evidence-based approaches. These focus areas represent high-impact opportunities to strengthen Ohio’s comprehensive response to the state’s opioid issues

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to select organizations and/or individual(s) that will launch and sustain a “Backbone” organization to coordinate implementation of a long-term community level effort that impacts population level outcomes within the communities in identified Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties. Communities located in Tier 1 counties will receive priority selection for this opportunity. These communities will receive training, technical assistance, support and coaching throughout the project from a Collective Impact State Leadership team, that has demonstrated expertise in this process.  OhioMHAS seeks to fund backbone organizations that will commit existing staff dedicated to the collective impact initiative in their communities. The collective impact initiative will tackle the deeply entrenched and complex social problem of substance abuse in an effort to prevent opioid use, misuse, abuse and overdoes deaths

Those funded will receive intensive training and technical assistance through a developmental process in the collective impact model that fosters the five conditions of collective impact to increase local capacity to prevent opioid related deaths. It is anticipated that up to 20 communities; defined by the applicant (city, village, county, etc.) will be selected and may request up to $10,000

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, August 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Questions and Updates

  • The Request for Proposal, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically to no later than Friday, August 18, 2017 by 10:00 AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in September 2017 for project implementation to begin no later than September 1, 2017.
  • All state fiscal year 2018 funds must be obligated by April 30, 2018, no exceptions.

Documents


SFY18 - Ohio DEA DATA 2000 Live Waiver Trainings (MHA-18-MEDDIR-DEA DATA 2000 WAIVER-19)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis.

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

OhioMHAS seeks to partner with an awardee to provide live in person DEA DATA 2000 Waiver trainings for physicians in Ohio. The awardee will conduct at least 42 in-person trainings in the first year of the grant. The awardee will provide technical assistance and faculty for live courses which includes selection, training, facilitation, and physician reimbursement. The awardee will also provide up to 2,000 online courses per year of the grant that train physicians to obtain the DEA DATA 2000 waiver. General course management and oversight will also be provided by the awardee as well as CME tracking and provision.

RFA Questions and Updates

  • The RFA is posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by 5:30 PM EDT to OhioMHAS at: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

Proposal Submission

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: CURESWORKFORCE@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.

Award

  • Awards are expected to be announced in August for project implementation to begin no later than August 21, 2017.
  • All state fiscal year 2018 funds should be obligated by April 30, 2018.
  • Grant awards will not exceed $2,271,000.00 in the first year of the grant.

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July 2017

SFY18 - RFA Maternal Opiate Medical Supports (MOMS) (MHA-18-MEDDIR-MOMS-018)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. 

OhioMHAS seeks to award funding to one opioid treatment program (OTP) 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 six OTPs develop an integrated maternal care home model of care in the first year of the grant, utilizing the MOMS toolkit to support clinical practices for this population, and conducting ongoing training and technical assistance with the OTPs. The awardee will be expected to develop curricula for live in-person and web-based training events in consultation with OhioMHAS. Additionally, the awardee will be required to provide at least one MOMS service to pregnant women with opioid use disorder (e.g., contracting with OB to provide services on site). Awardee will participate in in evaluation of MOMS services. 

Application Submission

  • All applications must be submitted electronically to: CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, July 28, 2017, at 5:30 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Awards are expected to be announced in July for project implementation to begin no later than July 30, 2017.

RFQ Questions and Updates

  • The RFA, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Monday, July 24, 2017, by 5:30 PM to OhioMHAS at CURESTREATMENT@mha.ohio.gov.
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of an application.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below.

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SFY18 - Request for Proposal First Episode Psychosis: Curriculum Development and Technical Assistance Events (MHA-MedDir-FEPEducation-017)

Background and Purpose:  The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has dedicated funding to all states to implement evidence based programming for persons experiencing their first episode of psychosis (FEP). The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has distributed these funds to providers throughout Ohio with a goal that all regions have FEP programming available. To achieve long term sustainability, OhioMHAS is seeking an entity to develop electronic training modules that incorporate the services and principle components of the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) model; and an entity that will assist in planning technical assistance events for the FEP teams. 

The chosen applicant will be required to utilize a Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model for sustained learning and outcome achievement. Our goal is to supplement in-person training for existing and new FEP program staff that will support fidelity to the CSC model and be based on the Recovery After an initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Implementation and Evaluation Study. Training modules will need to focus on learning through effective processing, retention, and application of new knowledge. The curriculum will offer a learning experience with a task-centered, problem-centered or life-centered orientation to learning. Treatment and support interventions will need to focus on CSC services, including family psychoeducation, individual counseling (Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Psychosis), peer support, supported employment and supported education. As appropriate, messages of hope and resiliency should be inherent in the curriculum. 

In addition, the department is seeking assistance in up to two statewide technical assistance events directed toward FEP team members. Applicant will contract with the presenter(s), secure meeting space, assist with registration and meeting details, and assist with continuing education approval. 

  • Proposal Due Date and Time: July 21, 2017 - 12:00 pm. 
  • In the email subject line, enter FEP Training Proposal. All components of the Application should be included in a single email.
  • All proposals must be submitted to: FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov
  • No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. 
  • All questions must be submitted electronically to FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov no later than July 18, 2017
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be posted below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Documents


SFY18 - Request for Proposal Expansion of Prevention Evidence-Based Practices (MHA-18-PW-Expansion EBP-014)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Opioid STR funding opportunity, allows Ohio to adopt an approach that supports both EBP training for practitioners and increased implementation of EBPs in communities. Ohio has a need to expand the implementation of Evidence Based Practices (EBP)across the state.  Currently, most EBPs focus on the behavior change of the participant without a broader scope of impact. This funding allows Ohio to expand EBPs to help change environments that create conditions for people who engage in risky behaviors that are known antecedents to substance use, abuse, and misuse. These projects must target substance use, abuse, and misuse outcomes related to opioids and other drugs

This RFP will provide funds that will support opportunities for communities to expand existing EBP’s that have demonstrated a high return on investment and significant outcomes through either national or local evaluation. School systems also have the option of utilizing Opioid STR resources to expand other evidence-based school-based prevention efforts if they are already in practice in the school system. Providing a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period will be a critical component in the RFP process. Applicants may request up to $30,000.00

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, July 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM ED
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • The Request for Proposal and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically to no later than Friday, June 30, 2017 by 10:00 AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Documents


SFY18 - Request for Proposal Statewide Collective Impact Model for Change (MHA-18-StatewideImpact-016)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes available to states new funding to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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. These focus areas represent high-impact opportunities to strengthen Ohio’s comprehensive response to the state’s opioid issues

RFP Purpose

Communities are in need of formalized assistance in sorting through the complexities related to opioid use, misuse, abuse and overdose deaths. The Collective Impact approach is a proven method to impact complex social issues including substance abuse by bringing together leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors to focus on a common agenda that will impact multiple shared indicators around opioid use, misuse, abuse and overdose death that are critical to Ohio’s success. This opportunity is for community systems to complement and strengthen each other’s efforts rather than compete for resources

This RFP seeks an entity to partner with the STR Project, who can demonstrate extensive expertise in collective impact and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, who will provide training, technical assistance, coaching/mentoring and evaluation to support identified leadership teams in communities. The entity will use a guided approach that will foster the five conditions of collective impact in each community served leading to increase local capacity to prevent opioid related deaths. It is anticipated that the selected entity would work directly with up to 20 communities. Applicants may apply for up to $500,000

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Friday, July 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM ED
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • The Request for Proposal and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically to no later than Friday, June 30, 2017 by 10:00 AM to OhioMHAS at: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov 
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal.

Documents

June 2017

SFY18 - RFP Ohio Sobriety, Treatment and Reducing Trauma (START) Training and Technical Assistance (MHA-18-PW-OhioSTART-013)

The 21st Century Cures Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in late 2016. It is designed to modernize health care through enhanced innovation, research and communication, leading to better patient outcomes. The Act also makes new funding available to states beginning in 2017 through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the State Targeted Response (STR) Project to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. 

Ohio's Opioid STR Project goals focus on building a community system of care that emphasizes service integration between physical health care, emergency health care, behavioral health care, criminal justice, and child welfare. 

This RFP seeks proposals to develop a training manual, arrange training and technical assistance to local teams participating in Ohio's Sobriety, Treatment and Reducing Trauma (START) project in collaboration with Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) the Public Children's Association of Ohio (PCSAO) and the Office of the Ohio Attorney General (AGO). Participating counties currently include: Adams, Athens, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Fairfield, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton. The successful applicant under this RFP will be funded through Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) but will also be collaborating with PCSAO and AGO throughout the performance of the work. The maximum amount of the award under this RFP is $250,000.

Proposal Submission:

  • All proposals must be submitted electronically to: CURESSTART@mha.ohio.gov by June 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT.
  • No faxed, mailed or hand carried applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants are solely responsible for delivery of proposals to the proper location on or before the closing date and time. Late proposals will be rejected.

RFP and Updates:

  • The Request for Proposal and accompanying documents are posted below.
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than June 14, 2017 by 5:00 PM to OhioMHAS at: CURESSTART@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.
  • Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be posted below and will be updated frequently.

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FY18 - RFP Evidence Based Programs to Address First Episode Psychosis (MHA-18-MED-FirstEpisodePsychosis-012)

The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has notified all states that funding in the amount of an additional ten percent of the amount of the 2018 federal Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) will be set aside and made available to support evidence-based programs for individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis (FEP).  SAMHSA guidance includes "…the funds from set-aside are only used for programs showing strong evidence of effectiveness and targets the first episode psychosis. OhioMHAS has chosen to utilize the set-aside to fund the services and principle components of the Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) approach in areas of the state where there are no existing programs and unmet needs exist. 

  • Proposal Due Date/Time: The due date/time for the proposals is: June 23, 2017 - 12:00 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: 

  • This RFP is posted below. Applicants are 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
  • 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.
  • Conditions of Submission: Proposals and any charts/tables must be submitted in MS Word format using a 12 point Times New Roman font and may not exceed 15 pages in response to Sections A-E, Instructions for Project

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SFY 18-19 Specialized Docket Payroll Subsidy Project Funding Opportunity

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is pleased to announce that the Specialized Docket Payroll Subsidy Project will be available to specialized dockets not currently receiving funding from this initiative. The funding will be available for the periods of SFY18 July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and SFY19 July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 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 the estimated level, the amount of funds approved for this project may be reduced or terminated per written notice to the applicant by OhioMHAS.

Application 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 no later than 6/2/2017. Questions and answers will be posted below.

Note: Effective Thursday, June 8, 2017, all applicant award recipients have been identified and no additional funds are available at this time.

May 2017

SFY2018 and SFY 2019 RFA for Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Linkage Projects (MHA-18-19-TRS-009-CJS)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) seeks to support collaborative partnerships to address the needs of individuals in the county/region through comprehensive, community based services that support treatment continuity and improved outcomes. The target population includes individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders involved in the criminal justice system, while incarcerated and/or upon their return to the community.  OhioMHAS is interested in funding projects that focus on the goal of increasing public safety and minimizing harm to those with behavioral health needs who come in contact with law enforcement by linking them to treatment resources and recovery supports.

