New York State (NYS) Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
12/28/17 5:00 PM EST Receipt
Grants of up to $30,000 per bed to New York community-based and non-hospital nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to provide services to patients undergoing medically-supervised withdrawal and stabilization. Funding may be requested by qualifying applicants as follows:
-Eligible applicants seeking to add to or extend an existing facility to accommodate medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization beds must apply to establish a minimum of 8 beds and a maximum of 25 beds.
-Eligible applicants seeking to create a new, freestanding facility must apply to establish a minimum of 16 beds and a maximum of 25 beds.
Funding is available only for new beds, not conversions of current operating programs. The capital funding is made available by bonded appropriations and will require an OASAS State Aid Grant Lien (SAGL) on the property for a period of thirty (30) years in accordance with Part 813 “Financial Assistance for Capital Improvement Projects”. Long-term leases may be considered in substitution for a SAGL.
Scope of Work:
A. Target Population:
The target population is those in need of medically supervised detoxification services (as determined by the OASAS web-based level of care determination application known as Level of Care for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Referral (LOCADTR)), or those experiencing mild withdrawal or significant urges or cravings that cannot be managed in an outpatient setting.
Preference is given to applicant(s) proposing development of a program in counties where no such treatment services currently exist and then to program applications in counties with comparatively fewer services offered. See Appendix A for list of all current certified medically supervised detoxification services by county.
B. Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Services:
Medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization services provide around the clock medical supervision of withdrawal and engage individuals into substance use disorder (SUD) services.
Medically Supervised Inpatient Withdrawal Programs are detoxification and stabilization services within a safe community-based environment. Programs have a Medical Director, nursing and clinical staff to provide oversight 24 hour a day, 7 days per week and in sufficient numbers to meet the Part 816.7 regulatory requirements and the individual needs of program participants. Programs provide medical assessment; assessment of withdrawal with validated withdrawal screening tools (e.g., COWS and CIWA); and medication to manage symptoms of withdrawal safely and effectively. Programs will have an OASAS approved withdrawal protocol that includes linkage to ongoing medication assisted treatment, substance use disorder treatment and levels of care recommended by LOCADTR 3.0. Programs will have linkage agreements and policies and procedures consistent with warm hand-offs to the next level of care with admission to the next level of care ideally on the day of discharge but in no case later than 72 hours. The linkage will include a plan for ongoing medication assisted treatment and the medication protocol will allow for a bridge prescription to the next level of care where the agreement includes ongoing medication plan with no disruption. The plan will also include linkage to recovery supports, family treatment and clinical services in the most appropriate level of care as indicated by the assessment.
Programs will provide individualized treatment planning with plan for discharge developed at the time of psychosocial assessment. Programs will engage family when possible and develop a safe and effective plan for psychosocial treatment and recovery support. Programs will train staff to be proficient in motivational interviewing and motivational approaches will be incorporated in all clinical contacts. Programs will also train staff in trauma informed care and provide a safe and supportive environment consistent with trauma informed principles.
Treatment will be person-centered and based on assessments that includes strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
Staff are aware of the cultural context and the participant’s values, beliefs, and language and provides treatment that is culturally sensitive. Staff reflect the community(ies) that the program serves. The Program will collaborate with community stakeholders, recovery oriented systems of care and will have formal linkage agreements with medical, mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers.
GrantWatch ID#: 182480
Up to $2.25 million (maximum of $30,000 per bed) is available annually for ongoing operational costs for this initiative.
The anticipated contract term is 8 years.
Eligible Applicants: OASAS community-based voluntary agencies (non-hospital) and Local Governmental Units (LGUs) or other (non-hospital) Not-for-Profit agencies.
Proprietary entities are not eligible.
Note: Applicants operating an existing medically supervised withdrawal and stabilization program are not eligible to apply for funding to add or extend that program.
Funding will be allocated to successful applicants through the county where the service will be provided except where the successful applicant is an existing OASAS direct contract provider or in cases where the service will be provided in New York City and the successful applicant does not have an existing contract with New York City. In these instances, the NYS OASAS may provide direct funding to the successful applicant.
Eligible Applicants shall have the following meaning: OASAS community-based voluntary agencies (non-hospital) and Local Governmental Units (LGUs) or other Not-for-Profit (non-hospital) organizations. The proposed new services will be considered in all counties within the State with priority given to applications for services in counties that do not currently offer the services and then to program applications in counties with comparatively fewer services offered.
For purposes of this solicitation the following definitions apply:
-Voluntary Agencies: As defined in NYS Mental Hygiene Law, section 41.03 paragraph 11, a voluntary agency “means a corporation organized or existing pursuant to the not-for-profit corporation law for the purpose of providing local services.”
-Local Governmental Unit: As defined in NYS Mental Hygiene Law, section 41.03 paragraph 5, local governmental unit “means the unit of local government given authority in accordance with this chapter by local government to provide local services.”
-In good standing: All of a provider’s operating certificates that are subject to a compliance rating have a current compliance rating of partial (two years) or substantial (three year) compliance. Applicants are advised that OASAS certified or funded agencies must be in good standing to submit an application.
Applicants outside New York City, who are not an LGU itself, MUST include a Letter of Support in their application from the Local Governmental Unit in the county in which they plan to operate the Open Access Center which indicates the county supports the applicant’s proposal and agrees to execute a contract or amend an existing contract to facilitate the funding of the award under this RFA.
Applicants in New York City, who are not the NYC DOHMH itself, MUST include a letter of support from the NYC DOHMH which indicates the NYC DOHMH supports the applicant’s proposal AND agrees to (1) execute a contract or amend an existing contract to facilitate the funding of the award under this RFA or (2) if the applicant does not have an existing contract with the NYC DOHMH, support OASAS contracting directly with the applicant.
Pursuant to the NYS Division of the Budget Bulletin H-1032 Revised, dated July 16, 2014, NYS has instituted key reform initiatives to the grant contract process which require that not-for-profits must register in the NYS Grants Gateway and complete a Vendor Prequalifcation process.
Applicants should be pre-qualified in the NYS Grants Gateway when submitting their application and any award is contingent on the applicant(s) being pre-qualified in at the time of contact execution.
Any questions or requests for clarification about this RFA must be received in writing by 5:00 PM EST on November 16, 2017 and must be submitted by email.
Written responses to Inquiries submitted by the deadline date will be answered and posted to the OASAS website on or about December 7, 2017.
All applications must be received by 5:00 PM, December 28, 2017.
Expected Timetable for Key Events:
-Release Date: October 26, 2017
-Closing Date for Submission of Applicant’s Questions: 5:00 PM EST on November 16, 2017
-Answers to Applicant’s Questions on or about: December 7, 2017
-Closing Date for Receipt of Applications: 5:00 PM EST on December 28, 2017
-Anticipated Evaluation and Selection: February 3, 2018
View this opportunity on the Grants Gateway:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit all inquiries to:
Karen C. Stackrow
Submission of Applications to:
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Division of Fiscal Administration
1450 Western Avenue, 5th Floor
Albany, New York 12203-3526
Reference: “Request for Applications - OASAS Project No. 17101”
OASAS Project No. 17101
USA: New York City; New York