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Family Support Navigators

Grants to New York Counties for Centers to
Help Individuals Struggling with Addiction

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New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

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01/31/17 5:00 PM EST


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Grants to New York counties to assist individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and addiction in navigating the healthcare system. Questions must be submitted by September 27. Recipients will establish and operate programs that help families navigate barriers and make use of the services they need.

The purpose of this Request for Applications is to inform you that the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is now soliciting applications for the purpose of establishing Family Support Navigators. The primary goal of the Family Support Navigator is to assist families and individuals with gaining an increased understanding of the progression of addiction and how to navigate insurance and treatment systems.

Up to $100,000 is currently available annually to support two Family Navigators services in each of the 10 New York State Economic Development Zones (EDZ). Currently, there are eight EDZ with Family Navigator services awarded. This RFA will allow the two EDZ without these services to establish the program as well as create an additional ten programs for a total of two programs in each EDZ:

-Current Empire Development Zones with Family Navigator Services (One additional award anticipated to be made by this RFA): Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, North County, Southern Tier, and Western New York.

-Empire Development Zones without Family Navigator Services (Two awards anticipated to be made by this RFA): Long Island and New York City

Total funding available for these twelve programs will be $1.2M annually. This amount may increase or decrease based on future State appropriations.

Applications should address the following objectives:

-Assist families in connecting with Managed Care Organizations, treatment facilities, hospitals, community-based organizations and support groups;

-Collect required data, prepare reports and program outcome statements, evaluate results, and engage in strategic planning;

-Work with other agency staff members to ensure holistic and integrated approach to mission- focused, trauma-informed, family support services program delivery;

-Knowledge of substance use disorder, the progression of addiction and the impact addiction has on families;

-Knowledge of existing and emerging array of substance use disorder supportive and recovery oriented services within the County;

-Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for the diverse cultural background and practices, volunteers and other agency staff.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176213

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Term of Contract:

The anticipated initial contract length is five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is available to counties only. Counties can either provide the services directly or contract with a not-for-profit to provide the services.

If a not-for-profit is contracted by the County, the County must specify the specific provider(s) being contracted.

Pre-Application Information:

Questions must be submitted by September 27, 2016. Questions and answers will be posted online by October 17, 2016, 12:00 AM.

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It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that applications are delivered to OASAS Designated Contact noted above, by 5:00 PM EST on January 31, 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Karen Stackrow

New York State Office of Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse Services
1450 Western Avenue, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12203-3526

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA# 16103

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York