The applicant is required to be an Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, Community Mental Health (CMH) Board or Alcohol, Drug Addiction Services (ADAS) Board that is willing to contract with a provider to deliver services. Applicants already awarded Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Linkage grants are not eligible. The applicant should demonstrate an existing partnership with its local law enforcement agency, the local judicial system, a correctional facility and community provider(s).

All applicants must meet all requirements of the RFA.

Proposal Due Date: 

  • Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 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: 

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than May 10, 2017. 
  • Questions may be submitted to: OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. 
  • Responses will be posted below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS or DODD staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • The RFP, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below. 
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Documents


FY2018-2019 Strong Families, Safe Communities Grant: Helping Ohio's Children & Youth in Crisis (MHA-18-19-BCYF-SFSC-010RFP)

Funding Opportunity & Population of Focus

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health and Addiction Services are seeking collaborative community proposals to establish treatment models of care that focus on crisis stabilization for children and youth with intensive needs, including children and youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health needs. This 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 FY's 2018-2019, proposals are welcome from previous responders as well as new collaborative groups. Please read the RFP instructions carefully. This program is in its fifth year and has established new and expanded criteria. 

Proposal Due Date: 

  • Friday, May 26, 2017, at 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: BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.gov
  • No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. 

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 4:00 pm, May 5, 2017. 
  • Questions may be submitted to: BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. 
  • Responses will be posted below.
  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS or DODD staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • The RFP, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below. Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

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April 2017

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement No. SM-17-008: Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care (PIPBHC)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is currently reviewing the requirements of the SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement No. SM-17-008.  In order to facilitate this process OhioMHAS is seeking information from qualified community partners. The information will be reviewed and used to help inform this potential grant process. This RFI includes only a brief overview of requirements from the SAMHSA Funding Announcement. Interested qualified community partner organizations are encouraged to read the full announcement at https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-17-008. Interested qualified community partners are invited to submit a letter of interest and all required information as detailed in the RFI document

Proposal Due Date:

  • Monday, April 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.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: PIPBHC@mha.ohio.gov
  • No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. 

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS or DODD staff member directly with questions regarding this RFP. Contacting staff directly could result in disqualification of a proposal.
  • The RFP, accompanying documents and all questions and answers will be posted below. 
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Documents

March 2017

FY2017 Synar Tobacco Retailer Education RFP (MHA-17-TRS-008-PW-Synar)

In an effort to strengthen the state of Ohio's Synar program, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), is providing funding to develop new and update existing educational materials for tobacco retailers state-wide. The goal of this grant is to build upon existing tobacco retailer education materials related to Synar program requirements, youth tobacco laws and Ohio's smoke free laws. The grantee will update existing online materials (e.g., OhioMHAS E-based Academy) and develop new materials including but not limited to retailer specific on-line training and tool kit, updating tobacco signage and educational materials focused on the sales of tobacco to youth and Ohio's smoke free laws. This entity will also work collaboratively with OhioMHAS, ODH, the Ohio Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) to market and disseminate these materials. 

Proposal Due Date: 

  • March 24, 2017 by 5:00 pm. 
  • Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. 
  • Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. 
  • 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.

Where to Submit: 

  • All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
  • No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. 

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 pm, March 22, 2017. 
  • Questions may be submitted to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. Questions and responses will be posted below. 
  • Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

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FY2017 Wellness Initiative RFP-MHA-17-TRS-007-WELL

This a re-posting. OhioMHAS is requesting proposals from the NorthCoast (Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Summit, and Portage) catchment area only.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) believes that recovery supports including peer services, employment, and housing are critical to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders on their individual paths of recovery. For FY17, OhioMHAS will release 6 regional mini-grants (each totaling $50,000) to Consumer Operated Services/Business and Clubhouses to provide regional technical assistance, training, and oversight for a wellness initiative. The Wellness Initiative is in an effort to encourage increased resiliency, wellness, and self-management of health and behavioral health among people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders throughout Ohio for individuals who are living in the community, regional psychiatric hospitals, and individuals transitioning into community living. 

Proposal Due Date: 

  • March 25, 2017 by 2:00 pm. 
  • Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. 
  • 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.

Where to Submit: 

  • All proposals must be submitted to: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted. 

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 2:00 pm, March 21, 2017. 
  • Questions may be submitted to: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov
  • No questions will be answered after the deadline. 
  • Questions and responses will be posted below.

Documents

January 2017

SFY17 Forensic Conference Event Coordination RFP

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2017 Forensic Conference to support ongoing education and sharing of best practices for persons working with Ohio's forensic behavioral health system. The target audience for the conference includes OhioMHAS Central Office and Regional Psychiatric Hospital (RPH) staff, staff from the Designated Forensic Evaluation Centers, the Community Forensic Monitors, community providers, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services.

Proposal Due Date: 

  • January 23, 2017 at Noon. 
  • Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.  
  • 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.

Where to Submit: 

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

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m on January 18, 2017. 
  • 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.

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Funding Opportunities 2016

December 2016

FY17 Trauma-Informed Care Summit - Event Planning and Management Request for Proposal

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. Three TIC Summits have been held since the launch of the TIC Initiative. This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for a two-day Trauma-Informed Care Summit in May 1 & 2, 2017; with anticipated attendance of up to 500 people.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically to TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 13, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. 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.
  • A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document will be posted below. Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

Proposal Due Date: December 16, 2016 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. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Where to Submit:  All proposals must be submitted to: TRAUMA-SUMMITRFP@mha.ohio.gov


FY17 Behavioral Health Hotline Provider Training Course Development Request for Proposal

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is accepting proposals to support one entity to develop web based courses and accompanying online training manuals for OhioMHAS certified Behavioral Health (BH) Hotline providers that operate a crisis hot line to assist callers who may be experiencing a crisis, such as contemplating suicide. The selected entity should develop the training modules based on national best practices that can be found in Attachment 3. Since these trainings are based on national best practices, the courses and accompanying online training manuals will be free of cost and available on the OhioMHAS E-Based Academy. These web-based training modules are intended to increase the skill level of staff members and supervisors who handle crisis calls.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

  • All questions must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 14, 2016. 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.
  • A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document will be posted on the OhioMHAS website. Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFP.

