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Children’s Mobile Crisis Response and Stabilization Teams

Grants to West Virginia Behavioral Health Agencies for
Mental Health Crisis Services for Children and Youth

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West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) - Bureau for Behavioral Health (BBH)

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06/14/19 5:00 PM EDT


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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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172631

Estimated Size of Grant:

The funding amount available is not to exceed $404,213 per region.

Term of Contract:

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)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Licensed behavioral health agencies with direct children’s service experience may apply.

Eligible applicants are public or private organizations with a valid West Virginia Business License and/or unit of local government. If the applicant is not already registered as a vendor in the State of West Virginia, registration must either be completed prior to award or the vendor must demonstrate proof of such application.

Eligible counties are as follows:
- Region 1: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Wetzel
- Region 2: Berkeley, Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton
- Region 3: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood
- Region 4: Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, - Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur
- Region 5: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne
- Region 6: Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Webster, Wyoming

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Technical Assistance Meeting will be held on May 24, 2019.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by June 14, 2019, at 5:00 PM EDT.

Responses must be submitted electronically via email with “Proposal for Funding” in the subject line. Paper copies of the proposal will not be accepted. Notification that the proposal was received will follow via email from the Announcement mailbox.

- Date of Release: May 16, 2019
- Technical Assistance Meeting: May 24, 2019
- Application Deadline: June 14, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
- Funding Announcements to be made: June 24, 2019

Mobile Crisis Response and Stabilization grants will be awarded on a scheduled-payment basis. All expenditures must be incurred within the approved grant project period in order to be reimbursed. Providers must maintain timesheets for grant-funded personnel, and activities performed should be consistent with the stated program objectives.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit proposals to:
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

Funding or Pin Number:

AFA Number: 3-2019

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia