West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) - Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH)
06/14/19 5:00 PM EDT
Grants to West Virginia behavioral health agencies for crisis response services for children and youth with mental health issues and their families. Funding is intended to provide mobile response teams and hotline services that are delivered in a non-clinical setting. “Children’s Mobile Crisis Response and Stabilization” is a crisis response program for children that includes a hotline and mobile crisis response teams that assess and evaluate the presenting crisis, provide interventions to stabilize the crisis, and provide timely supports and skills necessary to return children, youths, and their families to routine functioning and maintain children and youths in their homes, whenever possible.
Children’s Mobile Crisis Response shall be available statewide to children and youths up to age 21, regardless of funding eligibility, to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of children and youths with serious mental health crises. Mobile crisis response teams consist of a clinical supervisor and crisis specialists who provide direct services to children, youths, and families, including toll-free crisis hotline services and Crisis Response Teams that are available throughout the state and staffed 24-hours per day, seven days per week. Callers will be directly connected to a trained mental health professional with experience or competency-based training in working with children and youths in crisis. Intensive support and stabilization services will be offered and delivered in person within an hour of the call for up to 72 hours in family homes, schools, group care, and other settings natural to the child, youth, and family.
Crisis intervention, crisis assessment, and development of a crisis plan will include presumptive eligibility for crisis services, engagement, de-escalation, assessment, planning, and coordination of supports and services. Applicants will be expected to be visible resources in their communities by working closely with community partners, including organizations for children and families, law enforcement, court systems, school systems, physicians, and hospital emergency rooms.
For information regarding staffing expectations, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 172631
The funding amount available is not to exceed $404,213 per region.
Funding will be available for the one-year state fiscal grant period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. It is anticipated that this program will be renewed annually with a new announcement of funding availability (AFA) every three to five years.
Children’s Mobile Crisis Response will have a staggered rollout as follows:
- Region 1-3: July 1, 2019
- Regions 4-6: October 1, 2019
(See regions in Pre-Application Information below)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit proposals to: DHHRBBHAnnouncements@wv.gov
with “Proposal for Funding” and the AFA number in the subject line.
For Technical Assistance, please include the AFA number in the subject line and forward all inquiries in writing to the email address above.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities
350 Capitol Street, Room 350
Charleston, WV 25301-3702
Phone: (304) 356-4811
Fax: (304) 558-1008
AFA Number: 3-2019
USA: West Virginia