Proposal Submission

  • Proposal Due Date: December 14, 2016 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. 
  • No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Where to Submit:  All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov


FY17 Request for Information (RFI) about evidence-based practices (EBPs) in substance use (SUD), mental health (MH) or co-occurring disorders for children adolescents, and young adults (0-26) in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to obtain information about evidence-based practices (EBPs) in use  in Ohio for children, adolescents and/or youth and young adults in transition (ages 0-26) with substance use (SUD) and or mental health (MH) disorders,  or co-occurring SUD and MH disorders (hereafter referred to as the population of focus).   Information is sought for the purposes of determining the provider current capacity and need for infrastructure support in the training and implementation of EBPs to the population of focus, and where indicated, to couple such programming with medication assisted treatment (MAT). The department also seeks to screen and expand integrated substance use and mental disorder treatment and to effectively link and coordinate recovery services to the population of focus.

Key Action Dates

  • RFI Release Date: November 22, 2016
  • End of Inquiry Period: December 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM
  • Response Due Date: December 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Questions regarding this process should be directed to BCYFgrants@mha.ohio.gov. Include “RFI Inquiry” in the subject line of the email inquiry, and identify agency contact and phone number in the body of the email. The deadline for submission of inquiries is December 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  Inquiries and responses will not be posted.

November 2016

FY17 Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs Planning Evaluation Training SPF Rx

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is accepting proposals to support one entity that will facilitate Ohio SFP Rx Workgroup in the development of a 5-year strategic plan, provide evaluation, as well as, training and technical assistance services for Ohio’s SPF Rx initiative. Ohio’s SPF Rx initiative will raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug misuse, develop a statewide public health campaign, work with the pharmaceutical and medical communities on the risks of overprescribing, and increase the utilization of the OARRS. It will enhance infrastructure and prescription drug prevention throughout Ohio, especially in rural and Appalachian communities.

All questions must be submitted electronically to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov no later than November 14, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. No questions will be answered after the deadline

Proposal Due Date: November 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Proposals must be received by this time to be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted to: MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov


SFY17 Digital Training Grant RFP  (MHA-17-BCYF-DigitalTrain-003)

OhioMHAS is requesting applications to fund (2) Digital Training Grants to showcase local efforts that demonstrate practices that align Ohio’s System of Care (Engaging the New Generation to Achieve their Goals through Empowerment - ENGAGE) infrastructure improvement work with High Fidelity Wraparound implementation. Recognizing the need for communities to continue to develop and sustain system of care practices in the community for multi-system involved, transition aged youth, OhioMHAS is requesting proposals that demonstrate:

  1. How to achieve cross-system strategic problem solving; and
  2. How to model innovative youth and family engagement strategies; OR
  3. How to facilitate high fidelity wraparound teams.

All proposals must be submitted electronically to BCYFGRANTS@mha.ohio.govDue date is Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, by 5:00 p.m. Incomplete, late, faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will NOT be accepted.

All questions must be submitted electronically no earlier than Oct. 24 and no later than Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. (noon) to OhioMHAS at: BCYFGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

October 2016

FY2017 Local Employment Partnership (MHA-16-17-TRS-18-Employ)

OhioMHAS is pleased to announce funding opportunities to 20 Community Behavioral Health Authorities to participate in the development and implementation of policies and the creation of partnerships that will increase employer engagement, increase job opportunities for individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders, and to reduce the number of positive employee drug screens. OhioMHAS has provided funding to Working Partners, an organization that assists with the development, implementation, and maintenance of drug-free workplace programs, to bring together key stakeholders and employers from 20 communities and related Community Behavioral Health Authorities to provide technical assistance to implement this initiative. This initiative seeks to improve community awareness, increase the connection between local businesses and the local skilled workforce, decrease positive drug screens, and improve employer engagement. Each Community Behavioral Health Authority will receive $20,000 for SFY 2017 and technical assistance from Working Partners. An informational webinar will be held on 9/21/2016 at 3:00. If you are interested in participating in the informational webinar, please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4581196938300598019. OhioMHAS will be accepting applications through October 7, 2016 however funding will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

September 2016

SFY 2017 Ohio SBIRT Implementation Grant RFP- (MHA-17-QPR-SPIRT-002)

The Ohio SBIRT Project is seeking partners to implement SBIRT services at medical sites in Ohio. We are seeking up to 2 medical partner organizations, e.g. FQHCs, Doctor’s Offices, Family Practices and hospitals or urgent cares. Funds will be used to implement screening for substance use, depression and tobacco use during the course of primary medical care. Sites will use the AUDIT, DAST-10 and PHQ-9 screening tools alongside a tobacco screening tool to identify patients and conduct brief interventions using motivational interviewing. Training for staff is included in the grant funding to equip them to identify those at risk, provide evidence-based interventions and referrals when necessary. The fourth round of funding is available to new and returning sites for SFY 2017.

  • All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP
  • Implementation Period: September 13, 2016 to June 30, 2017
  • Applicants 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.
  • Questions and Answers
  • All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Thursday September 8, 2016 by 10:00AM to OhioMHAS at: SBIRT@mha.gov
  • Al proposals must be submitted electronically to: SBIRT@mha.gov by, Tuesday September 13, 2016 3:00 PM EDT.

SFY 2017 Strategic Framework Partnership for Success (MHA-17-PW-SPF-PFS-001)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of Prevention and Wellness, issues SFY 2017 Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success Sub-Recipients Request for Proposal (RFP). OhioMHAS is offering grant funds to support the Partnership for Success initiative through this competitive RFP. 

Proposals are due Friday, September 2, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. (noon) to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov

OhioMHAS is hosting two Intent to Apply sessions, Aug. 2 and Aug. 4. Attendance is strongly encouraged. All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, August 19, 2016, by 12:00 p.m. (noon) to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses to questions will be posted above.

Incomplete, late, faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will NOT be accepted. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Applicants 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.

Upcoming Webinar

Title:                              

Ohio SPF-PFS Intent To Apply Webinar

Purpose:

OhioMHAS is offering grant funds to support the partnership for success initiative through a competitive RFP. This webinar will inform interested applicants   about the project and proposal.

Date:

August 12, 2016

Time:

9:30am-11:00am

Call in number:

1-877-621-0220.

Passcode:

228965#

Access Link:

https://coalitiondrugfreecintiwebcombo.conferencinghub.com/GlobalMeet/NicoleSchiesler

June 2016

SFY 2017 Evidence Based First Episode Psychosis Proposals

OhioMHAS issues SFY2016 RFP for Evidence Based First Episode Psychosis Proposals. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of the Medical Director, is issuing a Request for Proposals for evidence based programs to address First Episode Psychosis (FEP). SAMHSA has made additional funds available through a ten percent set-aside in the Mental Health Block Grant to support evidence based programs for individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Proposals are due Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than June 10th, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFI. Proposals must be submitted to FirstEpisode@mha.ohio.gov by June 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Applicants 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.


SFY 2016 RFI Space at Gallipolis Developmental Center for Behavioral Health Services

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), are issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to obtain information about potential new uses for four buildings, currently vacant and not needed for operations on the campus of the Gallipolis Developmental Center (GDC), in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio. The state departments recognize the acute need for additional mental health and addiction services and supports in the region and seek input from community addiction and mental health services providers and stakeholders about ideas for using these buildings to house new or expanding behavioral health services and supports that will address existing gaps in the continuum of care and that will be sustainable over time.

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than June 16, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at GDCRFI@mha.ohio.gov.  

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFI. Proposals must be submitted to GDCRFI@mha.ohio.gov by June 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted. No questions will be answered after the deadline.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be posted below.  

May 2016

SFY2016 RFP Safe Schools Healthy Students Communications and Media Project (MHA-16-PW-SafeHealthySchoolsMedia-024)

OhioMHAS, Bureau of Children and Families Safe Schools Healthy Students is accepting proposals in order to select a contractor/production company to develop videos that tell Ohio’s Safe Schools Healthy Students grant story. The goal of this RFP is to inform and make available the work of the Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative in the State of Ohio. Videos will be developed to tell the story of the Safe School Healthy Students grant communities and state grant partners. These informative videos and customizable electronic resources will be placed on state agency and social media websites..

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than May 20, 2016 by 2:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. Proposals must be submitted by May 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Proposals must be submitted to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by May 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted.

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.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be be posted below and will be updated frequently.


SFY 2016 RFP Ohio Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Problem Gambling Pilot (MHA-16-SBIRTGAMB-022)

The Ohio SBIRT Project is seeking partners to implement the SBIRT model applied to problem gambling at medical and two specialty behavioral health treatment sites in Ohio. This RFP seeks a partner to conduct a pilot of SBIRT for problem gambling in a medical setting, and at least two additional specialty treatment settings. The partner will conduct at least 1,500 screens in a medical setting and at least 1,500 total screens in the specialty treatment settings, e.g. detox, inpatient AOD treatment.

PLEASE NOTE: 

The deadline for questions has been extended to Tuesday, May 2, 2016 by 10:00 a.m. to OhioMHAS at SBIRTGAMBLING@mha.ohio.gov

The deadline for proposal submissions has been extended to Friday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m EDT.

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted.

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.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be be posted below and will be updated frequently.

April 2016

SFY 2016 | 2016 Forensic Conference (MHA-16-MED-ForensicCon-023)

Background and Purpose: The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is planning the 2016 Forensic Conference to support ongoing education and sharing of best practices for persons working with Ohio’s forensic behavioral health system. The target audience for the conference includes OhioMHAS Central Office and Regional Psychiatric Hospital (RPH) staff, staff from the Designated Forensic Evaluation Centers, the Community Forensic Monitors, community providers, judges and attorneys, other state departments, and others interested in forensic services. OhioMHAS seeks proposals for event planning and management services for a one (1) day statewide Forensic Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio in the fall of 2016. Anticipated attendance for the one-day training is up to 250 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 in the RFP.

All questions must be submitted electronically no later than Thursday, April 20, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. to OhioMHAS at MHAS-Forensics@mha.ohio.gov

All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. Proposals must be submitted by April 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

No faxed, mailed or hand-carried applications will be submitted.

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.

Responses to all frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be be posted below and will be updated frequently.


SFY 2016 RFA Media Guidelines (MHA-RE-MediaGuide-021)

To help ensure that media coverage about suicide deaths is appropriately influencing behavior, OhioMHAS is seeking an expert in suicide media guidelines to 1) update existing OhioMHAS Media Guidelines for suicide deaths to include Social Media Guidelines and 2) offer up to six workshops about the updated OhioMHAS Suicide Media guidelines to journalism students and journalists within the community, to be delivered at state university sites identified by the expert, in consultation with, and subject to the approval of OhioMHAS.  While the workshops are targeted to journalism students, local media representatives should be invited to attend the workshops. Experts meeting the following requirements are invited to submit a proposal:

  • Have demonstrated experience in disseminating media guidelines concerning behavioral health topics and training journalism students in the importance and use of guidelines;
  • Be knowledgeable about preparing reporting guidelines for social media; and,
  • Demonstrate ability to develop social media guidelines for reporting on suicide deaths, prepare a dissemination and workshop plan on the use of these social media guidelines, and conduct the workshops by June 30, 2017.

All proposals must meet all of the RFP requirements. The deadline for the proposal is April 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Please submit proposals to: SFY16MediaGuidelinesRFP@mha.ohio.gov.

All questions related to the Media Guidelines for Reporting Deaths by Suicide must be submitted by April 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.  Please submit questions to:   SFY16MediaGuideliens@mha.ohio.gov.


SFY 2016 RFA Research on Employer Perspective on Hiring Persons With Behavioral Health Conditions (MHA-16-17-RE-020-Employers)

Funding Opportunity: SFY 2016 - 2017

Research on Employer Perspectives on Hiring Persons with Behavioral Health Conditions - MHA-16-17-RE-020-EMPLOYPERS

To support the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) program, policy, and planning efforts surrounding employment of persons with behavioral health disorders in the community, the department is in need of information and research on employer perspectives on hiring persons with behavioral health conditions in Ohio. The purpose of this RFA is to obtain the professional services of a research entity (hereafter “Applicant”), to develop and conduct research on employer perspectives on hiring persons with behavioral health conditions. 

  • Proposal Due Date: April 25, 2016
  • Funding period: 7/1/2015 - 6/30/2017

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions relating to this RFA must be submitted electronically to EmployerPerspectives@mha.ohio.gov  no later than April 22, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. No questions will be answered after the deadline.  Responses to questions will be posted below.

You may NOT contact any OhioMHAS staff member directly with questions regarding this RFA. Contacting staff directly with questions could result in disqualification of a proposal. Interested parties are required to monitor this website for any updates to the RFA.


SFY 2016 RFA and RFI for the Community Transition Program (CTP)

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) to provide treatment and recovery supports for individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) returning to the community upon their release from Ohio’s adult prison system.

Within the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) institutions, 80% of the offenders have histories of addiction. Of these, nearly 30,000 of those incarcerated have a considerable or moderate treatment need. If continued treatment and supports are not in place post release for those who receive treatment while incarcerated, these individuals are at a high risk of relapse and return to criminal behavior, placing them and their communities at risk.

The purpose of this new program, the Community Transition Program (CTP), is to provide continued treatment and recovery supports upon release from prison.  A seamless transition to services will promote recovery and increase stability for individuals.  In addition, supports such as housing and employment will improve the quality of life for these individuals further reducing the risk of future relapse and recidivism.

Through this RFA, OhioMHAS is seeking a single statewide entity to act as the fiscal agent and provide oversight and ensure capacity for behavioral health treatment and recovery support services. Applications are due to OhioMHAS by April 22, 2016 with implementation to begin on or around July 1, 2016. The award will cover the time period through June 30, 2017.

OhioMHAS is concurrently issuing a Request for Information (RFI) from interested community based treatment and recovery support providers who have the capacity and expertise to become part of the CTP network.  OhioMHAS will share these responses with the entity awarded the CTP contract in order to assist with building a network of providers. 

The deadline for proposals is April 22, 2016. Proposals must be submitted to OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov .

All questions related to the Community Transition Program must be submitted to OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov by no later than April 13, 2016. Responses will be posted below.

January 2016

RFP MHA-ECH-010 Whole Child Matters - ECMH Initiative - Centralized Intake (Repost)

The Governor’s budget has allocated funding to improve access to early childhood mental health prevention and early intervention services for infants, toddlers and young children (birth to kindergarten) to successfully retain them in their preschool and early learning settings.  

The goal of this re-posted grant is to: 1) Create a centralized intake process that provides a seamless, rapid response capacity for family or center requests for ECMH Consultation services to prevent a potential episode of expulsion of a pre-school aged child. This request for proposal seeks grantees that will implement this component to the Whole Child Matters ECMH Initiative.

Request for Proposal Issued: January 5, 2016

Proposal Due Date: Friday, January 22, 2016 5:00 pm. Proposals must be received by this time be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted electronically to: MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to MHAS-ECWorkforce@mha.ohio.gov no later than January 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses will be posted below.


SFY 16 Zero Suicide Training Academy

This RFP seeks proposals to provide event planning and management services for a three two-day Zero Suicide Academy Trainings. The trainings will be held in April 2016, September 2016, and February 2017. It is anticipated that up to 65 people will attend each two-day training.

Request for Proposal Issued: December 10, 2015

Proposal Due Date: January 7, 2016 2:00 pm. Proposals must be received by this time be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted electronically to: ZeroSuicideTrainingRFP@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to ZeroSuicideTrainingRFP@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses will be posted below.

Procurement Opportunities 2016

Reference No. Title Deadline Funding Type Awardee  Amount
MHA17017 Religious Services - Athens 04/18/17 Contract    
MHA16035 Barber - ABH 01/27/16 Contract    
MHA16034 Mental Health Administrator 01/27/16 Contract     
MHA16033 Barber - NOPH  11/23/15 Contract  Studio 329 $40,000 
MHA16032 CME Reporting 11/18/15 Contract Northeast Ohio Medical University $7,125 
MHA16031 Snow Removal-NOPH 11/06/15  Contract     
MHA16030 Medicare Cost Reporting 10/30/15 Contract     
MHA16029 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 10/14/15 Contract    
MHA16028 Medicare Cost Reports 10/19/15 Contract No bids received - Reposted MHA16030  
MHA16027 Barber - NOPH 10/16/15 Contract Rebid - See 16033   
MHA16026 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 10/06/15 Contract No bids received - Reposted MHA16029  
MHA16025 Psychiatric Services - HBH 09/25/15  Contract     
MHA16024 SBIRT CLAS Trainings 09/25/15 Contract  Multiethnic Advocates  $6,983.75
MHA16023 Drain Cleaning - NOPH  09/22/15 Contract  Repost - See MHA16029  
MHA16022 Forensic Psychiatrist 09/21/15 Contract    
MHA16021 Forensic Psychiatrist 09/10/15 Contract No bids received. Re-posted MHA16022  
MHA16020 Vandel Resistant Phone   09/10/15  Contract  AT Plus $5,348.63
MHA16019 Chiller Maint - TVBH 09/08/15  Contract No bids received  
MHA16018 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 08/31/15 Contract  No bids received - Re-posted See MHA16023   
MHA16017 MAT Evaluation 08/27/15 Contract    
MHA16016 Drain Cleaning - NOPH 08/20/15  Contract  No bids received  
MHA16015 Boiler Maint - NOPH 08/21/15  Contract    
MHA16014 MAT Evaluation 08/13/15  Contract  Re-posted in Open Market - See MHA16017   
MHA16013 Door Replacement - TVBH 08/10/15 Contract     
MHA16012 Residents PGY1-PGY5 08/07/15  Contract     
MHA16011 Residents PGY1-PGY3  08/07/15 Contract     
MHA16010 Barber - NOPH 07/31/15 Contract  Tamis Hair Unlimited  $25,000
MHA16009 REPI - Columbus  07/31/15 Contract  Kathryn Coxe  $10,500
MHA16008 Dental Services - NOPH 07/23/15  Contract  Dental Center of Northwest Ohio SFY16 $37,500 & SFY17 $37,500
MHA16007 Barber - NOPH 07/20/15 Contract  No bids received - Re-posted MHA16010   
MHA16006 Boiler Maint  NOPH 07/20/15 Contract Re-posted in Open Market - See MHA16015   
MHA16005 Mechanical Svc - NOPH 07/20/15  Contract Mondo Mechanical $80,000
MHA16004 HVAC - NOPH 07/20/15 Contract HLH Sanitary Maintenance $80,000
MHA16003   Generator Maint - NOPH 07/20/15  Contract  Peak Electric $8,204.75
MHA16002 Electrical Services - NOPH 07/20/15 Contract Bryson & Tucker $40,000
MHA16001 Air Compressor Testing - NOPH 07/20/15  Contract  HLH Sanitary Maintenance $3,854
MHA15181 Dental - NOPH  07/13/15 Contract Re-post Open Market MHA16008   
MHA15180 Psychiatric Residents - SBH 07/14/15 Contract    
MHA15179 Compressor Maint - TVBH 07/14/15 Contract    
MHA15178 Door Replacement - TVBH 07/14/15 Contract Re-post - See MHA16013  
MHA15177  Barber - NOPH 07/08/15 Contract  Re-post on Open Market - See MHA16007   
MHA15176 REPI - Youngstown 07/09/15 Contract Lauren Thorp $10,500
MHA15175 REPI - Toledo 07/09/15 Contract Celia Williamson $10,500
MHA15174 REPI - Dayton  07/09/15 Contract King Consulting $10,500
MHA15173 REPI - Cleveland 07/09/15 Contract Jennifer Tulli $10,500
MHA15172 REPI - Cincinnati 07/09/15 Contract King Consulting $10,500
MHA15171 REPI - Akron 07/09/15 Contract Joseph Cummins  $10,500
MHA15170 REPI - Athens  07/09/15 Contract Faith Kelleher $10,500
MHA15169 ICD-10 Training 07/08/15 Contract Public Consulting Group  $23,800

 

Funding Opportunities 2015

December 2015

Wellness Initiative MHA-16-TRS-014-WELL

This is a re-posting. OhioMHAS is requesting proposals from the NorthCoast Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Summit, and Portage) and Heartland Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Richland, Ashland, Medina, Wayne, Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull) catchment areas only.

Request for Proposal Issued: December 10, 2015

Proposal Due Date: December 28, 2015, 2:00 pm. Proposals must be received by this time be considered. Risk of delay or failure of delivery rests with the applicant.

Where to Submit: All proposals must be submitted electronically to: wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov. No faxed, mailed, courier delivered, or hand carried proposals will be accepted.

Questions, Technical Assistance, and Updates

All questions must be submitted electronically to wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov no later than December 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm. No questions will be answered after the deadline. Responses will be posted below.

September 2015

SFY 2016 Ohio Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Project RFP

The Ohio SBIRT Project is seeking additional partners to implement SBIRT services at medical sites in Ohio. We are seeking 2 primary care sites or organizations, e.g. FQHCs, Doctor’s Offices, Physician groups, Family Practices, Rural Health Centers, etc. Funds will be used to implement screening for alcohol and other drugs, depression and tobacco use during a patient’s medical appointment. Training for staff is provided by SBIRT Project staff at the site to equip the site to provide SBIRT services.

The funding is available to new and returning sites for SFY 2016. All proposals must meet the guidelines and requirements of the RFP. Proposals must be submitted by  Sep. 28, 2015, 3 pm to: OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov

All questions must be directed to: OhioMHASGrantOpportunity@mha.ohio.gov by Sep.18, 2015, 10 am.

Click here for further information regarding the Ohio SBIRT Project.

Further information regarding SBIRT can be found at: http://www.samhsa.gov/sbirt


SFY 16 RFP Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community

OhioMHAS is seeking a researcher to conduct a needs assessment and gap analysis of community-based services and supports throughout Ohio for individuals at-risk of suicide. And families and friends affected by a suicide death.  Services and supports include the spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and postvention services and supports.  Researchers meeting the following requirements are invited to submit a proposal:

  • Must be affiliated with either a college or university
  • Have demonstrated experience in conducting needs assessments/gap analysis in the public health system, preferably the public behavioral health system
  • Be knowledgeable of literature concerning community-level suicide risk factors that affect local ability to offer appropriate publicly-funded behavioral health services and supports
  • Be knowledgeable about appropriate data sources identify community-level suicide risk factors
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct the needs assessment, analyze the information, and prepare a final report by September 30, 2016.

All proposals must meet all of the requirements of the RFP. The deadline for the proposals is at 2:00 pm on Sep. 24, 2015.  Please submit proposals to: SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov

All questions related to the Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community Behavioral Health Activities must be submitted by Sep 1, 2015 at 4 pm.

Please submit questions to: SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov   Responses will be posted below.


SFY 2016 Employment Opportunities within Housing Agencies/Departments

OhioMHAS believes recovery supports, including permanent housing and competitive integrated employment, are critical in assisting individuals with mental illness and/or a substance use disorder on in their individual paths of recovery. Competitive integrated employment can positively impact the quality of life for individuals living in permanent housing. OhioMHAS believes that with assistance, these organizations can hire individuals with a lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorders as part an integrated workforce.

The Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is currently seeking proposals that will support competitive integrated employment opportunities within housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments that are contract agencies of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH)/Community Mental Health (CMH). This fiscal year, OhioMHAS will allocate approximately $350,000 in MH block grant dollars to support Board areas in implementing new positions that incorporate permanent housing AND integrated competitive employment within local systems. OhioMHAS is seeking proposals that create needed positions in housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments within mental health and recovery board contract agencies that will enhance resident or agency outcomes and increase the number of individuals with lived experience who are competitively employed and living in independently in the community in order to help individuals achieve an enhanced quality of life.

All Questions must be submitted electronically to HousingAndEmploymentRFP2016@mha.ohio.gov and must be submitted no later than 12 Noon on September 16 to ensure responses will be posted prior to RFP due date by noon September 21.  


SFY 16 RFP Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community

OhioMHAS is seeking a researcher to conduct a needs assessment and gap analysis of community-based services and supports throughout Ohio for individuals at-risk of suicide. And families and friends affected by a suicide death.  Services and supports include the spectrum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and postvention services and supports.  Researchers meeting the following requirements are invited to submit a proposal:

  • Must be affiliated with either a college or university
  • Have demonstrated experience in conducting needs assessments/gap analysis in the public health system, preferably the public behavioral health system
  • Be knowledgeable of literature concerning community-level suicide risk factors that affect local ability to offer appropriate publicly-funded behavioral health services and supports
  • Be knowledgeable about appropriate data sources identify community-level suicide risk factors
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct the needs assessment, analyze the information, and prepare a final report by September 30, 2016.

All proposals must meet all of the requirements of the RFP. The deadline for the proposals is at 2:00 pm.  on Sep. 24, 2015.  Please submit proposals to:  SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov

All questions related to the Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis of Suicide Prevention and Treatment Community Behavioral Health Activities must be submitted by Sep 1, 2015 at 4 pm.

Please submit questions to: SFY16NeedsassessmentRFP@mha.ohio.gov   Responses will be posted below.


SFY 2016 Employment Opportunities within Housing Agencies/Departments

OhioMHAS believes recovery supports, including permanent housing and competitive integrated employment, are critical in assisting individuals with mental illness and/or a substance use disorder on in their individual paths of recovery. Competitive integrated employment can positively impact the quality of life for individuals living in permanent housing. OhioMHAS believes that with assistance, these organizations can hire individuals with a lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorders as part an integrated workforce.

The Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is currently seeking proposals that will support competitive integrated employment opportunities within housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments that are contract agencies of Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH)/Community Mental Health (CMH). This fiscal year, OhioMHAS will allocate approximately $350,000 in MH block grant dollars to support Board areas in implementing new positions that incorporate permanent housing AND integrated competitive employment within local systems. OhioMHAS is seeking proposals that create needed positions in housing agencies and divisions/sections/departments within mental health and recovery board contract agencies that will enhance resident or agency outcomes and increase the number of individuals with lived experience who are competitively employed and living in independently in the community in order to help individuals achieve an enhanced quality of life.

All Questions must be submitted electronically to HousingAndEmploymentRFP2016@mha.ohio.gov and must be submitted no later than 12 Noon on September 16 to ensure responses will be posted prior to RFP due date by noon September 21.  

August 2015

Applications still being sought for the SFY 2016 Specialized Dockets Payroll Subsidy Project

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services released an announcement on August 17, 2015, inviting courts which operate a specialized docket program to apply for funding to offset the payroll costs of a full-time or full-time equivalent specialized docket staff member. This opportunity is available to all drug courts and other specialized dockets provided they target participants with a drug addiction or dependency and have received initial or final certification from the Supreme Court of Ohio. There is a limited amount of money still available to fund additional projects. The Department will provide funding on a first-come, first-served basis until the remaining available funds are awarded.  More information regarding this opportunity can be found in the Specialized Dockets Payroll Subsidy Project Announcement.  This announcement, the project application and required reports can be found in the links below.  Please be advised that the Department is no longer entertaining questions concerning this project; however, a list of previously submitted questions and their respective answers can be accessed through a link below.